Johnny Dunn

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Johnny Dunn (February 19, 1897 – August 20, 1937) was an American traditional jazz trumpeter and vaudeville performer, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] He is probably best known for his work during the 1920s with musicians such as Perry Bradford or Noble Sissle.[2] In 1922, he recorded as a member of Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds, together with Garvin Bushell, Coleman Hawkins, Everett Robbins, Bubber Miley and Herb Flemming.[3]

As bandleader[edit]

As a bandleader, he led the following lineups:[4]

In 1928, Dunn recorded four tracks with Jelly Roll Morton, and two more with both James P. Johnson and Fats Waller. He never made any more recordings, and relocated permanently to Europe.[1]

Dunn died aged 40 in Paris, France in August 1937, but with his playing style out of fashion he was largely forgotten by that time.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography by Scott Yanow". Allmusic.com. Retrieved September 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Carr, Ian; Digby Fairweather, Brian Priestley (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. The Rough Guides. p. 183. ISBN 1-85828-137-7. 
  3. ^ Gibbs, Craig Martin (2012) Black Recording Artists, 1877-1926: An Annotated Discography, p. 111-2. McFarland At Google Books. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  4. ^ The Red Hot Jazz Archive: Biography Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  5. ^ The Red Hot Jazz Archive: Jazz Hounds discography Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  6. ^ The Red Hot Jazz Archive: Jazz Band discography Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  7. ^ The Red Hot Jazz Archive: Original Jazz Band discography Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  8. ^ The Red Hot Jazz Archive: Edith Wilson and Johnny Dunn's Jazz Hounds discography Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  9. ^ The Red Hot Jazz Archive: Band discography Retrieved 16 May 2013.