Roy Eldridge

Real Name:David Roy Eldridge

Roy Eldridge (born January 30, 1911, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - died February 26, 1989, Valley Stream, New York, USA) also known as "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpeter. He was a prominent soloist with the bands of Fletcher Henderson, Gene Krupa and Artie Shaw as well as featured in Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic events and a leader in his own name. Eldridge was given the nickname "Little Jazz" by Leon "Chu" Berry. On Wikipedia and the liner notes of i.a. Roy Eldridge - "Little Jazz" Jazz the nickname was given by the saxophone player Otto Hardwicke (Otto James "Toby" Hardwicke, 1904 – 1970) when they were together in The Elmer Snowden orchestra in the early Thirties.

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Aliases:King David (19), Little Jazz
In Groups:"King David" And His Little Jazz Four, "Little Jazz" And His Trumpet Ensemble, All Star Big Band, Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five, Artie Shaw And His Orchestra, Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra, Chu Berry & His Little Jazz Ensemble, Coleman Hawkins & Friends, Coleman Hawkins All Star Band, Coleman Hawkins Quintet, Coleman Hawkins Swing Four, Delta Four, Eddie Locke Sextet, Elmer Snowden Sextet, Esquire All Stars, Esquire All-American Jazz Band, Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra, Gene Krupa And His Orchestra, Gene Krupa's Swing Band, Herb Ellis And The All-Stars
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