Personalities | Punch Miller | Twenties | Jazz & Blues

(Trumpet, cornet, 1894–1971)

One of the leading New Orleans cornettists during the 1920s, Ernest ‘Punch’ Miller moved to Chicago in 1926 and found work with fellow New Orleanians Freddie Keppard and Jelly Roll Morton, as well as with Tiny Parham and Albert Wynn’s Gutbucket Five. He spent the 1930s in New York before returning to Chicago. In 1956, Miller returned to New Orleans; he recorded his last sessions in the mid-1960s with trombonist George Lewis.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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