Personalities | Red Nichols | Twenties | Jazz & Blues

(Cornet, 1905–65)

As a child, Nichols played in his father’s brass band. After moving to New York in 1923 he teamed up with trombone player Miff Mole, and this marked the start of a long musical partnership. With Mole, Nichols recorded various line-ups under different names, the most common of which was Red Nichols & His Five Pennies. He worked prolifically on Broadway and radio as well as on tour and in the studio; a film was made about his life in 1959.

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


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