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Dick Vance

tr, 1915-1985 US, Mayfield, Kentucky
Musician / Arranger of Jazz

Dick Vance (November 28, 1915 - July 1, 1985) was an American jazz trumpeter and arranger.Vance was born in Mayfield, Kentucky and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where he initially learned violin before concentrating on trumpet. He played in Cleveland with J. Frank Terry before joining Lil Armstrong's band in 1934-35. He moved to New York City and played with Willie Bryant, Kaiser Marshall, and Fletcher Henderson (1936–38); in Henderson's band he was lead trumpeter and occasionally sang. In 1939 he joined Chick Webb's orchestra, and remained in the group when Ella Fitzgerald took over leadership. Following this he worked with Charlie Barnet, Don Redman, Eddie Heywood (1944–45), and Ben Webster. From 1944 to 1947 he studied at Juilliard, and moonlighted as a pit orchestra musician and an arrang

  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
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Have Band - Will SwingDick Vance1963Album
Like Dixie But ... - Dick Vance And His Dixieland KingsDick VanceAlbum
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