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Jimmy Maxwell

tr, 1917-2002 US, Stockton, California
Musician of Jazz

Jimmy Maxwell (January 9, 1917 - July 20, 2002) was an American swing jazz trumpeter.Maxwell played cornet from an early age, studying with Herbert L. Clarke in the early 1930s. He played with Gil Evans (1933–34), Jimmy Dorsey (1936), Maxine Sullivan, and Skinnay Ennis before joining Benny Goodman's band from 1939-43. He also played with Goodman later in life, including on his tour of the Soviet Union in 1962. He worked as a studio musician for NBC from 1943, playing on The Perry Como Show (1945–63), The Patti Page Show, the Pat Boone Show, and The Tonight Show (1963–73). He played first trumpet on hundreds of recordings and commercials from 1950-1980. In addition, he worked as a sideman for, among others, Woody Herman (1958), Count Basie, Duke Ellington (1973), Oliver Nelson, Gerry Mullig

  • Trumpet
  • Bass
  • Flugelhorn
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
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After the Lights Go Down Low on After the Lights Go Down Low by Edna McGriff & Jimmy Maxwell

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Title Artist Year Type
Let's Fall In LoveJimmy Maxwell1983Album
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