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Ray Linn

tr, 1920-1996 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz and Pop

Ray Linn (born October 20, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois - died November 1996 in Columbus, Ohio) was an American jazz trumpeter.Linn's first major engagements came in the late 1930s, playing with Tommy Dorsey (1938–41) and Woody Herman (1941-42). He would return to play with Herman again several times, in 1945, 1947, and 1955-59. In the 1940s he spent time with Jimmy Dorsey (1942–45), Benny Goodman (1943, 1947), Artie Shaw (1944–46), and Boyd Raeburn (1946). He moved to Los Angeles in 1945, where he worked extensively as a studio musician, in addition to playing with Bob Crosby (1950–51) and his extended final tenure with Herman. He spent much of the 1960s playing music for television, including The Lawrence Welk Show.

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
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Down on MacConnachy Square on Brigadoon by Various Artists

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Empty Suit BluesRay Linn And The Chicago Stompers With Dave Frishberg, Gary Foster, Bob Havens ' Jim Hughart, Eddie Miller, Dick Berk & Mary Ann McCall1981Album
Chicago JazzRay Linn1978Album
Happy José (Ching Ching Ching) / Hot Tamale (Chee Chee Baby)Ray Linn1967Single
The windows of Paris / Trumpeter's DreamRay LinnSingle
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