Fields, “Geechie” Julius (b. 1904)

Trombonist who entered the Jenkins Orphanage in 1915 and learned to play the trombone by Eugene “Buddy” Aiken and Jacob “Jake” Frazier; gigged regularly at John O’Conner’s Club and worked with Earle Howard (1926), Charlie Skeete, Bill Benford during the 1920s in New York; recorded with Jelly Roll Morton (1928, 1930), Clarence Williams and James P. Johnson; he left music in the 1930s and became a trainer and boxing coach in New York City.

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