Perry, Ermitt [Ermet] (b. 1910)

Born in Jacksonville, FL; resident of the Jenkins Orphanage from 1921-1926; lead trumpeter; worked with Bubber Applewhite and his Florida Troubadours, the Sunset Royals in Florida, and big bands between 1940-1960 including Dizzy Gillespie’s band in the 1950s; recorded with Louis Jordan, Bud Powell, and Sarah Vaughan; played for Broadway shows in the 1970s.

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