A trumpet virtuoso whose teaching legacy continues to be immortalized in the technique books he wrote for learners. He started playing cornet at age five and performed his initial solo with a higher school music group when he was eight. He was Herbert L. Clarke’s protégé for quite some time. His entire family members was made up of musicians in a number of disciplines plus they performed jointly as a family group orchestra. He participated in the studio room orchestras for most famous tv shows, including I REALLY LIKE Lucy, a display which starred Lucille Ball.