Jazz designer and bandleader who also immigrated to america with his mom and sister after being successful $3,000 inside a 1919 lottery. His 1st professional job is at 1917, offering the accompaniment for silent movies. His music group was among New York’s best jazz organizations by 1929 and was made up of many sidemen who experienced played with Ruler Oliver. He fathered famed jazz vocalist Catherine Russell. He offered as musical movie director for Louis Armstrong through the past due 1930s and early 1940s along with his band providing as Armstrong’s back-up.