Al Hirt Trumpeter Al Hirt was an American trumpeter and bandleader. He is best remembered for his million-selling recordings of "Java" and the accompanying album Honey in the Horn, and for the theme song to The Green Hornet. Wikipedia Born: November 7, 1922, New Orleans, LA Died: April 27, 1999, New Orleans, LA Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
Billy Eckstine. August 27, 1969. Referred to as "Mr. B" Eckstine was a jazz singer and bandleader. He formed and directed his own band and also played the trumpet, valve trombone, and guitar. He went on to become a solo artist often collaborating with other renowned vocalists such as Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughn and other musicians like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Count Basie and Quincy Jones.