Ruby Braff (Cornet & Trumpet)
Born: 16th March 1927, Boston
Died: 9th February 2003, Chatham, Massachusetts
Reuben "Ruby" Braff was an American jazz trumpeter and cornetist. Jack Teagarden was once asked about him on the Garry Moore TV show and described Ruby as "the Ivy League Louis Armstrong".
Braff was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was renowned for working in an idiom ultimately derived from the playing of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke.
He began playing in local clubs in the 1940s.