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Ruby Braff

Ruby Braff (Cornet & Trumpet)

Born: 16th March 1927, Boston

Died: 9th February 2003, Chatham, Massachusetts

Nationality: American

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.