Max Kaminksy

Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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7 September 1908, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA, d. 6 September 1994, Castle Point, New York, USA. Kaminsky was a trumpet player with a vigorous style, who played briefly with some big bands, including Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw, but was mainly associated with white Chicago-style small groups. Kaminsky started out with bands in Boston around 1924. In the late 20s, he played with George Wettling and Bud Freeman in New York, and toured with Red Nichols. During the 30s and early 40s he worked for several band leaders, including Leo Reisman, Joe Venuti, Pee Wee Russell, Tony Pastor, Tommy Dorsey, Alvino Rey and Joe Marsala. Between 1942 and 1943, he played for Artie Shaw’s famous Navy Band. After his discharge, he led his own popular combo in New York and Boston clubs until 1946, when he resumed freelancing with dixieland groups with artists such as Eddie Condon and Art Hodes. In 1957, he toured Europe with a Jack Teagarden - Earl Hines All Star group, and the...

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