Jazz trumpeter Henry Allen was born on January 7, 1908, in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1927, he joined King Oliver’s big band. From 1929–'33 he was in Luis Russell’s band. From 1933–'34, he belonged to Fletcher Henderson’s big band, and was in Mills Blue Rhythm band 1934–'37. He returned to Russell’s band and accompanied Louis Armstrong 1937–'40. Allen died on April 17, 1967 in New York City, N.Y.
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