red nichols

Ernest Loring “Red” Nichols (May 8, 1905 – June 28, 1965)[1] was an American jazz cornetist, composer, and jazz bandleader.

Early life and career
Nichols was born in Ogden, Utah, United States. His father was a college music professor, and Nichols was something of a child prodigy, playing difficult set pieces for his father’s brass band by the age of 12. Young Nichols heard the early recordings of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and later those of Bix Beiderbecke, and these had a strong influence on him. His style became polished, clean, and incisive.