Kermit Ruffins is an American jazz trumpeter, singer, composer, and actor from New Orleans. He has been influenced by Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan and says that the highest note he can hit on trumpet is a high C. He often accompanies his songs with his own vocals. Most of his bands perform New Orleans jazz standards though he also composes many of his own pieces. Jon Pareles of The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Ruffins is an unabashed entertainer who plays trumpet with a bright, silvery tone, sings with off-the-cuff charm and never gets too abstruse in his material."
|Birth name:||Kermit Ruffins|
|Born:||December 19, 1964|
|Origin:||New Orleans, Louisiana U.S.|
|Genres:||Jazz, Rhythm and blues|
|Labels:||Basin Street, Putumayo, Justice|
|Associated acts:||Rebirth Brass Band, Danny Barker, Dr. Michael White, Irvin Mayfield|
About Kermit Ruffins
Trumpeter and founder of the Barbecue Swingers, a jazz quintet.
Kermit Ruffins Before Fame
He began playing trumpet when he was in eighth grade.
Achievement of Kermit Ruffins
He was a co-founder of the Rebirth Brass Band and recorded with them.
Kermit Ruffins Family Life
In 2007 he married Karen James.
Associations of Kermit Ruffins
His music was heavily influenced by Louis Armstrong.
Information related to Kermit Ruffins
- Rebirth Brass Band - The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. The group was founded in 1983 by Phillip "Tuba Phil" Frazier, his brother Keith Frazier, Kermit Ruffins, and classmates from Joseph S. Clark Senior High School, which closed in the spring of 2018, in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans.
- Treme (TV Series) - Treme is an American drama television series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer that aired on HBO. The series premiered on April 11, 2010, and concluded on December 29, 2013, comprising four seasons and 36 episodes.
- African-American jazz composers
- African-American jazz musicians
- Jazz musicians from New Orleans
- 21st-century trumpeters
- Singers from Louisiana
- American jazz trumpeters
- American jazz composers