Kermit Ruffins

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Trumpet Player
Date of Birth December 19, 1964
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana
Age 55 years old
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Kermit Ruffins

Kermit Ruffins is an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. 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: Dec 19, 1964
Origin: New Orleans, Louisiana U.S.
Genres: Jazz, Rhythm and blues
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Trumpet, vocals
Years active: 1973–present
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.

Before Fame

He began playing trumpet when he was in eighth grade.


He was a co-founder of the Rebirth Brass Band and recorded with them.

Family Life

In 2007 he married Karen James.


His music was heavily influenced by Louis Armstrong.

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