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|
|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.
He began playing trumpet when he was in eighth grade.
He was a co-founder of the Rebirth Brass Band and recorded with them.
In 2007 he married Karen James.
His music was heavily influenced by Louis Armstrong.
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- African-American jazz composers
- R&B musicians from New Orleans
- African-American jazz musicians
- Jazz musicians from New Orleans
- Singers from Louisiana
- American jazz trumpeters
- American jazz singers