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Joe Wilder

Joe Wilder

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    A versatile trumpeter sporting a beautiful tone quality, Joe Wilder's playing is full of character and the invaluable ability to tell a story with his horn -- a trait he says was fueled by one of his "original inspirations," Benny Carter. Wilder was raised in Philadelphia, where his father led a band, making his debut on a local radio show spotlighting talented black children. His first professional job was with Les Hite in 1941, where he met Dizzy Gillespie in the trumpet secti... Read more

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