Best known for his long association with Duke Ellington’s orchestras (1940-1963), the multi-talented Ray Nance sang, danced and played violin and trumpet. He was acknowledged as one of the finest jazz violinists of the 1940s, and was a distinctive trumpeter, even though self-taught on the instrument. His nickname, appropriately enough, was “Floorshow.”
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