Jack Sheldon
Born: 1931

Along with Lester Young in the ’30s, Dizzy Gillespie in the
’40s, and Zoot Sims in the ’50s, Jack Sheldon is one of the
Original Lions of the West Coast Sound.
Jack’s a premier improviser, is one of only a handful of
trumpet players throughout jazz history who has developed
his own distinctive “signature sound”. It’s an inimitable sound
that comes from his heart and soul, what Miles Davis called
“a voice”.

As an integral part of the West Coast Scene of the 1950s,
he played an important… Continue

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