Berigan, Rowland

Berigan, (Rowland Bernart) “Bunny”

(1908–42) jazz musician; born in Calumet, Wis. He was a trumpet soloist in Benny Goodman's 1935 band and the leader of his own orchestra from 1937 until his death from pneumonia.
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