Harrison, James Henry "Jimmy"(born: 1900 - died: 1931)
Harrison was born in Louisville, KY. He left Kentucky when a teen and later played semi-pro baseball before becoming a musician and a singer. A trombonist, he had his own trio in 1919 and played with a number of other bands: Charlie Johnson, Sam Wooding, the Kentucky Jazz Band (Detroit), and Billy Fowler, to name a few. Harrison died of stomach cancer at the age of 30. For more see Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street, by J. Chilton; and The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, ed. by D. Clarke.