born on 6/1/1906 in New York City, NY, United States
died on 29/12/1945 in New York City, NY, United States
Bobby Stark (January 6, 1906 – December 29, 1945) was an American jazz trumpeter.
Stark played piano, clarinet, saxophone, and alto horn before deciding on trumpet. In the mid-1920s he played with June Clark (1925), Edgar Dowell, Leon Abbey, Duncan Mayers, Bobbie Brown, Bobby Lee, Billy Butler, Charles Turner, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and Chick Webb, the last in 1926-27. From 1927 to 1933 he played in Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra as a featured soloist. He returned to duty under Chick Webb behind Taft Jordan from 1934 to 1939; after Webb's death he remained in the orchestra, now under the direction of Ella Fitzgerald. In 1940 he left the group to freelance. In 1942-43 he served in the Army, then played with Garvin Bushell (1944) and Benny Morton shortly before his death. He never led his own recording session.
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