born on 23/7/1915 in Macon, GA, United States
died on 22/6/1993 in Cleveland, OH, United States
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Emmett Berry (July 23, 1915 – June 22, 1993) was a jazz trumpeter.
Berry was born in Macon, Georgia. He began with study of classical trumpet in Georgia, but by 18 had switched to jazz and moved to New York City. He became a member of Fletcher Henderson's band and later replaced Roy Eldridge as soloist. In the 1940s he would work in Eldridge's Little Jazz Trumpet Ensemble. He also played in Count Basie's band. He is noted as an accompaniment for Billie Holiday, was in the picture A Great Day in Harlem, and the special The Sound of Jazz. He died in Cleveland, Ohio.
- With Buck Clayton
- Songs for Swingers (Columbia, 1958)
- Copenhagen Concert (SteepleChase, 1959 )
- With Coleman Hawkins
- Timeless Jazz (Jazztone, 1954)
With Johnny Hodges
- Castle Rock (Norgran, 1951-52 )
- In a Tender Mood (Norgran, 1952 )
- The Blues (Norgran, 1952-54, )
With Joe Williams
- A Night at Count Basie's (Vanguard, 1956)