Ray Anthony

Oral History Information

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Musician, Trumpeter

Ray Anthony has only endorsed two products during his long and successful career-- only two because he doesn't give use of his name lightly. As a teenager he played trumpet for the famed Glenn Miller Orchestra during the swing era. A decade later he formed his own band and recorded a number of his own tunes including “The Bunny Hop.” He played a Selmer trumpet in his early career, but switched some 40 years ago to a Yamaha trumpet. Ray also formed his own music publishing company along the way and produced and released several well-selling albums.