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Ernie Royal

Ernest Andrew "Ernie" Royal (June 2, 1921, Los Angeles, California – March 16, 1983, New York City) was a jazz trumpeter. His older brother was clarinetist and alto saxophonist Marshal Royal, with whom he appears on the classic Ray Charles big band recording The Genius of Ray Charles (1959).

He began in Sketches of Spain (1960).


  • Death 1
  • Discography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


A resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, Royal died of cancer at age 61 at Mount Sinai Hospital on March 16, 1983.[2]



  1. ^ Charles Mingus Catalog at Jazzdiscog
  2. ^ Staff. "Ernie Royal, Trumpeter, 61; Played in Many Jazz Bands", The New York Times, March 18, 1983. Accessed September 21, 2011. "Ernie Royal, a trumpet player who was featured in a number of major jazz bands and who also played in the pit bands for several Broadway musicals, died of cancer Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital. Mr. Royal, who was 61 years old, lived in Teaneck, N.J."

External links

  • 1978 interview
  • All Music
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