Ed Burke (musician)
Edward "Ed" Burke (January 13, 1909,
Fulton, Ohio- April 19, 1988, East Elmhurst, New York) was an American jazzmusician.
Burke was adept at both
violinand trombone, and played both professionally in jazz bands. He worked with Walter Barneslate in the 1920s, then with Cassino Simpsonand Ed Carryin the early 1930s. He worked with Kenneth Andersonin 1934 before joining Erskine Tate's band through the end of 1935. Following a stint with Horace Henderson, he joined Earl Hines's band in 1938.
In the 1940s he played with
Walter Fullerand Coleman Hawkins, and later in the decade with Duke Ellingtonand Cootie Williams. In the early 1950s he joined Cab Calloway's band, then worked with Buddy Johnsona few years later.
In the 1960s and 1970s Burke essentially went into retirement, though he occasionally played with musicians such as
Lem Johnsonand Wally Edwards.
Eugene Chadbourne, [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3vfexq95ldte~T1 Edward Burke] at Allmusic
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