Cornet, Musical Artist
1905 – 1955
Who was Reuben Reeves?
Reeves started out playing locally in the Midwest; he moved to New York City in 1924 and then to Chicago in 1925. In 1926 he joined Erskine Tate's orchestra, then played with Fess Williams and Dave Peyton. He signed to Vocalion and recorded as a bandleader with his groups the Tributaries and the River Boys; among his sidemen were his brother, trombonist Gerald Reeves, and clarinetist Omer Simeon. He played under Cab Calloway in 1931-32, and recorded again with the River Boys in 1933. He toured as a leader from 1933-35, then played freelance through the late 1930s. He led an Army band during World War II, and played in Harry Dial's Blusicians in 1946.
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- Oct 25, 1905
- Sep 1, 1955
New York City
on July 23, 2013