Georges Jouvin, the Man with the Golden Trumpet

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Between the 1950s and 1990s, Georges Jouvin recorded no less than 70 albums, selling 25 million records along the way. Classically trained, he was happy to cross genres, from jazz to pop and dance.

Nicknamed “Golden Trumpet,” Jouvin (June 19, 1923-October 24, 2016) studied at the Conservatoire de Rennes and Paris Conservatory. In 1950 he recorded with an orchestra in Paris led by Maurice Mouflard and featuring a guest appearance by Charlie Parker.

In 1994 Jouvin was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor (Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur). First given by Napoleon Bonaparte, it is the highest honorary decoration awarded in France.

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