Related Information for Benny Bailey Benny Bailey (born Ernest Harold Bailey 13 August 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio – 14 April 2005 in Amsterdam) was an American Bebop and Hard bop jazz trumpeter.He had some training in piano and flute in his youth, but switched to trumpet, and concentrated on the instrument while at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In the early 1940s he worked with Bull Moose Jackson and Scatman Crothers. He later worked with Dizzy Gillespie and toured with Lionel Hampton. During a European tour with Hampton.. read more