Related Information for Al Hirt Other Nicknames include "Al (He's the King!) Hirt" and "The Round Mound of Sound."Date of Birth: 7 November 1922, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Date of Death: 27 April 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (liver cancer) Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m) Alois Maxwell Hirt, known as "Al" or "Jumbo", was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of a police officer. At the age of six, he was given his first trumpet, which had been purchased at a local pawnsh.. read more