Benny Harris’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

April 23, 1919

Death Date

May 11, 1975

Age of Death

56 years

Cause of Death



Trumpet Player

The trumpet player Benny Harris died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered for his work in the bebop jazz music genre, this self-taught trumpet player and songwriter collaborated with musicians such as Earl Hines, Benny Carter, and Dizzy Gillespie.

In his mid-teens, he began performing with the renowned jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.

He wrote “Ornithology,” a 1946 jazz standard that was popularized by saxophonist Charlie Parker.

He grew up in New York City and later settled in San Francisco, California.

His song “Reets and I” became a hit for bebop pianist Bud Powell.