- Real name
- Juan Vincente Martinez
- December 31, 1900
- April 23, 1984
- Puerto Rico
- Valve trombonist and composer, best known as a member of Duke Ellington's band, and as the (co)-writer of the jazz standards "Caravan", "Pyramid" and "Perdido". Born in Puerto Rico, he moved to the US in 1920.
- Member of
Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators
Member of Ellington's band 1929 to 1944 and 1951 to 1953.