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About King Porter
Jake Vernon Haven Porter (August 3, 1916, Oakland, California – March 25, 1993, Los Angeles) was an American jazz trumpeter and record producer
Porter started playing violin at age seven and switched to cornet at nine. He played locally in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1931 and 1939, playing with Melvin Parks, Lionel Hampton, and Saunders King before moving to Los Angeles in 1940. There he found work playing with Cee Pee Johnson, Slam Stewart, and Slim Gaillard; he served in the military in 1942-43 playing in a band at Camp Lockett, near San Diego