Charles E. "Chuck" Austin - trumpet:
~A native of Ben Avon, received his 1st trumpet in the 6th grade. Has performed with jazz vocalist Dakota Staton, bandleader Joe Westray, and vaudeville producer Irvin C Miller. Toured and recorded with Lloyd Price (Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Stagger Lee, Personality) in the 50s including an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Played with the Apollos, George Gee Orchestra, Balcony Big Band, Roger Humphries Big Band, Stanley Theater Orchestra and the Jack Purcell Orchestra. Founder and president of the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh.