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Johnny Coles (July 3, 1926, Trenton, New Jersey - December 21, 1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American jazz trumpeter. Coles spent his early career playing with rhythm & blues groups, including those of Eddie Vinson (1948–1951), Bull Moose Jackson (1952), and Earl Bostic (1955–1956). He was with James Moody from 1956 to 1958, and played with Gil Evans's orchestra between 1958 and 1964, including on the Miles Davis album Sketches of Spain. After this he spent time with Charles… read more

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  • Johnny Coles—now connected to the brandnew group ➤ [group]Round Midnight[/group]
  • Little Johnny C is a great album.

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