Dave Wilkins (September 25, 1914 – November 26, 1990)[1] was a Barbadian jazz trumpeter.

Wilkins first played in Salvation Army bands in his native Barbados.[2] In 1937, he moved to London, England, where he worked with Ken Snakehips Johnson's West Indian Swing Band among others.[2] He recorded with Una Mae Carlisle and Fats Waller in 1938, and continued to work with Johnson until 1941. Following this, he played with English jazz musicians such as Ted Heath, Harry Parry, Joe Daniels and Cab Kaye.[2] He stopped playing in the 1970s and died in 1990.


  1. ^ Kemp, Larry (16 October 2018). Early Jazz Trumpet Legends. Dorrance Publishing. p. 158. ISBN 9781480976375. Retrieved 18 October 2021 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 2685/6. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
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