1902Sylvester Ahola, world-famous trumpeter (1902-1995)People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Music, Notable People

Sylvester’s Society Orchestra and Entertainers, Left to right: Miriam Niemi Lane, Meri Niemi Casey, Sylvester Ahola, Barbara Gross, Cap Thomas, c. 1950. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 22426
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Sylvester Ahola was a classic jazz trumpeter and cornetist. He played the trumpet on 2,000 records and was part of fifty orchestras and jazz bands. He played both trumpet and percussion with the Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra in his final years.

Boppinbob. “FROM THE VAULTS: Sylvester Ahola Born 24 May 1902.” FROM THE VAULTS (blog), May 24, 2017. https://fromthevaults-boppinbob.blogspot.com/2017/05/sylvester-ahola-born-24-may-1902.html.
Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 21500
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