Trumpeter Joe Wilder lived through some absolutely ridiculous racism and still retained his optimism and bright spirit. What a guy! Sad to say, he passed away February 6 at 92 years old. Wilder played with many of the jazz greats, like Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, and many more. Check out Mr. Wilder playing Cherokee in the first video/slideshow, and following that, an interview with Joe Wilder in which he talks about his career on African American Legends. A great talk.