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American jazz trumpeter.
Born : January 08, 1906 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Died : May 08, 1983 in Los Angeles, California.
Culley played locally in Boston, then moved to New York City in 1931, where he found early work playing with [a307199] and [a253474]. He then spent 11 years in the employ of [a307453], recording with him extensively. Following this he played with [a136133] (1944-49), then worked again briefly with Sissle before playing in the [a253011] from 1951 to 1959.
During his career he participated in more than 200 recording sessions.
After working with Basie Culley retired from music and pursued a career in insurance.