Drummer and bandleader. Thomas Henry Myles born February 11, 1900 in Washington, D.C.; died October 21, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Played with Claude Hopkins in Atlantic City, N.J. in 1925. Was residing in Newark, N.J. in 1930.
Myles was a member of the White Brothers orchestra and later assumed its leadership. Appeared at Club Prudhom in Baltimore in 1932. Broadcast regularly on WMAL radio in 1932-1933. Led band at the Washington Cotton Club in 1934-1935. Played the Apollo Theater in New York in 1936. Crystal Caverns in 1937. Liberty Cafe in 1944. Several notable jazz figures passed through his bands, including Garnet Clark, Jimmy Mundy, Tyree Glenn, Trummy Young, Frank Wess, and Billy Eckstine.
Press reports in 1937 had Myles and Henry ‘Red’ Allen joining Charlie Barnet’s big band, but this never took place.