Born as Thaman Pierce Daily on May 5th, 1911 at Portland, Indiana, he was an American swing music and Dixieland jazz cornetist and valve trombonist. Daily was the leader of Pete Daily and his Chicagoans in the 1940s and 50s. They recorded for 36 Capitol Records, Dixie by Daily and Pete Daily’s Dixieland Band. In 1942, he moved to the West Coast and after service in World War II, formed the Chicagoans. He played long engagements at several Hollywood night clubs in the 1950s including: Sardis, The Royal Room, Hangover, Mike Lyman’s.