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Distinguished multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter, arranger, conductor and songwriter whose instantly-recognizable style remains a longtime trademark. The son of a roofer and a youthful asthmatic, his physician advised therapy through playing the tuba. In his school band, he developed an appreciation of the other instruments and became a self-taught... See full bio »
Born:in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died:(age 87) in San Juan Capistrano, California, USA