Famous Orchestra Leaders in History (Part 2)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1928-10-11 Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist, conductor, orchestra leader (Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, 1960-2004), born in Šiauliai, Lithuania (d. 2016)
  • 1928-11-06 Peter Matz, American musician and orchestra leader (Hullabaloo; The Carol Burnett Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1930-07-09 Buddy Bregman, American orchestra leader and arranger (Eddie Fisher Show; Ella Fitzgerald's Cole Porter Songbook), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1932-11-28 Ethel Ennis, American jazz singer (If Women Ruled The World), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1933-04-16 Perry Botkin Jr, American orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-06-02 Bob Rozario, orchestra leader (Tony Orlando, Marie), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1934-10-29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935-10-23 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1937-12-10 Don Sebesky, American orchestra leader (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1941-03-28 Alf Clausen, American orchestra leader and film and television score composer (Donny & Marie; The Simpsons; ALF), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1949-11-28 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist and orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1949-12-26 Ira Newborn, American orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Music