Trombonists un History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1870-09-22 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 1888-06-03 Tom Brown, American dixieland jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • 1891-05-22 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)
  • 1895-04-20 Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1905-08-20 Jack Teagarden [Weldon Leo Teagarden], American trombonist and actor (Meet Band Leaders), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1905-11-19 Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist and big band leader (Opus No. 1; I'll Never Smile Again), born in Mahanoy Plane, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1906-08-06 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • 1907-08-03 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 1988)
  • 1913-04-29 Jack Bently, English trombonist, born in Manchester (d. 1994)
  • 1915-03-29 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1915-12-16 Turk Murphy, American trombonist (d. 1987)
  • 1920-08-13 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, English jazz trombonist, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1922-04-16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-18 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1983)
  • 1924-01-22 J. J. Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2001)
  • 1925-06-06 Al Grey, American jazz trombonist (Snap Your Fingers), born in Aldie, Virginia (d. 2000)
  • 1926-08-08 Urbie [Urban Clifford] Green, American jazz trombonist (toured with Woody Herman, Frankie Carlie), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1926-08-20 Frank Rosolino, American jazz trombonist (The Frank Rosolino Sextet), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1927-05-01 Billy Byers, American jazz trombonist and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • 1927-06-20 John M Dengler, jazz bass sax/trumpet/trombone
  • 1928-02-11 Conrad Janis, American jazz trombonist and actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-04-17 Chris Barber, English jazz trombonist, born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • 1934-04-19 Jan Helge Guttorm Bark, Swedish trombonist and composer, born in Härnösand, Sweden
  • 1934-10-17 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), born in Kingston (d. 2015)
  • 1936-07-04 Richard "Dick" Hyde, American trombonist and session musician (Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Madonna), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1937-04-03 Louis Satterfield [also known as Lui-Lui, Ealee, and Sat], American trombone player (The Pharaohs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Phenix Horns), born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2004)
  • 1939-02-14 Chris Pyne, trombonist
  • 1939-06-08 William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 1943-09-21 David Hood, American bassist and trombonist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Traffic), born in Sheffield, Alabama
  • 1947-05-19 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-11-30 Bill Reichenbach Jr., American trombonist, born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • 1950-06-14 Bart van Lier, Dutch trombonist, born in Haarlem
  • 1952-10-08 Clifford Adams, American trombone player, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1953-03-12 Labamba, [Richard Rosenberg], American rock trombonist (Asbury Jukes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-10-25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1979-10-19 Brian Robertson, American trombonist
  • 1986-01-02 Troy Andrews [Trombone Shorty], American jazz musician and producer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1941-04-17 Actress Doris Day (19) weds trombonist Albert Jorden

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

LoveWedding of Interest

1941-08-25 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (26) weds trombonist Jimmy Monroe

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Deaths in Music

  • 1942-06-18 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, dies at 71
  • 1956-11-26 Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist and big band leader (Opus No. 1; I'll Never Smile Again), dies at 51
  • 1958-03-25 Tom Brown, American dixieland jazz trombonist, dies at 69
  • 1963-04-09 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist, dies at 71
  • 1964-01-15 Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
  • 1964-02-15 Jack Teagarden [Weldon Leo Teagarden], American trombonist and actor (Meet Band Leaders), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 58
  • 1973-01-23 Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • 1973-12-03 Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, dies at 78
  • 1978-11-26 Frank Rosolino, American jazz trombonist (The Frank Rosolino Sextet), kills himself after shooting his sons at 52
  • 1983-05-06 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), dies of a brain tumor at 60
  • 1984-11-16 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
  • 1987-05-30 Turk Murphy, jazz trombonist, dies at 71
  • 1988-09-05 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), dies at 81
  • 1994-01-07 Bobby Pratt, American jazz trombone and piano player, dies at 67
  • 1994-04-22 Jack Bently, English trombonist, dies at 80
  • 1994-07-25 John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
  • 1995-04-12 Chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56
  • 1996-05-01 Billy Byers, American jazz trombonist and arranger, dies on his 79th birthday
  • 1996-05-30 Bob Stroup, trombonist, dies at 57
  • 1997-01-16 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, English jazz trombonist, dies at 76
  • 2000-03-24 Al Grey, American jazz trombonist (Snap Your Fingers), dies aged 74
  • 2001-02-04 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer, dies at 77
  • 2004-09-27 Louis Satterfield [also known as Lui-Lui, Ealee, and Sat], American trombone player (The Pharaohs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Phenix Horns), dies at 67
  • 2005-07-25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • 2010-05-01 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • 2012-09-27 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
  • 2015-01-12 Clifford Adams, American trombone player, dies at 62
  • 2015-09-04 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), dies at 80
  • 2018-07-03 William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, dies at 79