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Robert Edward Brookmeyer (December 19, 1929 – December 15, 2011) was an American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger, and composer.

Brookmeyer was born on Dec. 19, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., the only child of Elmer Edward Brookmeyer and the former Mayme Seifert. He began playing music professionally as a teenager and attended the Kansas City Conservatory of Music, but left before graduating

Brookmeyer played piano with the big bands of Tex Beneke and Ray McKinley, but switched his focus to… read more

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  • Avatar for BuzzBronski
    R.I.P. Mr. Brookmeyer
  • Avatar for HermanHinds
    Thank you, Bob. R.I.P.
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    15.12.2011 R.I.P.
  • Avatar for Frenchytj
    What is to say about Bob Brookmeyer ?Over 35 years ago, he made me discover and love The Valve Trombone,and now,he's over 80 years old,and still playing!
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    hey !

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