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Eddie Bert

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Eddie Bert (Edward Joseph Bertolatus, May 16, 1922 – September 28, 2012) was an American jazz trombonist.
Bert was born in Yonkers, New York. His first job as a musician came in 1940 when he joined the Sam Donahue Orchestra, and then joined Red Norvo in 1941. He performed continually with leading musicians including Stan Kenton , Benny Goodman’, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Tito Puente, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Illinois Jacquet, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Woody Herman, and Charlie Barnett.

He is featured in hundreds of recordings and recorded extensively as a leader on various labels, including Savoy Records, Blue Note Trans-World, Jazztone, and Discovery Records.
He died in September 2012 at his home in Danbury, Connecticut. Bert continued to play sold-out shows until his death.

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  • Kershlaus91

    Mrs Eddie Bert, may you rest in peace. Just discovered his music after knowing that he had passed away.

    30 Sep 2012 Reply

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