Carl Fontana

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by Carl Fontana

Biography

18 July 1928, Monroe, Louisiana, USA, d. 9 October 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. As a teenager Fontana played trombone in a band led by his father, then joined Woody Herman in 1952. Subsequent big band stints came with Lionel Hampton and Stan Kenton. In the late 50s he worked with Kai Winding’s four-trombone band. He spent most of the 60s working in house bands in Las Vegas but returned briefly to Herman for a world tour. In the early and mid-70s he was in Supersax and was co-leader with... Read more

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jazz
bop
cool
trombone
cool jazz
polka dots
west coast jazz
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