Bob Florence

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Birthday
20, 1932
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 15, 2008 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1932
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 15, 2008 (75)

About

Jazz arranger and pianist who worked with some of the biggest names of his time, including Buddy Rich, Count Basie, and Doc Severinsen.

Before Fame

His original ambition was to be a concert pianist. This changed when he heard jazz for the first time at Los Angeles City College.

Trivia

He won a Grammy in 2000 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance.

Family Life

His family was supportive of his musical ambitions, and he started studying piano at the age of five.

Associated With

He was an arranger for many artists during his career, including Harry James.