Frankie Trumbauer

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Birthday
30, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jun 11, 1956 (55)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
30, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jun 11, 1956 (55)

About

C-melody saxophonist known for his compositions, especially his recording with Bix Beiderbecke and Eddie Langof of 'Singin' the Blues.'

Before Fame

His mother was a music teacher who got him started playing; he went on to perform with the Edgar Benson and Ray Miller bands, as well as the Mound City Blue Blowers.

Trivia

He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1977.

Family Life

He was born in Carbondale, Illinois and was part Cherokee.

Associated With

Trumbauer's recordings of "Ostrich Walk" and "There'll Come a Time" were used in the soundtrack of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a film which starred Brad Pitt.