Grover Mitchell

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Birthday
17, 1930
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Aug 6, 2003 (73)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1930
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Aug 6, 2003 (73)

About

A jazz trombonist who led the influential Count Basie orchestra after Basie's death.

Before Fame

He studied the bugle and later switched to trombone during his school years.

Trivia

He joined Count Basie's group in 1962 and stayed until the 1970s; coming back again only in 1995 as its third leader after Basie himself.

Family Life

He was born in Alabama and moved to Pittsburgh with his family when he was 8.

Associated With

He grew up inspired by trombonists and band leaders like Tommy Dorsey.