John Bunch

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Birthday
1, 1921
Birthplace
Tipton, IN
DEATH DATE
Mar 30, 2010 (88)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
1, 1921
Birthplace
Tipton, IN
DEATH DATE
Mar 30, 2010 (88)

About

Elegant jazz artist who worked with some of the greatest musical names of the 20th century. He also had a successful solo career.

Before Fame

He served in the Air Corps during World War II and was taken prisoner by the Germans after his plane was shot down. He studied big-band arrangement while in the prison camp.

Trivia

He worked with musicians such as Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Jimmie Rowles, Maynard Ferguson, and Woody Herman.

Family Life

He died of melanoma, leaving behind his wife Cecily Gemmell.

Associated With

He was Tony Bennett's pianist and musical director from 1966 until 1972.