Friday, June 26, 2009

Jazz trumpeter Eddie Preston dies in Florida

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June 26, 2009

By KARI COBHAM Staff Writer

PALM COAST -- For more than 50 years, jazz trumpeter Eddie Preston graced stages from Russia to Europe with the likes of Ray Charles, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.
Preston died Monday at Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast. He was 84.


Wikipedia Entry:
Eddie Preston (born September 5, 1928) is an American jazz trumpeter.
Preston began playing in big bands after World War II, and did stints with Lionel Hampton (1955-56), Ray Charles (1959), Louis Jordan (1960-61), Duke Ellington (1962), and Count Basie (1963). He played with Charles Mingus between 1963 and 1965 and again in 1970-72, with the time in between spent freelancing with musicians such as Sonny Stitt and Frank Foster. He played again with Ellington in 1971 and then did some work as a leader, as well as working with Roland Kirk in 1977 and Archie Shepp in 1979.

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