HERB POMEROY

Big Band / Bop • United States
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Despite stints in support of jazz icons including Charlie Parker, Stan Kenton, and Lionel Hampton, trumpeter Herb Pomeroy's technical prowess and rich, lyrical tone remain largely unsung -- at the peak of his powers, he abandoned performing to teach music, influencing successive generations of players in the classroom instead of from the stage. Born April 15, 1930, in Gloucester, MA, Irving Herbert Pomeroy began playing trumpet after viewing a film featuring the immortal Louis Armstrong. After a year in Harvard University's dentistry program, he enrolled at Boston's Schillinger House (later renamed the Berklee School of Music), and at 23 made his professional debut behind bop pioneer Parker, recording a quintet session later featured on the collection The Bird You Never Heard as well as several live dates at Beantown clubs including Storyville and the Hi-Hat.

Pomeroy made his first national tour behind Hampton, but the oppressive racism of the South took
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HERB POMEROY Jazz in a Stable album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz in a Stable
Bop 1956
HERB POMEROY Band In Boston album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Band In Boston
Big Band 1959

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HERB POMEROY Live At Sandy's (Volume 9) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Sandy's (Volume 9)
Big Band 2001

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HERB POMEROY Herb Pomeroy / Maynard Ferguson ‎: Trumpets Out Front album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Herb Pomeroy / Maynard Ferguson ‎: Trumpets Out Front
Big Band 1971

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