Pete Candoli
American musician
Pete Candoli
Pete Candoli was an American swing and West Coast jazz trumpeter. He played with the big bands of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and many others, and worked extensively in the studios of the recording and television industries. He was born in Mishawaka, Indiana.
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Edie Adams, Actress and Singer (And Flirt With a Cigar), Dies at 81
NYTimes - over 8 years
Edie Adams, an actress, comedian and singer who both embodied and winked at the stereotypes of fetching chanteuse and sexpot blonde, especially in a long-running series of TV commercials for Muriel cigars, in which she poutily encouraged men to ''pick one up and smoke it sometime,'' died Wednesday in the West Hills section of Los Angeles. She was
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Pete Candoli, 84, Trumpeter and Studio Musician
NYTimes - about 9 years
Pete Candoli, a jazz trumpeter who made his mark as a high-note specialist in the big-band era and went on to become one of the busiest studio musicians in Hollywood, died on Jan. 11 at his home in Studio City, Calif. He was 84. The cause was prostate cancer, said his partner, Sheryl Deauville. Born Walter Joseph Candoli in Mishawaka, Ind., on June
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Betty Hutton, Bombshell Movie-Musical Star, Dies at 86
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Betty Hutton, a singer and actress celebrated as a blond bombshell of Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1940s and 50s, died Sunday night at her home in Palm Springs, Calif., her executor announced yesterday. She was 86. The cause was complications of colon cancer, the executor, Carl Bruno, told The Associated Press. He said the announcement of
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JAZZ REVIEW; In Search of the Various Woody Hermans
NYTimes - almost 15 years
The music of Woody Herman's big bands -- especially in his glory years, the mid- to late-1940's -- reconstituted itself from record to record. In one form, it could be glossy, genteel, sweet. He liked the shimmering timbral combination of clarinet, guitar, vibraphone and piano. In another, it could be fervent and raging, blown along by a charging
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Jazz Royalty and Revolutionaries
NYTimes - over 20 years
The next two weeks will find jazz fans raiding their pocketbooks. The Heineken "What Is Jazz?" Festival at the Knitting Factory has come to prominence this year, and with the simultaneous JVC Jazz Festival, the mixture makes New York City an extraordinary place to be for music. The JVC festival supplies some of jazz's last big names and some
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MUSIC; Heeere's the Band. . . But How Much longer?
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: In a culture whose critical mass has nourished rock and roll for 30 years, the fall of the big bands toward extinction has been inevitable. The old swing-era infrastructure of bands, ballrooms, broadcasts and booking agencies is gone. Most of the legendary figures are dead. And now, Johnny Carson's contract will be up in September. In a
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pete Candoli
  • 2008
    Age 84
    Both brothers were diagnosed with prostate cancer in later life. Pete Candoli died of complications from prostate cancer on January 11, 2008, at the age of 84.
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  • 2003
    Age 79
    He was inducted into the "Big Band Hall of Fame" in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He won the Down Beat, Metronome, Esquire "All American Band Trumpet Bronze Award". Look magazine named him one of the seven all-time outstanding jazz trumpet players—the others being Louis Armstrong, Bix Biederbecke, Harry James, Bunny Berigan, Dizzy Gillespie and Bobby Hackett.
  • 2001
    Age 77
    Conte Candoli died of the disease in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Band! With Elmer Bernstein With Buddy Bregman With Bob Cooper With Fred Katz With Stan Kenton With Junior Mance With Gerry Mulligan With Shorty Rogers With Mel Torme Under the direction of D.L. Miller
  • 1997
    Age 73
    He was inducted into The International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997.
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  • 1980
    Age 56
    In 1980, the trumpeter Jack Sheldon said, "I get a lot of my work playing at Pete Candoli's weddings.
    More Details Hide Details He's married a lot of people. Hardly fair, because Pete was married no more than three times and had lived his last 18 years loyally with his partner Sheryl."His younger brother, Conte, achieved an arguably stronger critical reputation. They often worked together in anonymous recording gigs and in several joint albums on minor labels.
  • 1952
    Age 28
    He made a guest appearance on a 1952 episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, during which Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky all sang in a vocal quartet.
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  • 1945
    Age 21
    After 1945, Candoli worked with several bands including notably that of Stan Kenton.
    More Details Hide Details Later, he drifted into the "West Coast Jazz" and studio scenes. Despite his range, he rarely played lead, reserved instead for feature roles. He became a favorite collaborator of many influential musicians and performers, including Peggy Lee, Henry Mancini, and Frank Sinatra, and was widely sought for studio work. In 1957, Pete and Conte reunited to form the Candoli Brothers band. Candoli was also featured prominently on the DePatie-Freleng Enterprises cartoon series The Ant and the Aardvark, which utilized a jazz score for its theme and musical cues.
  • 1944
    Age 20
    In 1944 Candoli joined the Teddy Powell band.
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  • 1941
    Age 17
    In 1941 he left the band to replace Ziggy Elman of the Tommy Dorsey band.
    More Details Hide Details During this time the band performed in three films, Las Vegas Nights (1941), Girl Crazy (1943) and Upbeat in Music (1943).
  • 1940
    Age 16
    He quickly found a spot as lead trumpeter, and by 1940 had become a part of Sonny Dunham's band.
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  • 1923
    Born on June 28, 1923.
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