McConnell, Rob

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McConnell, Rob

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1935-2010

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Rob McConnell was a trombonist, composer, and arranger. He was born in London, Ontario on February 14, 1935 and died in Toronto, Ontario on May 1, 2010. McConnell grew up in Toronto before moving to Edmonton, Alberta in 1954 to play with Don (DT) Thompson's band. He later performed as a pianist with Alex Lazaroff's Rhythm Rockets; with Gordon Delamont's rehearsal band; and as a trombonist with Bobby Gimby. In 1964, he worked in New York with Maynard Ferguson's big band, before returning to Toronto. In 1968, he formed the Boss Brass, one of Canada’s most successful jazz ensembles. In 1997, he reorganized the Boss Brass into the Rob McConnell Tentet, with whom he release three recordings (Rob McConnell Tentet, 2000; Thank You, Ted, 2002; and, Music of the Twenties, 2003).

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Toronto, Ontario

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https://viaf.org/viaf/66657764

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Revised August 20, 2019.

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