George Roberts

George Roberts is known in the jazz world for his recording of “Stella By Starlight” with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, which featured George on bass trombone. He is known among music instrument makers as Mr. Bass Trombone, who helped make a market for the instrument beginning in the late 1940s. George is known to movie trivia buffs as the trombonist who scared audiences with the sounds before JAWS attacked (ba-dump ba-dump). His is also known to his NAMM family for creating Bones West, a big band style trombone band that has played at every trade show since the mid 1970s. 

Interview Date:
March 26, 2010
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1928
Deceased Date:
September 28, 2014
Job Title:
Musician, Formed Bones West

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