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Don Lusher Big Band


b. Gordon Douglas Lusher, 6 November 1923, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Britain, d. 5 July 2006, Cheam, Surrey, Britain. Lusher was raised inside a musical family members, his grandfather, parents playing and performing in Salvation Military bands. Lusher discovered to try out trombone and pursued his musical passions at college. At age 18, he proceeded to go into the military but contrived to maintain his playing by becoming a member of Salvation Army rings in any city he been near. A stop by at a camp he was at by Geraldo And His Orchestra, in whose trombone section was Ted Heath, confident Lusher that after the battle was over which was how he’d make his profession. In 1947, he remaining the military, bought a second-hand trombone, and became a member of a music group led by an military friend in Tenby, Wales. Then became a member of Joe Daniels And His Warm Shots, but just a few weeks later on the music group folded. Lusher’s following professional engagement was with Lou Preager at London’s leading dancehall, the Hammersmith Palais. Then worked inside a music group led by Maurice Winnick at Ciro’s Golf club, third , with essential and career-moulding engagements using the Squadronaires as well as the Ted Heath music group, with which he frequented the USA. From the 60s Lusher was among the UK’s best-known trombonists, touring thoroughly with prominent performers, such as for example Frank Sinatra. Subsequently, Lusher led big rings for special tv and radio looks as well as for limited concert function, activities which continuing in to the early 90s. He also founded a status as an educator, employed in this capability in america, Japan and Australia in addition to in the united kingdom. Despite his worldwide fame, Lusher by no means lost connection with his musical roots and frequently performed and documented with brass rings. An outstanding specialist, Lusher’s flowing, exactly articulated playing design continued to be an object lesson to fellow trombonists in every regions of music. Through the entire 90s, he led the Ted Heath tribute music group for numerous well-known reunion concerts. In 2003, Lusher was granted the OBE for Solutions TOWARDS THE Music Industry.

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Full Name Don Lusher Big Band
Music Songs Cavatina (arr. for brass band), That's Living, I Love's You Porgy (arr. for brass band), Blues in the Night (arr. for brass band), A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns (arr. for brass band), Star Wars (arr. for brass band), Star Dust (arr. for brass band), Carmen, Act II: Votre toast, "Toreador Song" (arr. for brass band), D.L. Blues, Georgia (arr. for brass band), Gospel Singers

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1 Jazz brass band formed in 1980.



3-2-1 1987 TV Series Themselves - Guest Star

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