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George Masso

A fantastic trombonist who information for Arbors, George Masso has already established an extended if relatively underrated career. Apart from some early gigs (including a 1948 association with Jimmy Dorsey), Masso produced his living from teaching in institutions until 1973. Nevertheless, he always performed trombone privately and, immediately after learning to be a full-time musician, he toured using the Benny Goodman Sextet (1973). Masso caused Bobby Hackett, Bobby Rosengarden, as well as the World’s Greatest Jazz Music group (the latter beginning in 1975) and documented with Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache, and Woody Herman. He led classes for Famous Door, Globe Jazz, and Dreamstreet during 1978-1983, regularly sharing leading collection with tenor saxophonist Al Klink and trumpeter Glenn Zottola. Since that time, George Masso offers documented for Sackville and Arbors and be a trusted fixture at jazz celebrations and traditional jazz festivals.

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