This Day in History: 1953-08-05

Howie Shear, American jazz trumpeter, toured with Woody Herman’s band as lead trumpet and soloist, trumpeter with the Chuck Mangioine Orchestra, performed with Tony Bennett, George Benson, Mel Tormé, The Temptations and The Spinners and many more, arranger and lead trumpet for the Joan Rivers Late Night Show, played with the Don Menza band in Florida, faculty at California State Univ.–Northridge, born in Los Angeles, California.

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