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Don Rader

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Born: October 21, 1935    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa 1935.

Moved to Los Angeles 1942 and graduated from high school 1953. Attended Long Beach City College in 1954 then entered to US Navy and graduated from US Naval school of Music in 1955.

Attended Sam Houston State University (Texas) 1958-'59 and also studied with Jerry Coker at this time.

1959 - Joined the Woody Herman Orchestra
1961 - Joined Maynard Ferguson Orchestra
1963 - Joined Count Basie Orchestra
1965 - freelanced in New York and re-joined Woody Herman

1966-1982 freelanced in Los Angeles and worked in every major motion picture studio; did “live” tv and film tv productions; worked and traveled with Henry Mancini, Percy Faith, Les Brown/Bob Hope (12 years including five Christmas tours of Vietnam '67-'71); Della Reece (Tv series & Vegas), Jerry Lewis (33 years traveling and Muscular Distrophy Telethons); Bill Holman Band; Stan Kenton Orchestra (6 years staff member Kenton Clinics); Terry Gibbs Dream Band (10 years including tv show “Operation Entertainment); Diana Ross (Ten week tour); Louis Bellson; Benny Carter (four tours of Japan); Supersax; Elvis Presley (one tour); Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra jr. and Andy Williams....
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