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Bob Merrill

BOB MERRILL is noted for his engaging vocal style, combined with great talent as a Jazz trumpeter, pianist, arranger and bandleader. His music has been heard around the world – at clubs and in concerts, in films and on television, and on recordings as a leader and sideman.

Born and raised in Manhattan, he studied with Red Rodney as a teenager. While in college, Bob led the Harvard Jazz Band, performing regularly around New England and touring with them overseas. While earning his degree in music at Harvard, he also attended New England Conservatory, studying and performing with legendary pianist Jaki Byard and his Apollo Stompers Big Band. In 1981 Bob became a teaching fellow for Harvard's Seminars in Jazz course and founded the Jazz at the Pudding concert series at the famed Hasty Pudding Club, fronting the house band and presenting many prominent Jazz artists, among them Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Al Hibbler, Sheila Jordan and Archie Shepp.

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Albums

Cheerin’ Up the Universe
Cheerin’ Up the...
Accurate Records
2015
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Cheerin' Up the Universe
Cheerin' Up the...
Accurate Records
2015
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Got a Bran' New Suit
Got a Bran' New Suit
Boomerang Music Group
2002
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Catch As Catch Can
Catch As Catch Can
Boomerang Music Group
1997
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