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Pete Rugolo

Pete Rugolo was a jazz composer and arranger. He was born in San Piero Patti, Sicily. His family emigrated to the United States in 1920 and settled in Santa Rosa, California. He started his musical career playing the baritone, like his father, but he quickly branched out into other instruments, notably the French horn and the piano. He received a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State College, and then studied composition with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in Oakland, California.

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September 15, 2016

Rugolo, Kenton and Bardot

August 25, 2016

Pete Rugolo's Leadership LPs

November 19, 2013

Stereo Experiments West

October 20, 2011

Pete Rugolo (1915-2011)

October 19, 2011

Pete Rugolo, 1915-2011

October 19, 2011

Jeff Sultanof on Pete Rugolo

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