Shorty Rogers

Biography
Shorty Rogers began as a bugler with the Furriers Post of Jewish War Veterans Boy Scout drum and bugle corps in The Bronx, New York. He played with a number of big bands in the late 1940s, and arranged for 'Woody Herman' (qv), later going to 'Stan Kenton and His Orchestra' (qv). Later he formed a jazz group, The Giants, and recorded a number of albums for RCA Victor. He composed music for the avant-garde UPA cartoons featuring 'Dr. Seuss' (qv) (Theodore Geisel) and 'Stan Freberg' (qv), while con...  Read more »
Born
April 14, 1924, Great Barrington, United States of America
Occupation
TrumpeterComposer

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