Personalities | George Chisholm | Forties | Jazz & Blues

(Trombone, 1915–97)

Scottish-born George Chisholm made his name as a top-class traditional jazz trombone player, but also played piano and several other brass instruments. He started out in Glasgow dance bands before moving to London, where he became an accomplished bandleader and arranger, and a successful television personality in comedy shows in the 1960s. Notable jazz associations included the RAF’s famous wartime band the Squadronaires, Kenny Baker’s Dozen, the Alex Welsh Band, and his own Gentlemen of Jazz.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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