Bob Brookmeyer
Born: 1929

Bob Brookmeyer has an unusually varied and extensive
background in all forms of improvised and composed
music. He was born December 19, 1929, attended
Kansas City Conservatory of Music where he won the
Carl Busch Prize for Choral Composition. He arrived in
New York playing piano with Mel Lewis and Tex Benecke,
staying there to perform the music of Eddie Sauter with
Ray McKinley, free lancing with musicians such as
Coleman Hawkins, PeeWee Russell, Ben Webster,
Charles Mingus and Teddy Charles…. Continue

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