Hank De Mano

Hank De Mano was a trumpet player who was born August 14, 1933. Henry Endemano was his real name. He was a student at the Los Angeles Music Conservatory where he received personal instruction from Lewis Maggio. This helped him develop his unique sound and technique. This formal training led to a growing interest in Jazz and individuality. He was a Los Angeles-based musician but also played in San Francisco and other western areas. Hank was in San Francisco with Dave Brubeck. He also formed a local quartet and backed Anita O’Day. He formed a new quartet in 1955 with Don Friedman (piano, Monty Budwig (bass), and Gary Frommer (drums) and made his debut on a studio record on Freeway Jazz Records. He continued to play with various variations of this format, often under his own direction. He was an independent person and did not play in any other groups. He gave up the trumpet in the 1960s and concentrated on the flugelhorn. from www.freshsoundrecords.com

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