Pete Minger

Pete Minger was born George Allen Minger on January 22, 1943 in Orangeburg (South Carolina) and died April 13, 2000 in Pompano Beach. He was a bebop-based, trumpeter. He was flugelhorn player as well. His grandmother and mother were both musicians. His brother is also an accomplished jazz pianist. Although he started out on the saxophone and switched to trumpet shortly thereafter. He worked for Count Basie’s orchestra from 1970 to 1980. You can hear him on the Digital III at Montreux album from that time. He moved to Florida in 1985 after his time with Basie and earned a degree from the University of Miami. He taught at the University of Miami, but continued performing. He toured in 1990 with Frank Wess’s big band and also worked alongside Mel Torme. He was a well-known figure in Florida’s jazz scene, releasing two albums, Minger Paintings (Jazz Alliance 1991) and Look To The Sky (19 Concord Jazz 1992). Source: Wikipedia

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