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De Kers, Robert (<i>died</i> 1987), trumpeter, bandleader

Robert Pernet

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Antwerp, Belgium, 10 Aug 1906; d Brussels, 16 Jan 1987). Belgian trumpeter and bandleader. From 1922 he played piano with amateur jazz groups in Brussels, and in 1924–5 he worked as a pianist with the Bing Boys. After learning trumpet he went to Italy with the Original Berkeley’s, led by Jeff Candrix. He was engaged by the bandleader Carlo Benzi (1926) but left him shortly afterwards to replace Peter

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