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Smoker, Paul (<i>born</i> 1941), trumpeter, leader

Gary W. Kennedy

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 Muncie, IN, 8 May 1941). American trumpeter and leader. He grew up in Davenport, Iowa, and had piano lessons from the age of six; when he was ten, after hearing Harry James on the radio, he took up trumpet and studied both classical and jazz playing. He later attended the University of Iowa (BM 1964, MA 1965, MFA 1967, DMA 1974). From 1960 to 1961 he worked with Dodo Marmarosa

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