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Larry Sonn, at 91, is alive and well in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. He was born in Woodmere on Long Island near New York City on January 17, 1919. Trumpet player, arranger, composer, and internationally known band leader, Larry was graduated from the Julliard School of Music in New York. He began his career with the Southern Symphony Orchestra in Columbia, South Carolina, as first trumpet, but later turned to the popular idioms of jazz and the big band sound. He soon was playing trumpet and arranging for the top orchestras in the U.S. including Glenn Miller, Teddy Powell, Bobby Byrne, Charlie Barnett, and Vincent Lopez. One series of engagements in the early 40's took him from New York to Philadelphia, and on to San Antonio

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News: Music Industry

Larry Sonn's All-Star Band

Larry Sonn's All-Star Band

The big band era continued long after many historians say it ended. While big bands no longer gained much traction with teens by the late 1940s, many great orchestras continued to tour throughout the 1950s and beyond while others recorded for dancers on the new 12-inch album format. One such studio band in 1955 and '56 ...

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News: Interview

Larry Sonn Celebrates 91st Birthday

Larry Sonn Celebrates 91st Birthday

Trumpet player, arranger, composer, and internationally known band leader, Larry Sonn celebrated his 91st birthday with family and friends under the giant palm trees at Sanborn's restaurant in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Larry looked great and spoke of his musical career from his studies at New York's Julliard up through the Big Band Era. For years his band ...

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News: Music Industry

Larry Sonn Celebrates 89th Birthday

Larry Sonn Celebrates 89th Birthday


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