December 19, 1929 – December 15, 2011
Bob Brookmeyer was an American jazz musician, arranger and composer who is most often remembered for his contributions to Gerry Mulligan’s Quartet during the late ’50s. He went on to work with the likes of Jimmy Giuffre, Clark Terry, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. In later years, Brookmeyer taught jazz composition at the New England Conservator of Music. In 2006, he released Spirit Music which was nominated for a Grammy. Bob Brookmeyer was 81 when he passed away on December 15, 2011.
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