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Frankie "Tram" Trumbauer
Birth: 1901
Death: 1956

Musician. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, he was one of the leading jazz tenor saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s. He was most noted for playing with Chicago's Benson Orchestra, Paul Whiteman and being with Bix Beiderbecke on many recordings such as "Singin' the Blues", "China Boy" and "Riverboat Shuffle". In 1938, he took command of the Three T's, featuring the Teagarden brothers and co-lead the band with Manny Kelin. With the onset of World War II, Trumbauer was assigned to the Civil Aeronautics Authority and continued cutting a number of New York studio dates into the mid 1950s. He died in Kansas City, Missouri. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes spread by air over Unity Village, Lees Summit, Missouri.
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Record added: Nov 15, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3997
Frankie Tram Trumbauer
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- Richard Tregaskis
 Added: Nov. 22, 2014

- cartwrightbride
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014
I light a candle for Frankie "Tram" Trumbauer ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
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