Don Fagerquist

Don Fagerquist

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Jan 1974 (aged 46)
Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 15500063 · View Source
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Donald Alton Fagerquist
Big Band jazz trumpet player. Began playing professionally at 13 with Bob Pooley Orchestra and the Bob Boyce Big Band. At 14 years old, he took to the road and became featured soloist with Mal Hallet, Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Woodie Herman, Benny Goodman and Les Brown.
Fagerquist was also a key player in the birth of "West Coast Jazz".
He died at home at the age of 46. Truly, an unsung hero of the jazz world.

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  • Created by: Donna Fagerquist
  • Added: 25 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15500063
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Don Fagerquist (6 Feb 1927–23 Jan 1974), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15500063, citing Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Donna Fagerquist (contributor 46860148) .