Frankie “Tram” Trumbauer


Frankie “Tram” Trumbauer Famous memorial

Death 11 Jun 1956 (aged 55)
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes spread by air over Unity Village, Lees Summit, Missouri.
Memorial ID 3997 View Source

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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 14 Nov 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 3997
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frankie “Tram” Trumbauer (30 May 1901–11 Jun 1956), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3997, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes spread by air over Unity Village, Lees Summit, Missouri..