Bill Chase

Bill Chase

Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 9 Aug 1974 (aged 39)
Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 8756314 · View Source
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Jazz Musician. Born in Squantum, a neighborhood of Quincy, Massachusetts, he started out as a drummer, However, his parents decided he needed a diverse musical background, and provided him with a trumpet while he was still in high school. Found to be a natural at the instrument, this led to his assignment to first chair in the school orchestra playing classical music. At the advice of his neighbor, he attended a concert given by jazz musician Stan Kenton, which would influence him greatly to turn towards jazz. Starting a new band called "Chase", he recorded new music mixing rock music with jazz. His hit singles called "Get It On" and "Open Up Wide" was a favorite for High School marching bands. While on tour he died in a plane crash in 1974.

Bio by: Michael Cronin

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  • Originally Created by: Michael Cronin
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bill Chase (20 Oct 1934–9 Aug 1974), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8756314, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .