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Richard Bently Boone

  • Birth 24 Feb 1930 Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 8 Feb 1999 Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
  • Burial Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
  • Plot R-662
  • Memorial ID 9923944

Jazz Musician. An accomplished trombone player, he joined the army playing in military bands. Having been demobilized in 1953, he moved to Los Angeles in 1958 where he played with Dexter Gordon, Sonny Criss and others. From 1961 to 1966 he toured with singer Della Reese. From 1966 to 1969 he played with Count Basie before moving to Europe and settling in Copenhagen in 1970. From 1972 to 1985 he was a member of the Danish Radio Big Band led by Bob Brookmeyer, Thad Jones and others. In 1985 he joined Ernie Wilkins' "Almost Big Band." Richard Boone's last album "Tribute to Love" was recorded in 1998. He passed away in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bio by: Erik Skytte


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  • Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
  • Added: 20 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9923944
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Bently Boone (24 Feb 1930–8 Feb 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9923944, citing Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .