Frank Nelson

Frank Nelson played trumpet and cornet during the swing era, touring with Alvino Rey’s Orchestra among others. He arranged music for the bands, both small groups and the larger outfits and worked on a wide range of materials during his long career. In later years he worked in recording studios, television and the movies. Frank was a product consultant for Yamaha, where he worked with his long time friend and fellow musician, Karl Bruhn. Frank’s passion for music was apparent in all that he did.  Even into his 90s Frank continued arranging for trumpet groups and orchestras.  

Interview Date:
January 27, 2004
Date of Birth:
January 2, 1919
Deceased Date:
October 2, 2011
Job Title:
Musical Consultant

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