Chicago mourns huge bass trombonemain
Edward Kleinhammer, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1940 to 1985, standing head and shoulders above the rest, died on November 30, aged 94. Chicago born, he was taught at high school by two members of the CSO (does that still happen?).
Ed Kleinhammer was a mighty influence on generations of trombonists, both in person and as author of “The Art of Trombone Playing” and “Mastering the Trombone.” Full life story here.