Dick Cary Biography

American pianist, trumpet and alto horn player, arranger and composer (July 10, 1916, Hartford, Connecticut—April 6, 1994, Sunland, California).

Cary started his career with Joe Marsala in 1942, then played with the Casa Loma Orchestra, Brad Gowans, Muggsy Spanier, Wild Bill Davison, Billy Butterfield, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Dorsey, Eddie Condon, Pee Wee Russell, Max Kaminsky, Bud Freeman, Jimmy McPartland, and Bobby Hackett among others.

In 1959 he moved to Los Angeles, where he became an active freelance and studio musician. In the 1970s he led his own band, the Tuesday Night Friends.

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