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BOB HAVENS – TROMBONIST

Autographed original Al White matte, double-weight autographed 8” x 10” photograph of the great jazz trombonist and long time member of Lawrence Welk’s Orchestra.  The photograph is dedicated to the photographer.

Havens (1930-    ) was both a classically and jazz trained musician.  He was a triple threat playing piano, violin and trombone.  Havens was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois and spent the Summers at Interlochen Summer Camp, a summer conservatory for talented young musicians where he was first desk trombonist in their concert band.  He also played first desk Trombone in the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and local dance bands.  After serving in the Illinois National Guard during the Korean War, he took a job playing in Ralph Flanagan’s Orchestra, followed by a move to New Orleans to play with George Girard’s Orchestra from 1956-57.  From 1957-1960 he became Al Hirt’s lead trombone.  In 1960 he was approached by Lawrence Welk and found himself moving to California, where he appeared on the show as first trombonist and featured soloist until it was cancelled in 1982.  Really unusual for a jazz musician.  Welk thought he was the greatest jazz musician he ever performed with.  Through the years he recorded with numerous jazz musicians including Sharkey Bonano, Dick Cary, Pee Wee Erwin, Emile Christian, Bob Crosby, Pete Fountain, Benny Goodman, Armand Hug, Ed Polcer and Bob Schulz.  He also led several of his own bands and combos, the best known was Bob Havens and his Dixieland All Stars.

He still is playing today at various festivals.