Mike Wimberly, 69

We were informed today that world-class bass trombonist Mike Wimberly passed away Nov. 21, 2012.  A thirty-year veteran of the Louie Bellson Big Band, he played with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra and traveled on the road with Buddy Rich.

He recorded with Thelonius Monk and many other greats; was a member of the Della Reese Show band, and played in various all-star jazz orchestras over the years — at the Hollywood Bowl, the Grammies, etc.

Notes of remembrance may be written in the Guestbook.

Also, see Linda Neal's letter written in the Guestbook Feb 10.

Photo by Mrs. B

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