Sonny Lee

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Fans of classic jazz of the big band variety know the affable trombonist Sonny Lee from the Jimmy Dorsey band, but this gig didn't happen until late in Lee's career, a period that it is presumably all right to refer to as "lately," at least for punsters. Born Thomas Ball Lee, his middle name was just a vowel off describing the object he would be staring at for most nights of his life -- the bell of a trombone. He began performing on the instrument while still in college in both ... Read more

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