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Porcino, Al

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Personal name headingPorcino, Al
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Variant(s)Porcino, Angelo Paul
See alsoCorporate body: Al Porcino Big Band
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LocatedMunich (Germany)
Birth date19250514
Death date20131231
Place of birthBrooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Place of deathMunich (Germany)
Field of activityBig band music
Profession or occupationTrumpet player Bandleader Jazz musician
Found inMel TormeĢ live at the Maisonette [SR] p1975: label (Al Porcino)
Oxford Music Online, Aug. 31, 2010 (Al Porcino; American trumpeter, band leader; b. May 14, 1925, New York)
New York times (online), viewed Jan. 9, 2014 (in obituary published Jan. 8: Al Porcino; b. Angelo Paul Porcino, May 14, 1925, Brooklyn; moved to Munich after leaving the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis band during a European tour in 1977; d. Dec. 31 [2013], Munich, aged 88; his powerful sound and ability to hit the highest of high notes with ease brought him work as the lead trumpeter in some of the most celebrated big bands in jazz)