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Chuck Findley

 

Chuck Findley

For the baseball player, see Chuck Finley.

Chuck Findley (born Charles B. Findley, 13 December 1947, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA), and a 1965 graduate of Maple Heights High School in Ohio, is an American session musician. Most widely known as a trumpet player, he also plays other brass instruments such as flugelhorn and trombone. His technical abilities and versatility are renowned even among other session players, with the celebrated session horn player and arranger Jerry Hey saying "Chuck Findley can play anything".[1]

A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music,[2] Findley's first professional work was with the Jimmy Dorsey Big Band before joining the Buddy Rich Band on a world tour.[3] In 1989 he joined The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson led by Doc Severinsen.[4] He was also a member of the band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1994 to 2001.

A regular collaborator on recordings by artists such as B. B. King and Steely Dan, he has also played and/or recorded with Nancy Sinatra, Miles Davis,[5] Stanley Turrentine, Toto, Pat Boone, Christopher Cross, Jaco Pastorius,[6] James Last, Lee Ritenour, Jackson Browne, George Benson, George Harrison, Elton John, Carole King, Rickie Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Dionne Warwick, Diane Schuur,[7] Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Tina Turner, Al Jarreau, Sarah Vaughan, Narada Michael Walden, Buddy Rich and many others.

Findley also often collaborates with his brother Bob, who also plays trumpet.

Discography

With Richard "Groove" Holmes

  • Welcome Home (World Pacific Jazz, 1968)

With Al Jarreau

With B. B. King

  • 1971: B. B. King in London

With Carole King

With Lalo Schifrin

  • 1979: No One Home (Tabu)

With Steely Dan

With Miles Davis

References

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