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Bob Cary


BOB CARY (trumpeter, flugelhornist) was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1940, and graduated from the Berklee School of Music. He played lead trumpet with The (New) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and toured extensively with that band throughout the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, later working steadily as a sideman and, frequently, bandleader on major cruise lines.

He relocated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1972. He was a member of Jim Bruckmann’s Jazz Barons there and was featured with that group in a “Sound of Toronto Jazz” Concert on February 15, 1982. He continues to live in Toronto where he established and leads a 19-piece band.