Renown Trombonist Warren Brown Dies

by The Editors on September 19, 2008

Brown Warren ACarlsbad resident and renown trombonist Warren Brown died September 15, 2008 after a “lengthy illness.” He was 92.
Warren’s life was filled with music. He majored in music at the New York Military Academy and was a trombonist with his brother’s band Les Brown and the Band of Renown until he went into the Navy during World War II, According to a story on All About Jazz,

Upon discharge, he entered the business end of music and joined Leeds Music in New York City. . . . Because of his success as a song plugger, finding hit songs for many artists and overseeing many educational projects for Leeds, he was transferred to California to open and head the Leeds Music office there. The company sold to MCA and Warren served as Vice President of MCA Music, Inc., later to become Universal Music, until his retirement in 1981.

Thanks for all the songs, Warren.

[Link: All About Jazz]

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