Bob Florence

Bob Florence (1932-2008) was an American jazz arranger and pianist. At the beginning of his career Florence worked as a pianist and arranger with Dave Pell. He founded his first band in the late 1950s, working with, amongst others, Herb Geller, Bud Shank, Frank Capp and Bob Enevoldsen. Since that time, Florence worked in various big band projects across the Los Angeles area, working mainly with session musicians and as an accompanist to various singers. Throughout his career Florence worked as an arranger for Harry James, Louie Bellson, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Count Basie and Doc Severinsen. In 2000, Florence won the Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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