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Danny Vanelli: 1912-2002
Danny Vanelli
Trumpet, bandleader

Born: 1912 in Vineland, New Jersey
Died: October 5, 2002 in Arizona

Trumpeter and bandleader

Copyright © 2002 


Danny Vannelli was a trumpet player who worked with Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Buddy Rich and Charlie Spivak before returning to his native New Jersey in 1950 to raise a family. He continued to lead his own band in the area on a semi-professional basis until he retired from playing in 1980, and was highly regarded by his fans and fellow musicians.

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