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Former Hampton trumpeter dies in AmsterdamCopyright © 2003
Jaap Ludeke writes from Amsterdam:
Shortly before Christmas trumpeter Billy Brooks was found dead in his Amsterdam home. Brooks was active in the Lionel Hampton Big Bands around the mid-Fifties.
In the early Eighties he showed up in Amsterdam where, among other gigs, he led a big band.
JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.