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Buddy Montez: 1934-2003
Buddy Montez
Piano, bass, vibes, band leader

Born: 1934 in Sonora, Arizona
Died: January 8, 2003 in Chico, California

Early Latin jazz leader in California

Copyright © 2003 


Bobby Montez was one of the early exponents of Latin jazz on the West Coast. He played piano, bass and vibes, and led his own bands in California from the early 1950s to the late 1960s, when he retired from music and developed a career as a landscape designer.

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.

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