Collins Berry

Jazz Trumpet Cleve Eaton, B'ham Heritage

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Collins "Bo" Berry (born in Birmingham) is a jazz trumpeter and session musician.

Berry headlined the house band for Birmingham's 401 Club in the 1960s and was an original member of the Commodores back-up band in the 1970s. In 1975 he joined the jazz group Alpaca Phase III, which had recorded the hit "I Like to Party" for Atlantic Records the year before. He toured around the country with that group before returning to Birmingham.

Back home, Berry recorded and produced Cleveland Eaton's 1980 Garden of Eaton album as well as albums for Foxxy Fatts and Company and others. He was a featured player with the UAB SuperJazz Big Band, Cleveland Eaton and the Alabama All-Stars and now with the Magic City Jazz Orchestra and continues to be active in the local music scene.

Source: http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Bo_Berry

 

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