Bob Range

Born: Birmingham, AL

Jazz Trombone Erskine Hawkins Band

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

...At 16, Hawkins was accepted on a tennis scholarship at Alabama State Teachers' College in Montgomery. The schools outstanding music program drew talent from all reaches of the South. Within weeks, inspired by the same childhood friends attending the college, Hawkins replaced tennis with music as his major.

He shot up through the schools third and second dance bands, the Revelers and the Cavaliers and quickly became the star of the schools top band, the 'Bama State Collegians where he rejoined Haywood Henry and Bob Range, developing long-term associations with them and others, like pianist Avery Parrish, trumpeter Wilber Odell Dud Bascomb and his older brother, saxophonist Paul Bascomb....

Source: Hawkins, Erskine (Ramsey) – Jazz.com | Jazz Music – Jazz Artists – Jazz News

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