George Masso – 2015

During his seven-decade career, George has excelled in every area of the music business – trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, educator – and has recorded dozens of albums as a leader and sideman

George Masso was born in Cranston in 1926 and has excelled in just about every area of the music business – as a trombonist, composer, pianist, recording artist, arranger and educator. He played in the national big bands in the 1940s and has recorded as a sideman with some of the biggest names in jazz including Bobby Hackett and The World’s Greatest Jazz Band.

He has released a dozen albums as a leader which feature many of his own compositions and those songs have, in turn, been recorded dozens of times all around the world. He taught music in the Cranston public schools for eleven years and another eight years at the University of Connecticut mentoring some of our finest musicians including several RIMHOF inductees.

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