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1927 Donald "Donn" Trenner (born March 10, 1927) is an American jazz pianist and arranger born in New Haven, Connecticut. He began his career playing with Ted Fio Rito from 1943-45, and followed this with a slot in Buddy Morrow's orchestra in 1947. He worked with Charlie Barnet in 1951 and following this with Jerry Gray, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Georgie Auld, Jerry Fielding, Skinnay Ennis, Les Brown, Dick Haymes, Jack Jones, Lena Horne, Ann-Margret, and Nancy Wilson. In 1957 he played with Oscar Pettiford and toured Europe in 1958 with Anita O'Day. Additionally, he recorded with Tommy Dorsey, Vic Schoen, Howard McGhee, Francis Faye, Betty Roche, Nelson Riddle, Paul Broadnax, Charles Mingus, and Ben Webster. In the 1960s, Trenner worked as a studio musician, and led the Steve Allen Show house band. He also did work with Bob Hope.....[wikipedia]

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DAVID ROSE

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David Rose (June 15, 1910August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

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This web page is dedicated to the memory of composer-conductor DAVID ROSE and his contributions to popular music With many standards including "Holiday For Strings", "Our Waltz", and scores for TV's "Bonanza" and "Little House On The Prairie".

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