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Dave Bargeron

David 'Dave' W Bargeron (born September 6, 1942 in Athol, Massachusetts)[1] is an American trombonist and tuba player most famous for playing with the jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

He was lead trombonist with Clark Terry's Big Band, and played bass trombone and tuba with Doc Severinsen's Band between 1968 and 1970.

He joined Blood, Sweat, and Tears in 1970, after Jerry Hyman departed, and first appeared on the album Blood, Sweat & Tears 4. With this group he recorded the jazz-rock solo on the tuba in "And When I Die/One room country shack" on the album Live and Improvised (1975). His recording credits with BS&T include eleven albums.

A break in their schedule allowed Dave to join the Gil Evans Orchestra in 1972, and he remains a member of that Orchestra to this day.

After leaving BS&T, Dave became a freelance recording and jazz artist. Based in Michel Godard, Luciano Biondini, and Kenwood Dennard. 'Tuba Tuba' tours Europe and performs at various jazz festivals and master classes. He is also a charter member of Howard Johnson's "Gravity," the 6-tuba group that has been together since 1968.

Bargeron has released several CDs, both as a soloist and in collaboration with others. He now lives in New York and has four children.

Bargeron often plays a King 3B with a sterling silver bell and uses a Besson EEb tuba. Examples of his work can be heard on the BS&T songs "Go Down Gambling", "Redemption," "Snow Queen," and "No Show."

He is often compared to trombonist James Pankow of Chicago and Jim Pugh of the Woody Herman band.


With Gil Evans

With George Gruntz

With Billy Joel


  1. ^ The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz

External links

  • Dave Bargeron official website. Pictures, discography, B.R.A.V.O., and contact information
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