In Memoriam: Johnny Cowell (1926–2018)

Canadian trumpeter Johnny Cowell passed away on January 22, 2018. He was 92.

Cowell was largely self-taught, joining the Toronto Symphony Band in 1941 at age 15. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy Band in Victoria, BC during World War II.

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From 1952–1991 he performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He was also known as a composer and arranger, and wrote more than 200 songs, of which nearly 150 have been recorded.

The full obituary can be read here:

(Source: Marcy (Cowell) Zarudny, daughter of Johnny Cowell)

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