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September 11, 2008

Trumpeter Arnie Chycoski Dies

Written by
cindy mcleod
Arnie Chycoski

Arnie Chycoski
1936-2008

Canadian legend known for his Big Band and Large Ensemble work

Rob McConnell called him “one of the top three lead trumpet players on the planet”.

The Canadian music community lost another legend yesterday with the news that trumpeter Arnie Chycoski has died in Olympia, Washington. Arnold “Arnie” Chycoski, who played lead trumpet for the Boss Brass for many years, died early September 10th at the age of 72.

Chycoski (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn) was an in demand sideman who was well known for his impeccable pitch, phrasing and strength. Arnie was a mentor to many, boasting a long and impressive career performing in numerous large ensembles and Big Bands including Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass, the Ian McDougall Dectet and Tommy Ambrose with the Doug Riley Band.

“An unusually sweet-natured and easygoing man, he first moved to Toronto from his Vancouver base in the late 60’s, and was famed throughout Canada and the USA and for his consistency, solid pitch and wonderful feel.” – JazzFM91

for more info visit http://vancouverjazz.com/2008/09/rip-arnie-chycoski.html

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