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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Augustino Chester “Chet” Ferretti (November 7, 1933 – March 1971)[1] was a jazz and big band trumpeter, known mostly for his influential lead trumpet playing with Maynard Ferguson's band in the early 1960's.[2]

Career

Born to Agostino and Dora (Muccini) Ferrettii in Massachusetts, Chet enlisted in the Army in 1954,[3] playing with the 1st Armored Division Band at Fort Bliss, in El Paso, Texas.[4] After leaving the service he attended Boston University, and began playing lead trumpet for Herb Pomeroy's Orchestra, with whom he recorded three albums. He married Boston University classmate Nancy Henry in 1959. In October of 1959 he joined Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band, touring and recording with the band until 1965. Ferretti's lead playing during this period was highly influential; he has been mentioned as a favorite by such trumpeters as Roger Ingram,[5] Dave Stahl,[6] Dan Miller,[7] Patrick Hession,[8] and Don Rader.[9] On leaving Ferguson's band, Ferretti toured and/or recorded with Lena Horne, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Sid Caesar, and Slide Hampton. After his untimely death in 1971, Ferretti's students recorded the album Chet Ferretti Memorial Concert with special guests Bill Watrous and Marian McPartland, in order to raise money for Ferretti's sons.[10][11]

Discography

References

  1. ^ "Persons born on 7 November 1933". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  2. ^ Kemp, Larry (2018). Modern Jazz Trumpet Legends. Pittsburgh, PA.: Rosedog Books. p. 130. ISBN 1480976490.
  3. ^ "August Chester "Chet" Ferretti (1933-1971) Find a Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  4. ^ "1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND - History". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  5. ^ "Trumpet Herald - Lead Trumpet Players". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  6. ^ "Dave Stahl - Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  7. ^ "Lead Trumpet History". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  8. ^ "Trumpet Herald - Favorite Lead Players". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  9. ^ "The Musicians' Olympus: Trumpet Players". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  10. ^ "CHET FERRETTI MEMORIAL CONCERT PRIVATE PRESS LP". Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  11. ^ "Chet Ferretti 1933-1971 memorial concert". Retrieved 2021-02-06.
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