Thursday, June 08, 2006

Johnny Zell

Here's one of the most talented and most popular musicians to have ever played the trumpet on the Welk show, Johnny Zell.

Born in Fort Benning, GA....Johnnny and his family grew up in Southern California where at age 15 tried to score an audition with the music makers at the Hollywood Palladium, but the maestro thought he was too young and suggested he get some experience.

Five and a half years later, fresh out of the Army (with the NORAD band), he got his chance to play with the Music Makers which lasted from 1968 to 1982 and became immensly popular with his workmanship with the trumpet.

A devout Christian, Johnny, the father of four, and his wife Laura lives in Oregon where he continues to perform his horn and teach trumpet lessons in cyberspace courtesy of his webpage.


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