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Pete Candoli Collection

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The materials in the Pete Candoli Papers include original music manuscripts and printed/published sheet music (boxes 1-7), either created or used by Pete Candoli during his career. They also include newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs (box 8), a tuxedo, and a hat (box 9, offsite).

Collection donated by Sheryl Deauville Candoli

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Pete Candoli was a jazz trumpeter, born Walter Joseph Candoli in Mishawaka, Indiana, on June 28, 1923. He played with the top bands and orchestras led by Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, and Gordon Jenkins among others. Pete was a member of the Woody Herman band in the world premiere of Igor Stravinsky's 'Ebony Concerto,' at Carnegie Hall in 1946. He and his brother Conte, also a trumpeter, formed the Candoli Brothers band in 1957. The brothers were inducted into "The International Jazz Hall of Fame" in 1997. Pete died in Studio City, California, on January 11, 2008.

More information can be found in our Finding Aid.

Pete CandoliCollection, IJC

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