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Eli Robinson

Eli Robinson
Birth name Eli Robinson
Born (1911-06-24)June 24, 1911
Greenville, Georgia, United States
Died December 24, 1972(1972-12-24) (aged 61)
New York, United States
Genres Jazz
Instruments Trombone
Years active 1930s–1970s
Associated acts Count Basie
Buddy Tate
Lucky Millinder

Eli Robinson (23 June 1911-24 December 1972) was a jazz trombonist and arranger. After working in Cincinnati in bands led by Speed Webb[1] and Zack White, as well as McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and making his first recordings in 1935 with Blanche Calloway,[2] in 1936 he moved to New York where he played with Teddy Hill, and Willie Bryant. After working briefly with Roy Eldridge in Chicago in 1939, he joined Count Basie[3] from 1941 to 1947.[4] In the 1950s and 60s, he worked with Lucky Millinder and Buddy Tate.[4]


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