Carl Fontana



Carl Fontana

Rating
Active
1950 to 2000
Born
July 18, 1928
Died
October 10, 2003
Location
Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Biography
Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Fontana learned jazz music from his father Collie, a saxophonist and violin player, and first performed with his father's band while in high school. Fontana attended the school known today as University of Louisiana Monroe for two years. He then transferred to Louisiana State University, receiving his degree in Music Education in 1950. His first break into the professional jazz scene came the following year, when in 1951 he was hired to stand in for one of Woody Herman's regular trombonists, Urbie Green.

Top Songs by Carl Fontana


Embraceable You

by , , Elmer Gill, Torban Oxbol & George Ursan

Laura & Embraceable You

by , , Elmer Gill, Torban Oxbol & George Ursan

Strike up the Band

by The World's Greatest Jazz Band, , Bob Haggart, Peanuts Hucko, George Masso, , Billy Butterfield, Eddie Miller, & Nick Fatool

But Not for Me

by The World's Greatest Jazz Band, , Bob Haggart, Peanuts Hucko, George Masso, , Billy Butterfield, Eddie Miller, & Nick Fatool

Embraceable You

by The World's Greatest Jazz Band, , Bob Haggart, Peanuts Hucko, George Masso, , Billy Butterfield, Eddie Miller, & Nick Fatool

How Long Has This Been Going On?

by The World's Greatest Jazz Band, , Bob Haggart, Peanuts Hucko, George Masso, , Billy Butterfield, Eddie Miller, & Nick Fatool

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Essential Jazz Masters

Essential Jazz Masters

Carl Fontana February 1, 2011

13 Tracks

The Fifties

The Fifties

Carl Fontana January 3, 2011

12 Tracks

Live at Capozzoli's

Live at Capozzoli's

Carl Fontana August 5, 2010

6 Tracks

Heavyweights

Heavyweights

Bobby Shew May 23, 2006

9 Tracks

The Great Fontana

The Great Fontana

Carl Fontana March 24, 2005

10 Tracks

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