Robert ‘Bob’ Rudolph, jazz trombonist, died at 82



Rudolph, who was born July 15, 1939, struggled with an addiction problem from the 1980s and that lasted until the turn of the century. When he got sober he was an addiction counselor in Nashville, working with many music artists and professionals in the music industry and others, including stays in Cumberland Heights and the Nashville Metro Drug System. Court and Jail, according to his son John, who reports he was awarded the Middle Tennessee Counselor of the Year and the State of Tennessee Counselor of the Year.

By the time John Rudolph was 13, his father had already taken him to see more than 100 artist exhibitions, the son reports. “It was an encyclopedia of jazz knowledge, he was fascinated by space and airplanes, loved art, Dali and his granddaughter,” his son said. Billboard. He also reported that his father had one last moment of notoriety when he was charged with simple possession of marijuana for a joint he smuggled into his retirement home to help him cope with ailments. chronic back pain. The charges were then dismissed.

Rudolph is survived by his two sons, John and Robert Rudolph of Washington DC; and his good friends to the end, Chicago trombonist Frank Tesinsky, who founded the Chicago Public School Brass Program; and Russ Bach (Brumbach), former president of EMI Distribution. The family asks if any readers have notes on Bob for the family or would like to attend a virtual memorial service, please email [email protected]


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