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Bob McChesney is an LA based jazz and studio trombonist, famous for his use and mastery of the 'doodle - tongue,' a method of articulation on the trombone as well as his ultra fast and melodic solos.
Mr. McChesney is a trombonist born in Maryland, and began studying trombone at the age of nine, and holds a bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Fredonia. He moved to Los Angeles in 1979.
Some of his film credits include Rocky Balboa, The Pursuit of Happyness, Everyone's Hero, The Good Shepherd, Mystic River, Rush Hour 2, Bringing Down the House, The Cooler, Space Jam, and many others. TV shows featuring his work include The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Happy Hour, Looney Tunes, JAG, King of the Hill, Futurama, and more.
He can be heard as a jazz soloist on his own "No Laughing Matter - The Bob McChesney Quartet Plays Steve Allen", Horace Silver's It's Got to Be Funky (1993), Bob Florence's Grammy 2000 winning CD "Serendipity 18", along with others.