George Masso

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George Masso
George Masso & Ricky Woodard.jpg
George Masso (left) and Ricky Woodard
Background information
Birth name George Masso
Born (1926-11-17) November 17, 1926 (age 87)
Origin Cranston, Rhode Island
Genres Jazz
Instruments trombone, vibraphone
Associated acts Jimmy Dorsey

George Masso (born November 17, 1926), born in Cranston, Rhode Island, is an American jazz trombonist, bandleader, vibraphonist and composer specializing in swing and Dixieland styles. Masso is most notable for his work from 1948-1950 in the Jimmy Dorsey band.[1] Finding the life of a professional jazz musician financially difficult, Masso quit performing following his work with Dorsey but returned years later in a 1973 recording and performed with Bobby Hackett and Benny Goodman. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Masso did several recordings with Barbara Lea, Bob Haggart and Yank Lawson.

Select discography[edit]

With Ken Peplowski

  • Just Friends (Nagel-Heyer Records)

With Spike Robinson

With Totti Bergh and Harry Allen

  • Night Birds (Gemini Records)

With Bob Haggart, Yank Lawson and Barbara Lea

  • You're The Cats! (Audiophile Records)
  • Sweet And Slow (Audiophile Records)


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Biography: George Masso". AMG. Retrieved 12 May 2010.