Art Baron

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Art Baron
Birth name Arthur John Baron
Born (1950-01-05) January 5, 1950 (age 68)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trombone
Years active 1973–present
Associated acts Duke Ellington

Arthur John Baron (born January 5, 1950) is an American jazz trombonist. He also plays didgeridoo, conch shell, penny-whistle, alto and bass recorder, and tuba.[1]

Career overview[edit]

Baron is an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music. He joined the Duke Ellington band in August 1973 at the age of 23 during the last year Ellington led the band and was the last trombonist Ellington ever hired.[2] Baron leads The Duke's Men, a band made up of Duke Ellington band alumni. He has performed and/or recorded with Buddy Rich, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Illinois Jacquet, Sam Eckhardt, Roswell Rudd, Mel Tormé, Charlie Musselwhite, Andy Harlow (né Andre H. Kahn; born 1945), Fontella Bass, Sam Rivers, Glen Velez, John Tchicai, Wilber Morris, Alan Silva, George Gruntz, Joey DeFrancesco, Bobby Watson, Elliott Sharp, Annea Lockwood, Matt Glaser, Cyro Baptista, and She & Him.

Baron lives in New York City.



  1. ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd ed.; Baron is in Vol. 1 of 3), Barry Dean Kernfeld (ed.), Macmillan Publishers (2002); OCLC 46956628, 5576124458; Oxford Music OnlineOCLC 219650052
  2. ^ "Masterclass with Art Baron: An Introduction to the Plunger," by Art Barton, as told to Bob Bernotas, Online Trombone Journal (, 1992; OCLC 456219539, 614855213, 891207006, OCLC 613048903

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