Bill Reichenbach Jr.

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Bill Reichenbach Jr.
Birth nameWilliam Frank Reichenbach Jr.
Born (1949-11-30) November 30, 1949 (age 72)
Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S.
GenresJazz, jazz fusion, soul, R&B
Occupation(s)Session musician, composer
InstrumentsTrombone, euphonium

William Frank Reichenbach Jr. (born November 30, 1949) is an American jazz trombonist and composer. He is the son of Bill Reichenbach, who was the drummer for Charlie Byrd from 1962 to 1973. He is best known as a session musician for television, films, cartoons, and commercials.[1] He recorded a solo album, Special Edition, where he is featured on tenor as well as bass trombone.


Reichenbach began playing in high school for bands in the Washington, D.C. area. He also sat in with his father's group, where he played with Milt Jackson, Zoot Sims, and others. Reichenbach went on to study at the Eastman School of Music with the legendary teacher Emory Remington and after graduating joined the Buddy Rich band. He would also work in the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band in Los Angeles in the mid/late 1970s. After that move he became known for music for television and film.[2]

He played trombone on The Wiz and, with the Seawind Horns including Jerry Hey on Michael Jackson's albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and HIStory. He also acted as a composer for Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue.

Bill Reichenbach is a Greenhoe Trombones Performing Artist,[3] performing on a GC5-2R-TIS Bass Trombone with Tuning-in-Slide.[4]



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Bill Reichenbach, Jr. Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Bill Reichenbach Profile". Trombones Online. Archived from the original on March 11, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bill Reichenbach, Greenhoe Trombones Performing Artst". Retrieved 2019-06-10.
  4. ^ "Greenhoe GC5-TIS Series". Retrieved 2019-06-10.

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