Bob Enevoldsen

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Robert Martin "Bob" Enevoldsen (11 September 1920 Montana – 19 November 2005 Woodland Hills, California[1]) was a West Coast jazz tenor saxophonist and valve trombonist born in Billings, Montana, probably best known for his work with Marty Paich. He also did sessions with Art Pepper and Shorty Rogers, and later extensively played with Shelly Manne. It is a little-known fact that Enevoldsen was a highly skilled arranger and did most of the arranging work for Steve Allen's Westinghouse show in the early 60's. During the 1970s he gigged sometimes with Gerry Mulligan also, among others.

In the mid-1970s Enevoldsen taught a popular arranging class and directed the jazz band at Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA [2][3]


As leader

  • Los Angeles, spring 1954, originally released on Nocturne LP6, re-released as a compilation, The Music of Bob Enevoldsen, Fresh Sound (2006)
Bob Enevoldsen (vocal, trombone, tenor sax), Marty Paich (piano, organ, accordion), Howard Roberts (guitar), Harry Babasin (bass, cello), Don Heath (drums), Roy Harte (percussion)

As sideman

With Gil Fuller

With Jimmy Giuffre

With Fred Katz

With Shelly Manne

With Gerry Mulligan

With André Previn

With Shorty Rogers

With Bud Shank

With Mel Torme


  1. ^ "Bob Enevoldsen". The Independent (London). December 5, 2005. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Bob Enevoldsen Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  3. ^ Gordon Jack "Bob Enevoldsen", (transcription of 1998 oral interview), Jazz Journal International, 53:10, October 2000, pp.12–13
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