Earl Gardner (musician)

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Not to be confused with Derrick Gardner.
Earl Gardner
Born (1950-04-19) April 19, 1950 (age 65)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Trumpeter
Associated acts The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

Earl Wesley Gardner, Jr. (born April 19, 1950 in New York City) is an American jazz trumpeter.[1] He is probably best known for his stint in the house band on Saturday Night Live, a chair he has held since 1985.

In 1976, he joined The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.


With Robin Eubanks

With Zoot Sims and the Benny Carter Orchestra

  • Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington (1979)

With Bob Stewart

With Stanley Turrentine