THE BIOGRAPHY OF HERB POMEROY

Herb Pomeroy started on the trumpet as a youngster after seeing a movie with Louis Armstrong. Although he took a year of pre-dentistry at Harvard, he decided to pursue music full time and eventually played with Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Stan Kenton before returning to Boston and forming his own big band in 1955. Herb's big band was internationally renown and worked regularly in the Northeast and New England and even played at the original Birdland in 1957.   Pomeroy has recorded as a leader of big band for such labels as Roulette, United Artists, and Shiah.   But Mr. Pomeroy is perhaps best known as America's foremost jazz educator.   For many decades, he was a faculty member of the Berklee College of Music where he taught arranging and conducted the world-renowned Berklee Recording Band.   His students are among the most famous and well-respected performers, arrangers, composers, educators and leaders in the music industry