Hometown: Hollywood, CA
Web site: http://www.TrumpetBlues.com
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Louise Baranger was born in Hollywood, CA and studied with studio trumpeters Uan Rasey, Pappy Mitchell, and jazz great Bobby Shew. In Los Angeles she played with the bands of Harry James, Nelson Riddle, Bill Berry, Jack Wilson, and Ray Anthony.
Louise has played at the Playboy, Concord, Kansas City, Boston, and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and performed live and/or on television with JJ Johnson, Clarke Terry, Plas Johnson, Buddy Collette, Ron Carter, John Pizarrelli, Joe Cocker, Dionne Warwick, Alan Broadbent, Buddy Greco, Barney Kessel, Mel Powell, and a host of others.
Television credits include the World Music Awards, The Tonight Show, Swing Time w/Barry Manilow, Dallas, Falcoln Crest and The Flash. Louise has appeared in music videos with Joe Cocker and Bobby Womack.
In the summer of 1984, Louise was the youngest member of the Olympic Jazz Festival house band which featured Shelley Manne, Louie Bellson, and a host of international jazz stars.
Louise’s 9 piece “little” big band has played at the Emmy Awards in Hollywood, CA, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and numerous private events. She has her own symphony orchestra pops show. Her own CD, Trumpeter’s Prayer features Arturo Sandoval, Tom Kubis and Carl Fontana.