Kenny Rupp’s trombone style is reminiscent of Jack Teagarden, whom he acknowledges as a major influence. Rupp holds a Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. He had a long career in New York playing in symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, Broadway pit bands and behind vocalists Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn and others. He also worked in the bands of Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Clark Terry and Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. Kenny Rupp is a musician’s musician, widely known for the quality of his tone. He is greatly admired not only by other jazz artists but by symphony players who seek him out wherever The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is playing.