photograph: Hollywood Palace Brass section

The Hollywood Palace brass section - ca. 1964.
L-R: Stumpy Brown, Milt Bernhart, Tommy Shepard, Don Smith, Ray Triscari, Mannie Klein, and John Audino.

(Photographs: School of Music © 2005
Arizona Board of Regents, The University of Arizona, Tucson)

Tommy's Professional Résumé

For many years Tommy Shepard performed as a studio staff trombonist for the Columbia Broadcasting System and the American Broadcasting System in Chicago. In 1960 he moved to Los Angeles and soon became one of that city’s busiest free lance studio trombonists. Mr. Shepard has played for the following composers, celebrities, theatres and studios:


Paramount Pictures, Desilu, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, Hanna Barbera, Universal, NBC, CBS and ABC.

TV Shows and Specials

All the Frank Sinatra specials, Julie Andrews Show, Burt Bacharach specials, Carol Burnett Show, Arthur Godfrey Show, The Carpenters specials, The Joey Bishop Show, Merv Griffin Show, Bonanza, Route 66, Naked City, The Love Boat, John Denver Specials, The Tonight Show, The Hollywood Palace, I Love Lucy Show, Tony Bennett, Danny Thomas Show and Hanna Barbera cartoons.

Recorded for

Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, Burt Bacharach, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat ‘King’ Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Andy Williams, Joe Williams, Barbara Streisand, Barry White, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Keely Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Kay Starr, Anita O’Day, Mel Torme, Jack Jones, Vikki Carr, Sue Raney, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines and twelve albums with Wayne King as featured soloist. Additionally, Mr. Shepard has his own album, recorded on Coral Records.

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