Peter Ecklund

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Peter Ecklund (September 27, 1945 – April 8, 2020) was an American jazz cornetist. He was born in Woodbridge, Connecticut. In 1967, Ecklund received a degree from Yale University.[1] He went on tour with singer Paula Lockheart. He started a jazz band and worked with many pop and rock bands in the 1970s and 1980s.[1] He became a substitute for the Nighthawks Orchestra led by Vince Giordano. He was a member of the Orphan Newboys led by Marty Grosz.[1]

Ecklund died on April 8, 2020 from Parkinson's disease-related problems at the age of 74.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yanow, Scott. "Peter Ecklund". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  2. "Cornetist Peter Ecklund has died". The Syncopated Times. Retrieved 10 April 2020.