Sam Noto

Sam Noto

BMHOF Class of 2003

Renowned trumpeter Sam Noto began playing professionally in his mid-teens playing casuals and clubs in and around his native town Buffalo, New York. He eventually received his first big break when he was asked to join the Stan Kenton Band in 1953. He was a member of the band for seven years. After leaving Kenton Sam worked with a number of name big bands including Count Basie, Woody Herman, Louis Bellson and The Boss Brass. In the seventies Sam Noto recorded a number of albums for Xanadu Records under his own name featuring such players as Joe Romano, Barry Harris, Sam Jones, Jimmy Rowles, Billy Higgins. Sam also participated on recordings for Xanadu Records featuring musicians such as Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Charles McPherson, Blue Mitchell, Kenny Drew and Red Rodney. 


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