Cutty Cutshall

Robert Dewees "Cutty" Cutshall (December 29, 1911 – August 16, 1968) was an American jazz trombonist.

Cutshall was born in Huntington Co., Pennsylvania, on December 29, 1911.[1] He played in Pittsburgh early in his career, making his first major tour in 1934 with Charley Dornberger.[2] He joined Jan Savitt's orchestra in 1938, then played with Benny Goodman in the early 1940s.[2] Later in the decade he worked frequently with Billy Butterfield and did some freelance work in New York City.[2] He started working with Eddie Condon in 1949, an association which lasted over a decade.[2] Cutshall was touring with Condon in Toronto when the trombonist died of a heart attack in his hotel room on August 16, 1968.[1][2]

Cutshall's credits include work with Peanuts Hucko, Bob Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong.[2]


With Eddie Condon

  • That Toddlin' Town (Warner Bros., 1959)[1]

With Bobby Hackett


  1. ^ a b c Peerless, Brian (2002). "Cutshall, Cutty [Robert Dewees]". Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.J109400. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f Chadbourne, Eugene. "Cutty Cutshall". AllMusic. Retrieved August 22, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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