Tommy Pederson

Pullman Gerald "Tommy" Pederson (August 15, 1920 – January 16, 1998) was an American trombonist and composer known for his work in jazz, big band, and classical genres.

Tommy Pederson
Birth namePullman Gerald Pederson
BornAugust 15, 1920
Minnesota, U.S.
DiedJanuary 16, 1998 (aged 78)
GenresJazz, big band, classical


Pederson performed and recorded with big bands and artists that included Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Nelson Riddle, Doc Severinsen (late 1960s), and Frank Sinatra. He was also a prolific studio musician for movie soundtracks, television and radio shows, and other recordings, sometimes playing as many as six studio sessions a day.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Pederson was married to Kathryn Reed Altman, an actress and writer, before divorcing.