Trumpeter from Desi Arnaz Orchestra Passes Away at 90

Tony Terran, one of the great studio trumpeters from the Golden Age of Television, passed away on March 20th at the age of 90. He was the last surviving member of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, the ensemble made famous through the show, I Love Lucy. His connections through Los Angeles led him to play in the group The Wrecking Crew, which included Glenn Campbell as one of its members. This ensemble became one of the main L.A. ensembles as it would be the background ensemble for groups such as The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, The Monkees, and Sonny & Cher.

Click here to read a brief write-up from his son Dave Terran, also a trumpet player.

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith is the Founder and Editor of Last Row Music. He studied music at both Grace College and Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, Jeremy is the bass trombonist for Orchestra Iowa and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. Jeremy also gives online brass lessons to students across the country from his home in Centerburg, Ohio.