Pete Candoli (born Walter Joseph Candoli; June 28, 1923 – January 11, 2008) was an American swing and West Coast jazz trumpeter. He played with the big bands of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and many others, and worked extensively in the studios of the recording and television industries.
His younger brother, Conte, achieved an arguably stronger critical reputation. They often worked together in anonymous recording gigs and in several joint albums on minor labels.
Pete had a first daughter,
Pete Candoli married numerous times, typically to other musicians, including singer-actress Betty Hutton. It was Betty's fourth and final marriage, in 1960. Hutton and Candoli had one child
They divorced in 1967.
Pete also married singer Edie Adams.
Pete lived his last 18 years loyally with his partner Sheryl.
Both brothers were diagnosed with prostate cancer in later life. Pete Candoli died of complications from prostate cancer on January 11, 2008, aged 84.
His brother also died from cancer in 2001.
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