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Colombo started playing trumpet with twelve years was initially seven years baseball -professional player with the Brooklyn Dodgers , before forcing him to 24 years, a knee injury to finish his sporting career. He then worked as a full-time musician mostly as an ensemble player and studio musician, including in the big bands of Dizzy Gillespie , Artie Shaw , Benny Goodman , Buddy Morrow and Perez Prado , also in sessions with Meredith D'Ambrosio ( South to a Warmer Place , 1989), George Masso ( That Old Gang of Mine , 1996) and Jerry Jerome ( Something Borrowed, Something Blue ). Under his own name he recorded several albums, including 1990 Concord Records a tribute album for Bobby Hackett a, in which among others also Dave McKenna and th Copeland participated. Colombo, the five decades in the jazz scene of Cape Cod was active, died in early March 2012 at the age of 84 years following a traffic accident.