Donn Trenner, a larger-than-life figure in CT jazz circles, dies at 93 - CTInsider.com
jazzLogo.jpg


shem.gif
shem.gif


https://www.ctinsider.com/entertainment/nhregister/article/Donn-Trenner-a-larger-than-life-figure-in-CT-15279094.php
 

Donn Trenner, a larger-than-life figure in CT jazz circles, dies at 93

Donn Trenner, a giant in Connecticut jazz who returned to Guilford in 1996 after decades in Los Angeles and as a player on the national and international music scene, was remembered fondly for being a gentleman and a good father, as well as for his musical prowess. He died on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
1of12Donn Trenner, a giant in Connecticut jazz who returned to Guilford in 1996 after decades in Los Angeles and as a player on the national and international music scene, was remembered fondly for being a gentleman and a good father, as well as for his musical prowess. He died on Saturday, May 16, 2020.Photo: Courtesy of Sara Trenner / Contributed
Donn Trenner, a giant in Connecticut jazz who returned to Guilford in 1996 after decades in Los Angeles and as a player on the national and international music scene, was remembered fondly for being a gentleman and a good father, as well as for his musical prowess. He died on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
2of12Donn Trenner, a giant in Connecticut jazz who returned to Guilford in 1996 after decades in Los Angeles and as a player on the national and international music scene, was remembered fondly for being a gentleman and a good father, as well as for his musical prowess. He died on Saturday, May 16, 2020.Photo: Courtesy of Sara Trenner / Contributed
Donn Trenner, left, with his daughter, Sara Trenner. Trenner, a giant in Connecticut jazz who returned to Guilford in 1996 after decades in Los Angeles and as a player on the national and international music scene, was remembered fondly for being a gentleman and a good father, as well as for his musical prowess. He died on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
3of12Donn Trenner, left, with his daughter, Sara Trenner. Trenner, a giant in Connecticut jazz who returned to Guilford in 1996 after decades in Los Angeles and as a player on the national and international music scene, was remembered fondly for being a gentleman and a good father, as well as for his musical prowess. He died on Saturday, May 16, Photo: Courtesy of Sara Trenner / Contributed /
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

GUILFORD — Jazz pianist Donn Trenner was a larger-than-life musical figure for decades in Connecticut, after returning from decades on the national scene, where he rubbed shoulders, toured and recorded with Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Stan Getz, Ann-Margret, Steve Allen, Bob Hope and Shirley MacLaine.

But his daughter, Sara Trenner, doesn’t think Trenner, who died Saturday at 93, apparently of natural causes, would want to be best remembered for any of that.

 

Already a subscriber? Log In

Become an Insider to continue reading

Get unlimited digital access to members-only content and exclusive benefits for just 95¢

You can cancel at any time.


Get Access Now

“I think first and foremost he would want to be remembered as a kind and giving person to everyone he knew and everyone he met,” she said Monday. “It’s kind of silly, but I think first and foremost he’d want to be remembered for being a really good dad.




Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
http://www.jazzpromoservices.com

HAVE A JAZZ EVENT, NEW CD OR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE JAZZ COMMUNITY YOU WANT TO PROMOTE? CONTACT JAZZ PROMO SERVICES FOR PRICE QUOTE.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO