Chuz Alfred

A native of Lancaster, Ohio, “Chuz” (for Charles) Alfred (1932-2018) came of a musical family. His father played piano and headed what was known as “The Alfred Melody Syncopators”, an outfit of local renown. Chuz’s sister, Sue or “Suz”, played sax while in high school. A young er brother, Mithoff, known as “Punk”, blew on trombone.

Chuz became interested in music around sixth grade, when he began studying the clarinet. Throughout his four years in high school, he played in the concert band, the marching band and the school orchestra. When he cut classes, he was only at Dick Trimble’s House of Music, downtown, talking music or listening to the latest records. After school, he played with Trimble’s orchestra as well as with “The Rhythm Six,” an amateur group Chuz organized to play banquets and club meetings. “Wehad a swell crew. There was Benny Smith on piano; Bud Wolford, bass; Dick...

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Albums featuring Chuz Alfred

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