Dixieland Musician Dr. Robert Edward Shanahan has Died

Robert ShanahanDr. Robert Edward Shanahan, 86, Christmas Day, Sylvania, OH. Bob was a surgeon, a private pilot, an accomplished gardener, and a beloved Dixieland Jazz musician. As early as 1952 he was a member of the Intercollegiate Stompers when they won a talents scout competition.

He founded the Epsilon Jass band in 1964. During the ’60s and ’70s he recorded as a trombonist with the Boll Weevil Jass Band. He was currently singing and playing trumpet with The Chefs of Dixieland at venues near his home in Sylvania, Ohio.

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