Joseph Patrick (Pat) Arana, 72, of the St. Louis Stompers, has Passed.

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Joseph Patrick (Pat) Arana, 72, August 22, of cancer in St. Charles, Mo.  He was retired from teaching music in the Ritenour school district where he had shared his love and talents with thousands of children. As a trombonist, he played with the St. Louis Stompers and other groups taking the festival stage both nationally and internationally during a fifty-year career. He played with nearly every group in the St. Louis area and was a charter member of Jean Kittrell and Red Lehr’s Old St. Louis Levee Band which played for 14 years on the Lt. Robert E. Lee Showboat. He remained incredibly active in the local jazz scene.


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