|Philip Jones (1928-2000)||Jan 19 00|
Jones was born into a family of trumpeters on March 12, 1928, in Bath, England, and was a scholarship student at the Royal College of Music. His orchestral years included appointments with the Royal Philharmonic (1956-60), Philharmonia (1960-64), London Philharmonic (1964-65), New Philharmonia (1965-67), and BBC Symphony Orchestra (1960-71).
In 1986, after accidentally driving his car over his trumpet case, Jones made the decision to retire. He continued to teach, accepting a position at Trinity College of Music, where he worked until 1994. He also served as chairman of the musiciansŐ charity fund in 1995, having worked for the fund throughout his retirement.
Jones was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 1977 and the Commander of the Order of British Empire in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Ursula Strebi.
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