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Barbara Bonous-Smit

progressive jazz and classical trumpet and flugelhorn player, composer, conductor, and teacher, was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of bandleader and saxophonist Archie Stone. His father conducted the Casino Theatre Orchestra in Toronto (1936–1960).

Stone began studies on the flugelhorn when he was twelve years old. Between 1950 and 1955, he studied the trumpet with Donald Reinhardt in Philadelphia. By age sixteen he studied with Benny Louis and performed in dance bands in Toronto. He also played jazz and classical works with Canadian Broadcasting Company orchestras. His composition studies were with the noted Canadian jazz arranger and composer Gordon Delamont (1955–1960) and the eminent Canadian atonal music composer John Weinzweig (1960–1962).

Stone received his B Mus from Metropolitan College in London Canada He felt at home not only performing and composing for jazz bands but also with ...