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Bio of Jim Wilson
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Growing up Prescott, Arizona, Jim began his musical studies on the organ and piano at the age of 7.  In the 6th grade, he took up the trumpet and played in numerous school bands and Orchestra in Junior High and High School.  He was also his Boy Scout troop and camp bugler. 

When he left for the University of Arizona to study Electrical Engineering, his trumpet was relegated to storage, but his horns nonetheless followed him to Stanford where he got his Masterís Degree and then began a career in computer design in the Silicon Valley -- unfortunately they were all stolen in a burglary. 

Jim eventually moved to Portland, Oregon, where he started a family and began a 20-year career with Intel managing the Architecture design groups for many of Intelís microprocessors.  Jimís interest in the trumpet was rekindled when his son played trombone in the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra and he discovered the Portland Woodshed Jazz Orchestra big band.  After moving back to Tucson in 2013 following his retirement from Intel, he joined the Old Pueblo Brass Band playing Bb cornet in 2014, and in late 2015 began playing Eb cornet in the band.   In the fall of 2016, Jim took over as Webmaster.  He also plays trumpet in the Retro Swing 7 band.

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WilsonJim - 3 Oct 2016