May 7, 1936 – September 10, 2008
ARNOLD ‘ARNIE’ CHYCOSKI (trumpet, cornet) was born May 7, 1936 and passed away September 10, 2008 in Olympia, Washington . Called by celebrated band-leader Rob McConnell “one of the top three lead trumpet-players on the planet”. Arnie Chycoski performed in the Sound of Toronto Jazz Concert Series on numerous occasions with Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass, as a member of the Ian McDougall Dectet, and in the “Tommy Ambrose with the Doug Riley Band” in concert on January 14, 1980. After a long and illustrious touring, recording, and concert career in Toronto, Arnie Chycoski retired to Victoria, British Columbia. Arnie passed away on September 10, 2008 near Olympia Washington.