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HOOKED ON A HORN - Memoirs of A Recovered Musician recounts the musical and personal journey of a young man of high ambition, and determination. It details the quest that nearly consumes him. Hooked On a Horn has won outstanding praise and a Royal Palm Literary Award.
November 28, 2006
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HOOKED ON A HORN Wins Award
Fort Pierce - HOOKED ON HORN, Memoirs of a Recovered Musician, the memoir
by Gene Hull, has been awarded a 2006 Royal Palm Literary Prize for Outstanding
Memoir, it was announced by the Florida Writers Association. The FWA awards cash
prizes annually for outstanding books by Florida writers. Hooked On A Horn has been
cited for originality of memoir style and its inspirational quality.
The book recounts the struggles of a young musician who pursues his passion for a
music career, attaining success, until he realizes the time has come to “get off the
As a saxophonist Hull played with several big bands, including Duke Ellington.
Among the famous with whom he worked as band leader, conductor, actor, musician, or
producer were Count Basie, Katherine Hepburn, Leonard Bernstein, Tony Bennett, Vic
Damone, Mel Torme, Tex Beneke, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Dave Brubeck.
A former Connecticut and Miami resident, Hull now resides on Florida’s Treasure
Coast with his wife Beverly. He is the father of eight children. His oldest son David is the
current bassist with Aerosmith.
Hull’s books are available from www.genehull.com. (includes Free CD),
Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Borders.com, Trafford.com and selected retailers.
"What a pleasure to read. I can just picture you, with family gathered around, opening the CD gift of the Jazz Giants broadcast tape of the Newport '62 Jazz Festival that emerged over forty years later Dave Brubeck