Robert Lymperis

Mr Lymperis has been a member of the Detroit Federation of Musicians since 1943.  A graduate of Wayne State University, Mr Lymperis has made a living as both a high school band director and as an accomplished trumpet and flugelhorn player.

As a performer, Mr Lymperis has been involved in nearly every facet of the music business. His activities have included studio recordings for both records (Capitol Records) and film (including Columbia Studio’s Talk About a Lady  featuring Stan Kenton and Jinx Falkenburg), live broadcasts for radio and television (including broadcasts for WXYZ with Gene Krupa), and countless engagements in Detroit’s ballrooms, nightclubs, hotels, and theaters.

Mr Lymperis has traveled coast to coast with the Stan Kenton band.  Reflecting upon his decision to join the union, Mr Lymperis recalls, “We were young guys with a big band working a union job. Six of us went with name bands, Woody Herman, Tony Paster, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown and  others.”

The list of people Mr Lymperis has backed over the years is long and includes such legendary musicians as Tony Bennett , Charlie Parker, Mel Torme, Eddie Fisher, Roger Williams, Dinah Shore, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, and many others.

AFM Local 5 and Detroit Musicians Entertainment