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Rolf Smedvig, Trumpeter in the Empire Brass, Dies at 62
Rolf Smedvig, a virtuoso classical trumpeter who helped found the Empire Brass, a renowned quintet whose repertory extends from the Renaissance to the Jazz Age, died on Monday at his home in West Stockbridge, Mass. He was 62.
The cause was a heart attack, said his manager, Mark Z. Alpert.