Powell, Edward (B.)
- Warren M. Sherk
(b Savanna, IL, Dec 5, 1909; d Los Angeles, Feb 29, 1984). American orchestrator, arranger, composer, and conductor. As a teenager, he played alto saxophone in a St. Louis high school orchestra. His dissatisfaction with published dance band arrangements led him to write his own and eventually brought him to the attention of Fletcher Henderson in New York. Once there, Powell worked as a staff arranger at music publisher Harms from ...