American musicianDied when: 75 years 40 days (901 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Robert "Bud" Spangler (December 7, 1938 – January 16, 2014) was an American jazz percussionist, composer, radio broadcaster, music producer, and concert organizer.He began his music career in the Detroit music scene of the 1960s, engineering for R&B, blues, and funk-oriented bands, and working as a drummer for jazz groups.
In the 1970s that included working with Strata Records, Blue Note, and Tribe Records.After moving to Northern California in the 1970s, Spangler produced Grammy-nominated recordings for jazz artists such as Taylor Eigsti, Mark Levine, and Cedar Walton, and from 1982 co-led and performed in the modern jazz ensemble Tom Peron-Bud Spangler Interplay Quartet.
From 1991 to 2007 Spangler helped create and produce the Woodside, California concert series Jazz at Filoli.He worked as a host-producer at radio stations from the late 1950s, including KCSM (FM) in San Mateo and KJAZ (FM) in San Francisco.