Rich Pulin in his 7th decade of professional music, is committed to full-time involvement in his patented early-childhood (K-8) music-education program (The Early Childhood Music Education Foundation), devised and developed over several decades! The Early Childhood Music Education Foundation is in the process of sharing our great American native-bred art-form, jazz and its history, with millions of children around the globe (a well-developed video presentation begun in the Las Vegas School system in 1993)!
Rich Pulin began playing the Baritone Horn, switching to the Trombone after seeing "The Glen Miller Story" starring Jimmy Stewart, as Glenn Miller. At the age of 18, through a series of events, he met legendary Mississippi Trumpeter Dalton Smith. Dalton, in turn, referred Rich to Woody Herman pianist-arranger, Nat Pierce. Nat wasted no time and escorted Rich to Nola Rehearsal studio, to sit in with Charlie Barnett's band, coincidentally minus a trombone that day! Barnett's band included bass-trombonist-composer-arranger John Woehrman and the inimitable Trumpeter-Flugelhornist-Educator Clark Terry!