Guitarist Dennis Budimir has been a busy session, studio and recording artist ince the mid-'50s. He began playing guitar in the late '40s after studying piano. He began working in Los Angeles during the early '50s, playing with bands led by Ken Hanna, Keith Williams and Harry James. He joined Chico Hamilton's group in 1959, then played with Bud Shank and accompanied Peggy Lee during the early '60s. Budimir spent 1961 to 1963 in the army, then became a prolific studio player back in Los Angeles. He worked with Julie London and toured Japan with Bobby Troup, while performing around Los Angeles with Shank and Emil Richards. During the '70s, Budimir played with Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin, Don Ellis and Marty Paich, while recording often with Milt Jackson.
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