A Memoir by Toby Elle

A Memoir by To​by Elle


A Troubled Life Transformed

Harold J. Lieberman grew up in a dysfunctional Orthodox Jewish home of Polish immigrants in Hartford, CT. In 1943 at age twelve, encouraged by his brother, Harold began trumpet lessons, which would ultimately ​set the course of his life.

Toby Elle chronicles the amazing life and career of Harold J. Lieberman, with a perspective only she could know - as his wife and constant companion for 50+ years. 

What critics are saying

“A charming portrait of one of New York’s finest trumpet players - reminded me of how much I enjoyed knowing and playing with this remarkable musician.”

-Bill Crow - Jazz bassist and writer

"Great story telling! An inspiration to anyone as an example of how to turn adversities into a very positive life’s mission. I highly recommend this book to everyone!"

- Philip Shoptaugh - Professional trumpet player,

San Francisco Symphony, Opera, Ballet Orchestras    

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