born: 1 May 1927 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
died: 1 May 1996 in Malibu, California (USA)
American jazz trombonist and arranger who worked in the bands of Georgie Auld, Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, Charlie Ventura and Teddy Powell, among others. He toured Europe and Japan alongside Frank Sinatra in 1974. Byers had extensive credits arranging and conducting for film, and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations for "City of Angels."