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Encyclopedia > Jean Goldkette
Jean Goldkette
Jean Goldkette

Jean Goldkette (18 March 189324 March 1962) was a jazz pianist and bandleader. Born in Patras, Greece and raised in Russia, he emigrated to the United States in 1910. The copyright status of this vintage image is undetermined; it may still be copyrighted. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... A bandleader is the director of a band of musicians. ... This article needs cleanup. ... -1...


He led many jazz and dance bands, of which the best known was his Victor Recording Orchestra of 19241929, which included, at various times, Bix Beiderbecke, Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Eddie Lang, Frankie Trumbauer, Pee Wee Russell, Steve Brown, Doc Ryker and Joe Venuti, among others. Vocalists included the Keller Sisters and Lynch. In his Jazz Masters of the Thirties, Rex Stewart, a member of Fletcher Henderson's band at the time, writes that the Goldkette band's innovative arrangements and strong rhythm made it the best dance band of its day and "the first original white swing band in jazz history." The Victor Recording Orchestra was a jazz band led by Jean Goldkette. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bix Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was a notable jazz cornet player. ... Hoagland Howard Hoagy Carmichael (November 22, 1899–December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. ... James Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 - June 12, 1957) was a prominent jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and big band leader. ... Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905–November 26, 1956) was a jazz trombonist in the Big Band era. ... Eddie Lang (October 25, 1902 – March 26, 1933) was a jazz guitarist, considered by many the finest of his era. ... Frankie (Tram) Trumbauer (1901–1956) was one of the leading jazz saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Charles Ellsworth Russell, much better known by his nickname Pee Wee Russell, (27 March 1906 - 15 February 1969) was a jazz musician. ... Steve Brown Steve Brown first went north to Chicago in 1915 with brother Tom in the first wave of jazz musicians to go to the city. ... Giuseppe Venuti (Joe) (September 16, 1903 - August 14, 1978) was a U.S. jazz musician and violinist. ... The Keller Sisters and Lynch were a United States pop music group of singers of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Rex Stewart (1907–1967) was an American jazz cornetist best known for his work with the Duke Ellington orchestra. ... Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. ...


In 1927 Paul Whiteman hired away most of Goldkette's better players. Goldkette later helped organize McKinney's Cotton Pickers and Glen Gray's Orange Blossoms, which became famous as the Casa Loma Orchestra. In the 1930s he left jazz to work as a booking agent and classical pianist. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Paul Whiteman (March 28, 1890 - December 29, 1967) was a popular United States orchestral leader. ... McKinneys Cotton Pickers were an United States jazz band founded in 1926 by William McKinney, who expanded his Synco Septet to ten pieces. ... Glen Gray was a saxophonist. ... The Casa Loma Orchestra was an American swing band active from 1927 to 1963. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1939 he organized the American Symphony Orchestra which debuted in Carnegie Hall. Frankie Laine worked as Goldkette's librarian.


He moved to California in 1961 and the following year died in Santa Barbara, California. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Mission Santa Barbara, known as the queen of the missions. Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. ...


External link

  • Goldkette on The Red Hot Jazz Archive

 
 

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