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Encyclopedia > Roger Wolfe Kahn
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Roger Wolfe Kahn (October 19, 1907July 12, 1962) was a Jewish-American jazz and popular musician, composer, and band leader ("Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra"). Image File history File links Time-magazine-cover-otto-wolfe-kahn. ... Image File history File links Time-magazine-cover-otto-wolfe-kahn. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent or religion who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of a musical arrangement. ...


Born in Morristown, New Jersey into a very rich family—his father, Otto Hermann Kahn, was a banker—Kahn is said to have learned to play 18 musical instruments before starting to lead his own orchestra in 1923, aged only 16. Kahn hired famous jazz musicians of the day to play in his band, especially during recording sessions, for example Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden, Red Nichols, and Gene Krupa. Recordings were made for Victor until 1929, Columbia in 1929 and 1930, and for the Brunswick label in 1932. Morristown is a town located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Otto Hermann Kahn Otto Hermann Kahn (February 21, 1867 - March 29, 1934) was a banker, collector, philanthropist and patron of the arts. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Giuseppe Venuti (Joe) (September 16, 1903 - August 14, 1978) was a U.S. jazz musician and violinist. ... Eddie Lang (October 25, 1902 – March 26, 1933) was a jazz guitarist, considered by many the finest of his era. ... Arthur Jacob Arshawsky (May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004), better known as Artie Shaw, was an accomplished jazz clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and writer. ... Weldon Leo Jack Teagarden (August 20, 1905 in Vernon, Texas - January 15, 1964) was an influential jazz trombonist. ... Ernest Loring Red Nichols (May 8, 1905–June 28, 1965) was a United States jazz cornettist. ... Gene Krupa Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential Polish-American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. ... The Victor Talking Machine Company (1901 - 1929) was a United States corporation, the leading American producer of phonographs and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies in the world at the time. ... See also: 1928 in music, other events of 1929, 1930 in music and the list of years in music. Events May 3 - Francis Poulencs Concert champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra is premiered in Paris May 17 - Sergei Prokofievs Symphony No. ... See also: 1929 in music, other events of 1930, 1931 in music and the list of years in music. // Events The BBC Symphony Orchestra is formed. ... Brunswick Records is a United States based record label. ... See also: 1931 in music, other events of 1932, 1933 in music and the list of years in music. Events January 14 - Maurice Ravels Piano Concerto is premiered in Paris October 19 - Frankie Laine and Ruthie Smith set the all-time dance marathon record of 3,501 hours (145...


Kahn always had fun leading and conducting his orchestra. Reportedly, when the band was playing especially well he used to throw himself onto the floor and wave his legs in the air. However, in the mid-1930s, he lost interest in his orchestra and disbanded it. Instead, he preoccupied himself with aviation and eventually, in 1941, became a test pilot for the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, a well-known aircraft manufacturer. // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Grumman logo The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading producer of military and civilian aircraft of the 20th century. ...


In 1931, Kahn made headlines on the New York society pages when he married musical comedy actress Hannah Williams. The wedding was at Oheka Castle, his family's estate on Long Island, and was kept secret from the public for two weeks, until the Broadway show Williams was appearing in, Sweet and Low, had had its final performances. The couple made headlines again when they divorced two years later and when, after only a few weeks, Williams married boxing champion Jack Dempsey. 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... This article is about Long Island in New York State. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ... This article is about the boxer named Jack Dempsey. ...


Roger Wolfe Kahn's second marriage was to Edith May Nelson. It lasted from 1933 till Kahn's death of a heart attack in New York City in 1962. Compilations of Roger Wolfe Kahn's music are available on CD. 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Kahn's popular titles include:

  • "Hot Hot Hottentot"
  • "Anything You Say"
  • "Crazy Rhythm" (part of the soundtrack of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway)
  • "Imagination"
  • "She's a Great Great Girl" (the closing theme song of WAMU's Hot Jazz Saturday Night hosted by Rob Bamberger)

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Solid! -- Roger Wolfe Kahn (325 words)
Bandleader Roger Wolfe Kahn was the son and heir of wealthy banker Otto Kahn.
Due to Kahn's wealth he was able to hire some of the top musicians of his day for recording sessions and special events.
Kahn also wrote several songs and played a variety of instruments with his group.
Roger Wolfe Kahn at AllExperts (416 words)
Roger Wolfe Kahn (October 19, 1907 â€" July 12, 1962) was an American jazz and popular musician, composer, and bandleader ("Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra").
Kahn hired famous jazz musicians of the day to play in his band, especially during recording sessions, for example Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden, Red Nichols, and Gene Krupa.
Roger Wolfe Kahn's second marriage was to Edith May Nelson.
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