Venuti, Joe

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Birth 1903-09-16
Death 1978-08-14
Americans

Biographical notes:

Joe Venuti was one of the first violinists of jazz. He joined Eddie Lang in 1913 and started his own group in 1916. The two worked together until Lang's death in 1933. He joined the Paul Whiteman Orchestra in 1922, but was injured in an accident. He was able to rejoin the band in 1930, and he was able to work as a musician throughout the rest of his life.

From the description of Papers, 1917-1977. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 61187211

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Subjects:

  • Swing (music)
  • Big bands
  • Jazz--History

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  • Performer

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