Hucko, Peanuts

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Dates:
Birth 1918-04-07
Death 2003-06-19
Americans

Biographical notes:

"Peanuts" Hucko was a clarinet and tenor jazz saxophone player from 1939 to the 1980s. He played with numerous bands including Charlie Spivak, Will Bradley, and Joe Marsala. He played with Glenn Miller during World War II. When the war ended he played with Benny Goodman, Ray McKinley, Eddie Condon, and Jack Teagarden. He was a studio musician for CBS and ABC and then he played with Louis Armstrong from 1958 to 1960. He was featured regularly with Dick Gibson's Colorado Jazz parties from 1966; and he toured and led the 1970s Glenn Miller Orchestra. Peanuts Hucko became a celebrity with Lawrence Welk in the early 1970s, and then he opened a nightclub in Denver. The 1980s brought further touring with the Pied Piper Quintet.

From the description of Papers, 1939-1989. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 61173270

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

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