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Frankie Trumbauer

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Birthday ***, 1901
Place of Birth Illinois
Death day June 11, 1956 (55 years old)
Zodiac Sign Gemini
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Orie Frank Trumbauer was one of the leading jazz saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s. His main instrument was the C-melody saxophone, a now-uncommon instrument between an alto and tenor saxophone in size and pitch. He also played alto saxophone, bassoon, clarinet and several other instruments. He was a composer of sophisticated sax melodies, one of the major small group jazz bandleaders of the 1920s and 1930s. His landmark recording of "Singin' the Blues" with Bix Beiderbecke and Eddie Lang in 1927, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977. His major recordings included "Krazy Kat", "Red Hot", "Plantation Moods", "Trumbology", "Tailspin", "Singin' the Blues", "Wringin' an' Twistin'", and "For No Reason at All in C" with Bix Beiderbecke and Eddie Lang, and the first hit recording of "Georgia On My Mind" in 1931. "Tram" was described as one of the most influential and important jazz saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s, particularly influencing the sound of Lester Young.

Birth name Orie Frank Trumbauer
Also known as Tram, Frankie
Born May 30, 1901, Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died June 11, 1956, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Genres Jazz, Dixieland
Occupation(s) Saxophonist, bandleader, composer
Instruments Saxophone

About Frankie Trumbauer

C-melody saxophonist known for his compositions, especially his recording with Bix Beiderbecke and Eddie Langof of 'Singin' the Blues.'

Frankie Trumbauer before fame

His mother was a music teacher who got him started playing; he went on to perform with the Edgar Benson and Ray Miller bands, as well as the Mound City Blue Blowers.

Achievement of Frankie Trumbauer

He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1977.

Frankie Trumbauer family life

He was born in Carbondale, Illinois and was part Cherokee.

Associations of Frankie Trumbauer

Trumbauer's recordings of "Ostrich Walk" and "There'll Come a Time" were used in the soundtrack of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a film which starred Brad Pitt.

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  • Dixieland jazz musicians
  • Gennett Records artists
  • Okeh Records artists
  • Parlophone artists
  • Jazz musicians from Illinois
  • American jazz saxophonists
  • 20th-century saxophonists

Latest information about Frankie Trumbauer updated on June 14 2021.

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