ART VAN DAMME

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Born April 9th 1920 in Norway, Michigan, and brought up in Chicago, Art Van Damme took up the piano accordion in 1929 at the age of nine, and was classically trained before discovering jazz as a teenager – inspired by the recordings of Benny Goodman. In 1941 he joined Ben Bernie's band as an accordionist, then from 1945 to 1960 he worked for NBC, performing on ‘The Dinah Shore Show’, ‘Tonight’, ‘The Dave Garroway Show’, and other radio and TV shows with Garroway.

He recorded 130 episodes of the 15-minute ‘The Art Van Damme Show’ for NBC Radio, and from the 1940s onwards also enjoyed a successful and extended recording career. Van Damme toured Europe and was also popular with jazz listeners in Japan, and regularly won the US ‘Downbeat’ magazine reader's poll for his instrument. He also toured in Russia and New Zealand. In 2005, Art Van
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ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintette : Cocktail Caper album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintette : Cocktail Caper
Exotica 1948
ART VAN DAMME More Cocktail Capers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Cocktail Capers
Exotica 1952
ART VAN DAMME Art Van Damme Quintet : Martini Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Van Damme Quintet : Martini Time
Exotica 1953
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: The Van Damme Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: The Van Damme Sound
Cool Jazz 1954
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet
Exotica 1956
ART VAN DAMME The Art Of Van Damme album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Of Van Damme
Exotica 1956
ART VAN DAMME Art Van Damme Quintet : Manhattan Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Van Damme Quintet : Manhattan Time
Cool Jazz 1956
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: They're Playing Our Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: They're Playing Our Song
Exotica 1958
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: Everything's Coming Up Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: Everything's Coming Up Music
Exotica 1959
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: Accordion A La Mode album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: Accordion A La Mode
Cool Jazz 1960
ART VAN DAMME Swings Sweetly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swings Sweetly
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1962
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet With Johnny Smith ‎: A Perfect Match album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet With Johnny Smith ‎: A Perfect Match
Cool Jazz 1963
ART VAN DAMME Septet : The New Sound Of Art Van Damme album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Septet : The New Sound Of Art Van Damme
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1964
ART VAN DAMME Lover Man! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lover Man!
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1965
ART VAN DAMME Mit Art Van Damme In San Francisco album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mit Art Van Damme In San Francisco
Cool Jazz 1966
ART VAN DAMME Ecstasy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ecstasy
Cool Jazz 1967
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: The Gentle Art Of Art album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: The Gentle Art Of Art
Cool Jazz 1967
ART VAN DAMME Art Van Damme Quintet : Art In The Black Forest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Van Damme Quintet : Art In The Black Forest
Exotica 1968
ART VAN DAMME Lullaby In Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lullaby In Rhythm
Cool Jazz 1968
ART VAN DAMME Art Van Damme Quintet : On The Road album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Van Damme Quintet : On The Road
Cool Jazz 1969
ART VAN DAMME Art Van Damme Ensemble ‎: Art And Four Brothers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Van Damme Ensemble ‎: Art And Four Brothers
Cool Jazz 1969
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: Blue World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: Blue World
Cool Jazz 1970
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: Keep Going album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: Keep Going
Cool Jazz 1971
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet : The Many Moods Of Art album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet : The Many Moods Of Art
Cool Jazz 1972
ART VAN DAMME Squeezing Art & Tender Flutes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Squeezing Art & Tender Flutes
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1973
ART VAN DAMME The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: By Request album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Van Damme Quintet ‎: By Request
Cool Jazz 1978
ART VAN DAMME With Strings (aka So Nice!) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With Strings (aka So Nice!)
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
ART VAN DAMME Art In Sweden album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art In Sweden
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
ART VAN DAMME Art & Liza album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art & Liza
Vocal Jazz 1981
ART VAN DAMME In Norway album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Norway
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1982
ART VAN DAMME Art Van Damme • Peter Horton • Ingo Cramer • Hajo Lange ‎: Art album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Van Damme • Peter Horton • Ingo Cramer • Hajo Lange ‎: Art
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1986
ART VAN DAMME The Legend (What's New : The Scandinavian Tour) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legend (What's New : The Scandinavian Tour)
Cool Jazz 2009

ART VAN DAMME EPs & splits

ART VAN DAMME Art Van Damme Quartet / Slam Stewart Quartet / Herman Chittison Trio ‎: The Three Great Jazz Groups album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Van Damme Quartet / Slam Stewart Quartet / Herman Chittison Trio ‎: The Three Great Jazz Groups
Cool Jazz 1955

ART VAN DAMME live albums

ART VAN DAMME Syndicated Program Series album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Syndicated Program Series
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1945
ART VAN DAMME Live In Finland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Finland
Cool Jazz 1980
ART VAN DAMME Art Van Damme Quintet : På Kungliga Djurgården album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Van Damme Quintet : På Kungliga Djurgården
Cool Jazz 1983

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ART VAN DAMME Art Van Damme album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Van Damme
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1967
ART VAN DAMME Music For Lovers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music For Lovers
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1967

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