JAN GARBER

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Billed as "the Idol of the Airwaves," Jan Garber led a big band in the 1930s that was the epitome of "sweet" music. His reed section's quavering saxophones (sounding as if they were overflowing with emotion that almost bordered on sarcasm) were the band's trademark and, when it came to corn, few could compete with Garber. Many of his prime period's recordings are barely listenable today, but strangely enough, Garber was responsible for some worthwhile music during two periods. Garber went to the University of North Carolina, and shortly after World War I he played violin in the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. In 1921 with pianist Milton Davis, he co-founded the Garber-Davis Orchestra. Chelsea Quealey and Harry Goldfield (who would eventually join Paul Whiteman) were the orchestra's trumpeters. In 1924 Garber and Davis split up and during the 1924-1930 period the Jan Garber Orchestra played dance music and some hot jazz. read more...
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JAN GARBER Sweet and Lovely album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet and Lovely
Big Band 1951
JAN GARBER Christmas Dance Party album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christmas Dance Party
Big Band 1959
JAN GARBER Dance at Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance at Home
Big Band 1959
JAN GARBER You Stepped Out of a Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Stepped Out of a Dream
Big Band 1959
JAN GARBER College Medleys album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
College Medleys
Big Band 1961
JAN GARBER Mellow Medleys album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mellow Medleys
Big Band 1970

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JAN GARBER Plays 22 Original Big Band Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays 22 Original Big Band Recordings
Big Band 1994
JAN GARBER The Hot Years 1925-1930 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Hot Years 1925-1930
Big Band 1998
JAN GARBER 1944 Swing Band, Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1944 Swing Band, Vol. 1
Big Band 1999
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1944 Swing Band, Vol. 2
Big Band 1999
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Melody From the Sky
Big Band 2004
JAN GARBER Remember Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Remember Me
Big Band 2009

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