ZIGGY ELMAN

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Harry Aaron Finkelman (May 26, 1914 – June 26, 1968), better known by the stage name Ziggy Elman, was an American jazz trumpeter most associated with Benny Goodman, though he also led his own Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but his family settled in Atlantic City when he was four. His father was a violinist who had hoped he would play violin as well. Although he learned to play the violin, Harry preferred the brass instruments. He began playing for Jewish weddings and nightclubs at age 15, and in 1932 had his first recording where he played trombone. At some point in the decade he adopted the name Ziggy Elman. Elman is a shortening of Finkelman while "Ziggy" is believed to be a reference to Florenz Ziegfeld.

He joined the Benny Goodman orchestra as a trumpet player in 1936. His 1939 composition "And the
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ZIGGY ELMAN Ziggy Elman & His Orchestra ‎: Sentimental Trumpet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ziggy Elman & His Orchestra ‎: Sentimental Trumpet
Big Band 1956

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ZIGGY ELMAN Ziggy Elman & His Orchestra:1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ziggy Elman & His Orchestra:1947
Big Band 1991
ZIGGY ELMAN Ziggy Elman And His Orchestra - 1938-1939 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ziggy Elman And His Orchestra - 1938-1939
Big Band 1996

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