Label: Decca - DL 4841 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono • Country: Canada • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing
Garber was born in IndianapolisIndiana. He had his own band by the time he was He became known as "The Idol Mame - Jan Garber And His Orchestra - The Shadow Of Your Smile the Airwaves" in his heyday of the s and s, playing jazz in the vein of contemporaries such as Guy Lombardo. After parting with Davis, he formed his own orchestra, playing both "sweet" and "hot" s dance music. He was hit hard by the Great Depressionand in the s he refashioned his ensemble into a big band and recorded a string of successful records for Victor.
The recording restrictions in America during the war eventually made his ensemble unfeasible, and he returned to "sweet" music after the war, continuing to lead ensembles until His last show was in Houston. Garber died in ShreveportLouisiana in He started his first band, a quartet, Mame - Jan Garber And His Orchestra - The Shadow Of Your Smile and played violin in it. In he moved the band to Chicago and met Canadian bandleader and saxophonist Freddie Large.
He took over Large's band, playing violin as leader, and played in Chicago and the midwest. While performing at the Trianon he received national attention when the shows were broadcast live over radio.
An announcer called Garber "The Idol of the Airwaves". He signed with Decca and toured on the West Coast of the U. Inhe departed from Guy Lombardo—type music and began a swing band, but after three years the band was an expensive failure and he retired for a short time. When he returned to music, he played again with Large and Cleveland - Layzie Bone - Cleveland Larry Owen, who had written arrangements for Lombardo.
In the s, he and his wife Dorothy moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where she was born. His band was voted No. He retired in his seventies and died in a hospital in Shreveport on October 5, Ask The Lonely - Various - Two Of A Kind - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Vinyl, Called the "Idol of the Airwaves," Garber was active on radio in the s and s.
The table below shows some of his broadcasting activities. Garber also had a minute, five-days-a-week radio program, the Jan Garber Show. It was distributed by Capitol Transcriptions. Garber moved with his family from Indianapolis to Louisville, Kentucky, when he was three months old, and lived there until he was The family then moved to a small town near Philadelphia.
He was the tenth of 12 children. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jan Garber. October 15, Retrieved June 10, The Big Band Almanac Revised ed. Da Capo.
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