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Jack Teagarden

Jack Teagarden (Trombone)

Born: 20th August 1905, Vernon, Texas, USA

Died: 15th January 1964, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Nationality: American

Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden was an American jazz trombonist and singer. According to critic Scott Yannow of Allmusic, Teagarden was the preeminent American jazz trombone player before the bebop era of the 1940s and "one of the best jazz singers too". Teagarden's early career was as a sideman with the likes of Paul Whiteman and lifelong friend Louis Armstrong.