Weldon Leo “Jack” Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964) 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.
Peck Kelley, Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, Benny Goodman, Bobby Hackett, Bix Beiderbecke, Glenn Miller, Paul Whiteman
Weldon Leo Teagarden
Jazz, dixieland, swing, big band
United States of America