Personalities | Jack Hylton | Twenties | Jazz & Blues

(Piano, bandleader, 1892–1965)

Prominent British bandleader and booking agent Hylton began recreating the ‘symphonic jazz’ of Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra in 1920. His band’s popularity grew in England and France through the 1920s and early 1930s. In 1933 Hylton booked the Duke Ellington Orchestra to tour Europe for the first time. He toured the US with American musicians in 1935, reformed his British band in 1936 and toured through the 1930s before disbanding in 1940.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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