Paul Whiteman

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Paul Whiteman
Whiteman, c. 1934
Whiteman, c. 1934
Background information
Birth namePaul Samuel Whiteman
Born(1890-03-28)March 28, 1890
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
DiedDecember 29, 1967(1967-12-29) (aged 77)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
GenresJazz, classical, pop
Occupation(s)Bandleader, composer
InstrumentsViola, violin
Years active1907–1960s

Paul Samuel "Pops" Whiteman[1] (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967)[2] was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violist.[3] He was known as the "King of Jazz". His most popular recordings include "Whispering", "Valencia", "Three O'Clock in the Morning", "In a Little Spanish Town", and "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Delong, Thomas (1983). Pops: Paul Whiteman, King of Jazz. El Monte: New Win Pub. ISBN 978-0-832-902642.
  2. Colin Larkin, ed. (1997). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Concise ed.). Virgin Books. p. 1248. ISBN 1-85227-745-9.
  3. "Paul Whiteman - American bandleader". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  4. "Paul Whiteman 'The King of Jazz' (1890–1967)". Red Hot Jazz. Retrieved April 13, 2020.