Paul Whiteman

Born: 
03/28/1890
City: 
Denver
Region: 
Colorado
Country: 
USA
Died: 
12/29/1967
Years Active: 
1910's-1960's
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Violin
Associated Artists: 

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Paul Samuel Whiteman was an American bandleader and orchestral director. His place in the history of early jazz is somewhat controversial. Detractors suggest that Whiteman's ornately-orchestrated music was jazz in name only (lacking the genre's improvisational and emotional depth), and co-opted the innovations of black musicians. Defenders note that Whiteman's fondness for jazz was genuine (he worked with black musicians as much as was feasible during an era of racial segregation), that his bands included many of the era's most esteemed white jazz musicians and argue that Whiteman's groups handled jazz admirably as part of a larger repertoire. In his autobiography, Duke Ellington declared, "Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity."

Discography

Released: 1928

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
King of Jazz 06/30/1933 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
King of Jazz 07/01/1933 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
King of Jazz 07/02/1933 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
King of Jazz 07/03/1933 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
King of Jazz 07/04/1933 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
King of Jazz 07/05/1933 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
King of Jazz 07/06/1933 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 05/31/1935 Paradise on the Lake Grosse Pointe Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 06/01/1935 Paradise on the Lake Grosse Pointe Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 06/02/1935 Paradise on the Lake Grosse Pointe Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 06/03/1935 Paradise on the Lake Grosse Pointe Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 06/04/1935 Paradise on the Lake Grosse Pointe Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 07/28/1939 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 07/29/1939 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 07/30/1939 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 07/31/1939 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 08/01/1939 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 08/02/1939 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 08/03/1939 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 01/16/1947 MSU Auditorium East Lansing Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 01/25/1947 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 01/26/1947 Unknown Venue - Pontiac Pontiac Michigan USA
Paul Whiteman Orchestra 10/31/1948 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA