Chuck Wayne

Genres: Jazz
Descriptive "tags": guitar jazz Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Charles Jagelka, 27 February 1923, New York City, New York, USA, d. 29 July 1997, Jackson, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family with a strong musical background, Wayne taught himself to play the mandolin and worked for a while in a Russian balalaika band. Moving to the guitar, he played with Clarence Profit and also formed his own small bands, one of which included Al Cohn, and began to develop a localized reputation. Military service in World War II briefly interrupted his career but by 1944 he was back on the jazz scene, playing with artists such as Barney Bigard, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Harris, Joe Marsala, Red Norvo and, in 1946, with Woody Herman. In the second half of the decade and on through the 50s, Wayne continued a dizzying round of jobs, playing and sometimes recording with, among many, Jack Teagarden, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, Lester Young, George Shearing, Brew Moore, Zoot Sims and Gil Evans. He also worked outside jazz, with Tony Bennett, and at the...

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