Jerome Kern

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by Jerome Kern

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27 January 1885, New York City, New York, USA, d. 11 November 1945, New York City, New York, USA. One of the most important composers in the history of American popular music, Kern was taught to play the piano by his mother, and proved to be a gifted musician with a remarkable ear. While still at junior school he was dabbling with composition, and by his mid-teens was simultaneously studying classical music and writing songs in the popular vein. He became a song plugger in New York’s Tin... Read more

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jazz
musicals
easy listening
classics
tin pan alley
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