Wayne King

Biography

16 February 1901, Savannah, Illinois, USA, d. 16 July 1985. Dubbed ‘the Waltz King’, before establishing his first dance band King had served as featured saxophonist in the Del Lampe Orchestra operating out of the Trianon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, USA. However, he soon dropped the primarily jazz influenced sound of this combo in favour of a smooth, highly stylised sound when his own orchestra made their debut at the nearby Aragon Ballroom in 1927. His large band comprised sidemen... Read more

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