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The Austin High Gang, Chicago, 1923. L to R: Frank Teschemacher, Jimmy McPartland, Dick McPartland, Bud Freeman, and Arny Freeman

The Austin High Gang, Chicago, 1923. L to R: Frank Teschemacher, Jimmy McPartland, Dick McPartland, Bud Freeman, and Arny Freeman

It's easy to tell from the photo above that Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, atop the piano, was quite theatrical. Getting his nickname because he was only 5'2" tall, Jaxon, who also worked as a female impersonator, a pianist-singer and a saxophonist, was mostly in Chicago during 1927-41, a period when he made many recordings.

It's easy to tell from the photo above that Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, atop the piano, was quite theatrical. Getting his nickname because he was only 5'2" tall, Jaxon, who also worked as a female impersonator, a pianist-singer and a saxophonist, was mostly in Chicago during 1927-41, a period when he made many recordings.

History of Jazz, Episode 4: Bix Beiderbecke, a short life, an enduring legacy

History of Jazz, Episode 4: Bix Beiderbecke, a short life, an enduring legacy

At Nick's with Bud Freeman’s Summa Cum Laude Orchestra, 1938

At Nick's with Bud Freeman’s Summa Cum Laude Orchestra, 1938

The Summa Cum Laude band — led in part by Bud Freeman, arrangements by valve-trombonist Brad Gowans — performing at Nick’s in December 1938

The Summa Cum Laude band — led in part by Bud Freeman, arrangements by valve-trombonist Brad Gowans — performing at Nick’s in December 1938

These women are incredible- I want to listen only to music from the 20s and 30s for an entire month.  Please share recommendations!  So far, the Boswell's are the best of the bunch.

These women are incredible- I want to listen only to music from the 20s and 30s for an entire month. Please share recommendations! So far, the Boswell's are the best of the bunch.

Les "Duke Ellington's Washingtonians" au Kentuky Club, vers 1925. Samy Geer, Charlie Irvis, Elmer Snowden, Otto Hordwich et (assis) Bubber Miley, Duke Ellington

Les "Duke Ellington's Washingtonians" au Kentuky Club, vers 1925. Samy Geer, Charlie Irvis, Elmer Snowden, Otto Hordwich et (assis) Bubber Miley, Duke Ellington

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