Jack Jenney

born on 12/5/1910 in Mason City, IA, United States

died on 16/12/1945 in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Jack Jenney

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Truman Eliot "Jack" Jenney (May 12, 1910 – December 16, 1945) was a jazz trombonist who might be best known for instrumental versions of the song "Stardust". Born in Mason City, Iowa, Jenney played with his father's band from age 11, his father was a musician and music teacher, but his first professional work began with Austin Wylie in 1928. He would go on to work with Isham Jones, Red Norvo, Artie Shaw, Mal Hallett, and Waring's Pennsylvanians, and appear in the film Syncopation.[1] He also won the Down Beat Reader's Poll for trombone in 1940[2]

He led his own band for a year in 1939-40, which included Peanuts Hucko, Paul Fredricks, and Hugo Winterhalter. Although this band received good reviews it was a financial failure. He would also be drafted into the United States Navy. After his return he died of complications related to appendicitis in Los Angeles, California.[3]

He was married to singer Kay Thompson and later to Bonnie Lake.[4]


  1. [Jack Jenney at All Music Guide All Music]
  2. Down Beat Reader's Poll
  3. Trombones Online
  4. IMDB

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