Jean Goldkette Biography

American jazz bandleader.

Born probably in France but possibly in Greece, his mother Angela Goldkette, was a circus peformer from Denmark, his father unknown.

Spending his childhood in Greece and Russia, where as a child prodigy he studied piano at The Moscow Conservatory.

His family moved to America in 1911.

Goldkette leased a ballroom in Detroit and his band Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra had great success, helping him forge a business empire acting as an agency for twenty orchestras & owning many dance halls.

Born : March 18, 1899 in Valenciennes, France.

Died : March 24, 1962 in Santa Barbara, California.

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