Jean Goldkette Biography
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.