Jean Goldkette

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 ...more

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