Joe Venuti

Giuseppe “Joe” Venuti is widely regarded as the first great jazz violinist. Born to Italian parents who immigrated to the States; he learned classical violin as a child, the fruits of which can be clearly seen in his exciting melodic and rhythmic technique. At school in Philadelphia in 1913 he met guitarist Eddie Lang; and they started playing together, at first playing polkas, inventing and trading variations, quickly moving into jazz. It was a fortuitous and rewarding partnership. From 1926 to 33 they made many recordings, in a variety of small band line-ups, becoming internationally famous, not least because the novelty of the guitar/violin combination.

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Albums

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Original Recordings...
Kedar Entertainment Group
2002
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Joe & Zoot & More
Joe & Zoot & More
Chiaroscuro Records
2002
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Doin' Things
Kedar Entertainment Group
1984
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Los Grandes Del Jazz...
Kedar Entertainment Group
1981
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Hot Swing Fiddler -...
Kedar Entertainment Group
1981
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I Grandi Del Jazz
Kedar Entertainment Group
1979
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