Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.

I want to help

Earle H. Hagen

Earle Hagen played trombone with the celebrated Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman big bands, and while with the Ray Noble Orchestra, composed one of the greatest standards of them all, “Harlem Nocturne.”

The Emmy Award-winning television composer who wrote the memorable theme music for The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy and other classic TV programs.

The precocious teenager, graduating from high school at only age 15, found himself within weeks of leaving school, playing trombone on tour under the baton of Jacques Renard, conductor for the top-rated Eddie Cantor Radio Show. He followed this with recording studio work and then toured with The California Collegians (a group featured in the film Roberta along with their star-to-be saxophone player, Fred MacMurray).

Read more


I Spy
I Spy



Support our sponsor

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY IT  

Premium Profiles

Ferit Odman Ferit Odman
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
Synia Carroll Synia Carroll
Ken Field Ken Field
sax, alto
William Mentz William Mentz
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Tommy Smith Tommy Smith
sax, tenor
Thomas Steffen Thomas Steffen
Harrison Goldberg Harrison Goldberg
Greg Poppleton Greg Poppleton
Tony Adamo Tony Adamo
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen

New Service For Musicians!

Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with Premium Musician Profile.