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Benny Anello

The grandfather of jazz guitarist and Cexton Information founder John Anello, Jr. and the daddy of big-band saxophonist/vocalist Dr. John Anello, Sr. (aka Doc Anello), Benny Anello was a jazz drummer who got a regional pursuing around New York/North NJ in the 1920s. Delivered Bastiani Anello in Vida, Sicily in 1901, he shifted to the eastern U.S. when he was 11 in 1912 and moved into via Ellis Isle. Although Italian was his indigenous language, Anello shortly became fluent in British. His dad, Giovanni Anello, was a carriage machine and blacksmith who needed him to check out in his footsteps, however when Benny began learning the drums, he understood he wanted a profession in music. In 1920, he founded an eight-member music group known as Benny & the Heaven Serenaders, which obtained a pursuing playing dances, celebrations, weddings, and night clubs around Newark, NJ, and continued to become regular headliner on the well-known Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. The Serenaders’ Roseland shows had been broadcast on New York’s WOR radio, but sadly, it’s doubtful that some of them had been recorded. Following the delivery of Doc Anello in 1927, Anello quit the music business and visited work for the town of Newark as a car mechanic. non-etheless, the drummer do everything he could to encourage his son’s desire for music, so when Doc Anello began a swing music group at 19, Benny became one of is own managers. Benny is at his early eighties when he passed on in NEVADA in 1982. A $2000 inheritance visited his grandson John Anello, Jr., who utilized that money to start out the jazz-oriented Cexton Information in 1984.

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