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Jane Jarvis

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Identification of pianist Jane Jarvis’ abilities offers certainly come later in lifestyle; she didn’t record her debut being a head until she was 70 and didn’t become more well known until ten years afterwards! Ironically she have been a tiny kid prodigy and she done an area radio place in Gary, Indiana as an accompanist throughout a children’s plan at age group 12. When she was 13 her parents passed away in a teach crash. That same season Jarvis became an employee pianist at WJKS-WIND Chicago where she acquired possibilities to accompany (amongst others) Ethel Waters, Sophie Tucker and Paul Whiteman’s music group. Often hard-working, Jarvis ultimately obtained a B.S. from Speed University (she went to five different conservatories on the way) and she was quite energetic in music (while rearing two kids) through the entire Midwest. Furthermore to focusing on radio place WTMJ, Jarvis acquired possibilities to play with such going to jazz superstars as Eddie South, Billy Butterfield and Maxine Sullivan. She proved helpful for 18 years on the Muzak company, eventually getting Vice Leader. She also performed organ regularly within the 1950’s for the Milwaukee Braves house games, chasing it up using a longtime association (1964-79) because the NY Mets’ organist. Through the same period that she caused the Metz as well as for Muzak, Jarvis performed occasionally in NY night clubs with such players as Roy Eldridge, Helen Humes, Richie Kamuca and Ruby Braff. After retiring like a football organist, Jarvis finally became a fulltime jazz pianist, playing for a long period at Zinno’s (a Greenwich Town cafe) with Milt Hinton. Jane Jarvis documented two albums for Audiophile (1985 and 1988) and something for Arbors (1995), getting some recognition on her behalf use the Statesmen of Jazz (beginning in 1984) with whom she also documented. She’s also began an annual jazz party/celebration known as the Jane Jarvis Jazz Invitational kept each November in Florida. A good mainstream pianist, Jarvis acquired managed to preserve both her passion and feeling of golf swing into her 80’s.

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Full Name Jane Jarvis
Date Of Birth October 31, 1915
Died January 25, 2010, Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Profession Jazz Pianist
Nationality American
Music Songs Cut Glass, I'll Never Be the Same, The Bounder, Alabaster, I Hear a Rhapsody, Where or When, One Good Turn, My Funny Valentine, How Long Has This Been Going on?, Mountain Greenery, Bali Hai, After Twelve O'Clock, I Remember You, S'Posin, Mood Indigo, For Jess, When Your Lover Has Gone, Clark's Bars, So Beats My Heart for You, I Let a Song Go out of My Heart, Take the "A" Train, In Love in Vain, Love for Sale, To Duke, Kisse, In a Sentimental Mood, It Don't Mean a Thing, Satin Doll, Medley: Rose Room / In a Mellow Tone, Ceah, The Wizard, C Jam Blues, I wich I knew
Albums Atlantic-pacific, Jane Jarvis Jams, The Jane Jarvis L.A. Quartet, Jane and Jay at Duke's Place, Jane Jarvis Trio - Cut Glass


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1 She was the only child of Charles and Luella Nosett who were killed in a road accident when she was only 13.
2 She was married and divorced three times.
3 She is survived by her son, Brian, and daughter, Jeanne, and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
4 She began her career as a jazz pianist at 11 years old on a radio show in Gary, Indiana and became a house pianist for a radio station in Chicago at 13 where she accompanied Ethel Waters and Sophie Tucker.
5 In 1954, she was playing piano and organ at nightclubs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when she was approached by the newly transplanted Braves to be an organist which she accepted.
6 She was the organist at Shea Stadium for the New York Mets from 1964 until 1979 and worked a day job at the Muzak Corporation from 1963 until 1978 from a clerk to Vice President in charge of programming and recording elevator music.
7 In the 1980s, she was a regular fixture at the Zinno restaurant nightclub and restaurant in West Village, New York City.
8 She lived at the Lillian Booth Actors' Home in Englewood, New Jersey from 2008 until her death.


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Radio Days 1987 Dance Palace Musician

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