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Max Jaffa

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b. 28 Dec 1911, London, Britain, d. 30 July 1991, London, Britain. A classically educated violinist, motivated and inspired by Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Kreisler, who acquired an extended and successful profession in British well-known music. Born right into a nonmusical family members, Jaffa’s father provided him using a violin on his 6th birthday. At age nine he produced his initial concert appearance on the Palace Pier Theater, Brighton, and afterwards studied on the Guildhall College Of Music. To dietary supplement his income, he produced a trio to try out for silent films. When he was 17 yrs . old, he proved helpful on the Piccadilly Resort in London and, throughout a five-year stay, shaped his Salon Orchestra, which produced its first transmit from the resort in August 1929. Afterwards that season he premiered for a period to be the youngest ever head from the Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and continued a concert tour of Scotland with Joseph Hislop. During Globe Battle II, Jaffa flew using the Royal Surroundings Force, and soon after discovered that he was bodily unable to enjoy the violin. After reverting to the fundamentals of the device, assisted by one of is own first tutors, he became a member of the Mantovani Orchestra, ultimately becoming its head, and performed on the initial version from the 1951 multi-million-selling record of ‘Charmaine’. For this period, Jaffa’s ending up in cellist Reginald Kilbey and pianist Jack port Byfield resulted in the forming of the renowned Potential Jaffa Trio. It had been a specialist association long lasting over 30 years. For 27 years, from 1959-86, Potential Jaffa offered as musical movie director at Scarborough in Yorkshire, performing the Health spa Orchestra in two concerts per day, through the 17-week summer months. His wife, contralto Jean Grayston, was a normal guest musician. A prolific broadcaster, his radio and tv programs included Music At Ten, Music WOMAN Pleasure, Melody On Strings, Potential Jaffa Trio, as well as the long-running, affectionately appreciated Grand Resort, where he presided on the Hand Courtroom Orchestra. A film he manufactured in 1959, entitled Music With Potential Jaffa, was billed intriguingly as: ‘Musical: Violin, Music and Sword Dance ’. His honours included the Silver Medal and Primary’s Prize from your Guildhall College of Music, the Independence of Scarborough, as well as the OBE, which he received in 1982 for solutions to music. Following a profession enduring 70 years, he announced his pension in 1990. A funny and enlightened attitude alive and music was shown in his autobiography, that was released in 1991.

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Full Name Max Jaffa
Died July 30, 1991, London, United Kingdom
Education Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Music Songs Beautiful Dreamer, Forgotten Dreams, The Lark In The Clear Air, Dearly Beloved, I'll See You In My Dreams, She's My Lovely, Roumanian Songs And Dances, Enough Sadness And Tears, You Made Me Love You, The Vagabond King Selection, Waltzing In The Clouds, The Great Waltz Selection, Heart Of Paris, The Last Rose Of Summer, Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair, You've Done Something To My Heart, Rose Of England, Czardas from Countess Maritza, Dobra Dobra, On Wings Of Song, Hungarian Dance No. 5, Gypsy Idyll, Fantasy Of Nursery Rhyme Tunes, Black Eyes, Souvenir D'Ukraine, Where My Caravan Has Rested, Roses From the South / Melodies of Britain, The Countess Maritza, O for the Wings of a Dove, We'll Gather Lilacs, Valse Romantique, Eighteenth Variation
Albums Max Jaffa Trio, Palm Court Concert, Melodies You Love, Music for Your Pleasure, I'll See You In My Dreams, Gypsy Magic, Relax With the Music of Max Jaffa


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1 Awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1982 Queen's New Year Honours for his services to music.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Margin 1966 TV Series
Here's Harry 1963 TV Series
Pantomania, or Dick Whittington 1956 TV Movie Max Jaffa Trio

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Look Here 1958 TV Mini-Series violinist
The Square 1957 Short performer: theme music
Festival of British Popular Songs 1956 TV Series musical director - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Look Here 1958 TV Mini-Series script - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Look Here 1958 TV Mini-Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wogan 1987 TV Series
Looks Familiar 1978 TV Series Himself
Stars on Sunday 1971 TV Series Himself
Holiday Startime Special 1970 TV Movie Himself
Max 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
Moira Anderson Sings 1968 TV Series Himself
The Kathy Kirby Show 1964 TV Series Themselves - Guests
Holliday at Home 1963 TV Series Himself
Ask Anne 1961 TV Series Himself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1961 TV Series Themselves
Be My Guest 1959-1961 TV Series Themselves / Himself
Music with Max Jaffa 1959 Short Himself
Make Mine Music 1959 TV Series Himself
Vera Lynn Sings 1959 TV Series Himself
Gala Opening 1959 TV Movie Themselves (as The Max Jaffa Trio)
Music for You 1959 TV Series Himself
Look Here 1958 TV Mini-Series Himself - Presenter
The Ted Ray Show 1958 TV Series Themselves
Closing Night 1957 TV Movie Themselves (as The Max Jaffa Trio)
Variety Incorporated 1957 TV Series Themselves
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z 1957 TV Series Himself
Festival of British Popular Songs 1956 TV Series Himself / Themselves
This Is Show Business 1954 TV Series Himself

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