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Sam Weiss

Drummer Sam Weiss played in NY with some of the most prominent jazz music artists from the ’30s and early ’40s, including Louis Armstrong, Adrian Rollini, Wingy Manone, Miff Mole, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Tommy Dorsey. He also caused Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, Louis Prima, and Erskine Hawkins, amongst others. After shifting to California in 1945 Weiss led his very own effective orchestra and proved helpful freelance. Weiss led rings through the entire ’60s, and in addition worked in tv; his TV function included appearances for the Jack Benny Plan in 1961 and 1964.

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