Trombonist Jack Teagarden was a mainstay of late 1920s New York Jazz scene. He was also one of the best White Jazz singers, particularly when he sang the Blues on songs like Makin' Friends. He recorded frequently with many groups that included Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra, Eddie Condon , Red Nichols and Louis Armstrong. In late 1933, he signed a five-year contract with Paul Whiteman Orchestra . After leaving Whiteman in 1939 Jack Teagarden put together a big band that would continue to play until 1946. From 1947 to 1951 he was a sideman with the Louis Armstrong's All-Stars. After leaving Armstrong , Teagarden led a Dixieland sextet throughout the remainder of his career, playing with such talented musicians as Jimmy McPartland , and (during a 1957 European tour) pianist Earl Hines. Teagarden toured the Far East during 1958-59, teamed up one last time with Eddie Condon for a television show/recording session in 1961 . He died from pneumonia in New Orleans in 1964.

Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra The Three T's Jack Teagarden's Big Eight

Title Director Year
Thanks a Million Roy Del Ruth 1935
Hoagy Carmichael John Murray Anderson 1939
Birth of the Blues Victor Schertzinger 1941
Hi, Good Lookin' Edward C. Lilley 1944
Twilight on the Prairie Jean Yarbrough 1944
The Strip Leslie Kardos 1951
Glory Alley Raoul Walsh 1952
The Glass Wall Maxwell Shane 1953
Jazz on a Summer's Day Bert Stern 1959

Jack Teagarden; The Story Of A Jazz Maverick by Jay Smith and Len Guttridge , Da Capo Press, 1960
Jack Teagarden's Music - His Career and Recordings by Walter C. Allen, Jazz Monograph, 1960