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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Ellis Stratakos, Trombone; Early Dance Band Jazz; Ellis Stratakos Hotel Jung Orchestra

A new name to me. Any more biographical details?

STRATAKOS, Ellis - Trombone
1904, Dec 1 - 1961, Jan 25

"Played with Tony Parenti and Johnny Wiggs. Led his own band, the Ellis Stratakos Orchestra at the Jung Hotel Roof in the late 1920s-early 30s, with notables such as Irving Fazola, Louis Prima, Frank Frederico, etc. in the line-up at various times. He was also popular with dancers along the Gulf Coast resorts". Source website (research and compilation by Jasper van Pelt)


As trombone player 1925

Ellis Stratakos and His Hotel Jung Orchestra 1929

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