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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)

Listen:

As trombone player 1925

Ellis Stratakos and His Hotel Jung Orchestra 1929

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