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Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964), known as "Big T" and "The Swingin' Gate", was a jazz trombonist, bandleader, composer, and vocalist, regarded as the "Father of Jazz Trombone".

Born in Vernon, Texas, his brothers Charlie and Clois "Cub" and his sister Norma also became noted professional musicians. Teagarden's father was an amateur brass band trumpeter and started young Jack on baritone horn; by age seven he had switched to trombone. He first heard jazz music… read more

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  • Avatar for mirusl
    Para mi fue uno de los mejores trombonistas de la buena época del Jazz, con la oquesta de Louis Armstrong, grandioso! OK?
  • Avatar for Cat_007
    Great Jack!
  • Avatar for CandisZucker
    LOVE HIM!
  • Avatar for Jamesismynamo
    Probably my favorite trombonist.
  • Avatar for SYL2Oh
    A musician between tradition and modernity, which also revealed a remarkable blues singer.
  • Avatar for zrsullivan
    Up there with Louis as a singer & improviser. I love this man.
  • Avatar for Jojobi
    Empty Shoutbox? I cant believe it..

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