(1913 – 1981)
Carmen Mastren (born Carmen Mastandrea, 6 October 1913 – 31 March 1981) was an American jazz guitarist, banjoist and violinist born in Cohoes, New York. Mastren is best remembered for his work from 1936–1941 with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra as a guitarist.
Mastren went professional as a musician in 1934 when he joined the Wingy Manone and Joe Marsala band. Mastren worked with a variety of musicians during his career, including Raymond Scott, Ray McKinley and Mel Powell. In the… read more
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