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Chuck Wayne

Jazz Guitarist
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Born Feb 27, 1923

Chuck Wayne was a jazz guitarist who came to prominence in the 1940s. He is best known for his work with Woody Herman's First Herd, and for being the first guitarist in the George Shearing quintet. He also was Tony Bennett's music director and accompanist from 1954-1957.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1923 Birth Wayne was born Charles Jagelka in New York City on 27 February 1923 to a Czechoslovakian family. … Read More

TWENTIES

1944 21 Years Old After serving two years in the Army, he joined Joe Marsala's band at The Hickory House in 1944. … Read More
1946 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Wayne replaced guitarist Billy Bauer in the Herman First Herd in 1946. … Read More

FORTIES

1963 40 Years Old Wayne made a famously unpopular album of banjo jazz in 1963. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1997 75 Years Old …  He died on 29 July 1997. … Read More
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