Austin High School Gang

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The Austin High Gang was the name given to a young group of young, white musicians from the west side of Chicago, near Austin High School, who rose to prominence as originators of the Chicago style of jazz in the 1920s.

The members of the Austin High Gang were:

Close associates of the Austin High Gang included Eddie Condon (banjo, guitar), Dave Tough, George Wettling and Gene Krupa (drums), Floyd O'Brien (trombone), Muggsy Spanier (cornet), Mezz Mezzrow, Benny Goodman and Rod Cless (clarinet and saxes), Joe Sullivan, Jess Stacy, Art Hodes, Frank Melrose (piano) and Red McKenzie (vocals, comb-and-paper, and recording session organizer).

External links[edit]

Edward, Charles (1939). "The Austin High Gang". Brace & Company - New York. Archived from the original on 20 March 2006. Retrieved 2006-03-27. 

Wang, Richard A. "Austin High Gang". Archived from the original on 7 March 2006. Retrieved 2006-03-27.