Austin High School Gang
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:
- Jimmy McPartland - cornet
- Dick McPartland - banjo, guitar
- Frank Teschemacher - clarinet
- Bud Freeman - tenor saxophone
- Jim Lanigan - string bass, tuba
- Dave North - piano
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).