Bill Rank

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Bill Rank
Birth nameBill Rank
BornJune 8, 1904
OriginIndianaLafayette, Indiana
DiedMay 20, 1979 (aged 74)
Associated actsBix Beiderbecke, Jean Goldkette

Bill Rank (June 8, 1904 – May 20, 1979) was an American jazz trombonist.

Born in Lafayette, Indiana, he was best known for his work in the Jean Goldkette orchestra of the late 1920s alongside Bix Beiderbecke in small groups and with Paul Whiteman until 1938.

He was a member of the WLW radio staff orchestra in Cincinnati from 1942 to 1947 and led a local Dixieland group called the Over The Hill Gang. Rank also recorded and performed with Dick Sudhalter.[citation needed]

Select discography[edit]

As bandleader

  • Bix's Gang Lives (Fat Cat's Jazz)

With Bix Beiderbecke