Jerry Jerome (saxophonist)

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Jerry Jerome (19 June 1912, in Brooklyn – 17 November 2001) was an American jazz and Big Band musician, a tenor saxophonist.[1][2] He played with Glenn Miller and Red Norvo, then Benny Goodman from 1938 to 1940, and Artie Shaw.


Jerry "Buck" Jerome was born in Brooklyn and began playing the saxophone in high school in Plainfield, N.J.

He was part of a national tour in 1936 with bandleader Harry Reser and his Clicquot Club Eskimos. He joined Glenn Miller's original orchestra in 1937 and was a member until it broke up in 1938. He played on the Glenn Miller recording "Doin' the Jive" in which in soloed. He then joined the Red Norvo band. He joined the Benny Goodman orchestra in 1938.

When Goodman broke up his band in 1940, he joined the Artie Shaw orchestra. While with Shaw he appeared in the 1940 film Second Chorus starring Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith.


  • The Jerry Jerome Trio (Vantage, 1944) with Teddy Wilson and Cozy Cole
  • Something Old, Something New (Arbors, 1939–1996)
  • Something Borrowed, Something Blue (Arbors, 1939–2001)
  • Boca Raton Florida May 19, 1998 (Jazz Nite, 1998)


  1. ^ Texan Jazz Dave Oliphant - 1996- p198 "a member of Goodman's band, tenor saxophonist Jerry Jerome,"
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times Jerry Jerome, 89; Sax Soloist With Big Bands

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