Tex Beneke, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Tex Beneke

American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader

Date of Birth: 12-Feb-1914

Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Date of Death: 30-May-2000

Profession: conductor, singer, bandleader, saxophonist, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Tex Beneke

  • Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke (February 12, 1914 – May 30, 2000) was an American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader.
  • His career is a history of associations with bandleader Glenn Miller and former musicians and singers who worked with Miller.
  • His band is also associated with the careers of Eydie Gormé, Henry Mancini and Ronnie Deauville.
  • Beneke also solos on the recording the Glenn Miller Orchestra made of their popular song "In The Mood" and sings on another popular Glenn Miller recording, "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
  • Jazz critic Will Friedwald considers Beneke to be one of the major blues singers who sang with the big bands of the early 1940s.

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