Jan Garber & His Orchestra
Jan Garber and His Orchestra
Jan Garber (The Idol of the Air Lanes) and His Orchestra
- November 5, 1894
- October 5, 1977
- United States
- Jazz and dance music bandleader. He started his first band, a quartet, in 1918, and played violin in it. During the 1920s he formed the Garber-Davis Orchestra in Atlanta with pianist Milton Davis playing mostly in the southern US. In 1927 he moved the band to Chicago and met Canadian bandleader and saxophonist Freddie Large. He took over Large's band, playing violin as leader, and played in Chicago and the midwest. While performing at the Trianon he received national attention when the shows were broadcast live over radio. An announcer called Garber "The Idol of the Airwaves".
Milton Davis Garber-Davis Orchestra