Red Nichols (Composer and Musician), born on May 8, 1905 in Ogden, Utah, USA. Red Nichols's age 113 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Taurus, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Red Nichols?
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What happened to Red Nichols?
He continued working mostly in the Los Angeles area with his Five Pennies, performing the music he most enjoyed. Red Nichols died unexpectedly from a heart attack on June 28, 1965 at the age of 60.
What happened to Red Nichols daughter Dorothy?
Dorothy is the daughter of Loring “Red” Nichols (played by Danny Kaye) is a cornet player. He forms a band, but as their popularity peaks, his young daughter Dorothy contracts polio and they leave the music business.
Who were Red Nichols Five Pennies?
Red Nichols’ Five Pennies Left to right: Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, Arthur Schutt, Vic Berton, Miff Mole, Eddie Lang. The band’s style was often called “Chamber Jazz” by critics and for what it lacked in hot intensity it made up for with a cool somewhat detached, yet urban and sophisticated sound.
Is The Five Pennies a true story?
In this film based on a true story, Red Nichols (Danny Kaye) moves from his small town to New York City to become a jazz musician.
Ernest Loring “Red” Nichols was an American jazz cornettist, composer, and jazz bandleader. Over his long career, Nichols recorded in a wide variety of musical styles, and critic Steve Leggett describes him as “an expert cornet player, a solid improviser, and apparently a workaholic, since he is rumored to have appeared on over 4,000 recordings during the 1920s alone.” Nichols was born on May 8, 1905 in Ogden, Utah, United States. His father was a college music professor, and Nichols was a child prodigy, because by twelve he was already playing difficult set pieces for his father’s brass band. Young Nichols heard the early recordings of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, and later those of Bix Beiderbecke, and these had a strong influence on the young cornet player. His style became polished, clean and incisive. In the early 1920s, Nichols moved to the Midwest and joined a band called The Syncopating Seven. When that band broke up he joined the Johnny Johnson Orchestra and went with it to New York City in 1923. New York would remain his base for years thereafter.Read Full Biography Wikipedia