Trombonist Jack Teagarden was a mainstay of late 1920s New York Jazz scene. He was also one of the best White Jazz singers, particularly when he sang the Blues on songs likeMaking Friends. He recorded frequently with many groups that included Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra,Eddie Condon, Red Nichols andLouis Armstrong. In late 1933, he signed a five-year contract with Paul Whiteman Orchestra. After leaving Whitemanin 1939 Jack Teagarden put together a big band that would continue to play until 1946.
From 1947 to 1951 he was a sideman with theLouis Armstrong's All-Stars. After leaving Armstrong, Teagarden led a Dixieland sextet throughout the remainder of his career, playing with such talented musicians as Jimmy McPartland, and (during a 1957 European tour) pianist Earl Hines. Teagarden toured theFar Eastduring 1958-59, teamed up one last time withEddie Condon for a television show/recording session in 1961 . He died from pneumonia inNew Orleansin 1964.