Gene Norman(2)

November 08, 2016

Photo from LA Radio.com

Photo from LA Radio.com

Gene Norman was jazz impresario and radio disc jockey and jazz label president.

He was born 30. Jan. 1922 in Brooklyn, New York.

He began his professional life as a disc jockey.

After relocating to Los Angeles in the 1940s, he became a popular jazz disc jockey on various local stations.

While working of disc Jockey, he organized live jazz concerts on local stages.

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He promoted a historic jazz concerts with Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie and Shorty Rogers.

Their concerts were held at at the Shrine and the Civic Center and the Hollywood Bowl.

He also hosted jazz programs on local television,”The Gene Norman Show”.

I found an interesting wabsite.GO here

Here is Gene Norman’s “Just Jazz” Concert play “Blue Lou”(featuring Wardell Gray and Errol Garner).

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