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Buddy Schutz

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Buddy Schutz (real name Adolph Schutz, b. November 23, 1914; † February 24, 2007[1]) was an American jazz drummer of the swing era and photographer.[2]

Life and work

Schutz, who was a professional musician from 1934,[2] first worked in various bands, such as the California Ramblers, with whom he made his first recordings, and also with Charlie Barnet, Frank Froeba, and Vincent Lopez,[3] before joining Benny Goodman’s orchestra in 1938. From 1939 to 1944 he played with Jimmy Dorsey; due to his skill and popularity, he was an endorser for the Ludwig drum company. After the big band era ended, he led his own band in Los Angeles.[4] In 1952 he was part of Artie Shaw’s Gramercy Five and participated in their recordings with Connee Boswell. In jazz, he was involved in 147 recording sessions between 1937 and 1952.[5] He also worked as a photographer, making portraits of film actors and musicians.[2] His photo collection has been housed at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University in Newark since 2007.[6]

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  1. Vital data
  2. a b c Obituary at Music Union Local 802
  3. Arthur Rollini: Thirty Years with the Big Bands 1987, p. 65
  4. William Frederick Ludwig The Making of a Drum Company : The Autobiography of William F. Ludwig II. Alma, MI : Rebeats Publications, 2001, pp. 39 and 45
  5. Tom Lord: The Jazz Discography (online, retrieved 30 November 2016)
  6. Jersey Jazz. Journal of the New Jersey Jazz Society(Memento of the Originals march 3, 2016 on the Internet Archive) Info:The archive linkwas automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check original and archive link according to instructions and then remove this notice.@1@2Template:Webachiv/IABot/www.njjs.org 25(8) 2007, p. 21