Lawrence Joseph Elgart was an American jazz bandleader. With his brother Les, he recorded “Bandstand Boogie”, the theme to the long-running dance show American Bandstand.
|Birth name:||Lawrence Joseph Elgart|
|Born:||March 20, 1922, New London, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Died:||August 29, 2017, Longboat Key, Florida, U.S.|
|Associated acts:||Les Elgart|
|IMDb:||Larry Elgart’s IMDb|
About Larry Elgart
Saxophonist who recorded the American Bandstand theme “Bandstand Boogie” and appeared on more than thirty albums over the course of his career.
He played with many jazz ensembles as a young man and collaborated with his brother who was also a musician.
He dabbled in avant-garde jazz, recording tracks such as “Impressions of Outer Space” and “Music for Barefoot Ballerinas.”
Both of Elgart’s parents were pianists.
Elgart and his brother hired Nelson Riddle to participate in their ensemble.
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