Larry Elgart (Saxophonist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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.
Genres: Jazz
Occupation(s): Musician, bandleader
Instruments: Alto saxophone
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.

Before Fame

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.”

Family Life

Both of Elgart’s parents were pianists.


Elgart and his brother hired Nelson Riddle to participate in their ensemble.

Information related to Larry Elgart

  • American jazz alto saxophonists
  • American jazz bandleaders
  • RCA Victor artists

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Latest information about Larry Elgart updated on August 28, 2020.

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