Jack Teagarden: Age 58 | Cause Of Death: POOR MAINTENANCE

(b. Weldon L. Teagarden, 29 August 1905, Vernon, Texas, USA, d. 15 January 1964)

“I play pretty; Jackson Teagarden plays great!” — Tommy Dorsey
In late 1933, he signed a five-year contract with Paul Whiteman Orchestra . After leaving Whiteman in 1939 Jack Teagarden put together a big band that would continue to play until 1946. From 1947 to 1951 he was a sideman with the Louis 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 the Far East during 1958-59, teamed up one last time with Eddie Condon for a television show/recording session in 1961.  He died from pneumonia in New Orleans in 1964.