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Joe Venuti

(1903-1978)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Joe Venuti Marker
Inscription. "Father of Jazz Violin." Classically trained as a child, Venuti went to grade school here. He introduced new string techniques; worked with his close friend, guitarist Eddie Lang, 1921-33. Led own band, 1935-43; was on screen & radio. Major comeback in 1968.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.445′ N, 75° 9.35′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on 8th Street north of Fitzwater Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Cianfrani Park. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry L. Phillips (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eddie Lang (about 500 feet away); Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial (about 600 feet away); Octavious V. Catto (about 600 feet away); Robert Mara Adger (about 700 feet away); House of Industry (about 700 feet away); Institute For Colored Youth (about 700 feet away); South 9th Street Curb Market (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joe Venuti - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 18, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Joe Venuti Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Joe Venuti Marker

2. Joe Venuti - The Blue Room -YouTube. (Submitted on March 18, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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