Kern, Jerome

Period: Early 20th Century

Born: Tuesday, January 27, 1885 in New York, New York (USA)

Died: Sunday, November 11, 1945 in New York, New York (USA)

Nation of Origin: United States

Major Works:
Broadway Musicals:
Showboat (1927)

  • Can't Help Lovin' dat Man of Mine
  • Ol' Man River
Roberta (1933)
  • Smoke Gets in your Eyes
Songs which have become jazz standards:
  • A Fine Romance
  • All The Things You Are
  • Dearly Beloved
  • The Last Time I Saw Paris

Other Information:

General Bibliography:
Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186

Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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Biographical essay from Wikipedia
Joel Bernstein's essay on Kern

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