Timme Rosenkrantz

Baron Timme Rosenkrantz (July 6, 1911 – August 11, 1969) was a Danish aristocrat, author and jazz enthusiast.

Rosenkrantz was an early supporter of African American jazz musicians and promoted many concerts and recordings. He also produced a 1938 session for the Victor label, assembling Rex Stewart, Don Byas, Russell Procope, Tyree Glenn, Jo Jones and others as Timme Rosenkrantz and His Barrelhouse Barons. His private 1944 acetates of Erroll Garner, which subsequently saw release on Blue Note and other labels, were the pianist's first recordings. Rosenkrantz organized the 1946 European tour of an all-star band led by Don Redman, the first American jazz group to visit Copenhagen and Stockholm after World War II. A man of great humor, Rosenkrantz wrote witty short stories and vignettes for a number of publications, including Esquire magazine.

His collection of jazz music (concentrated on the Swing Era) is placed in the Jazz collections at the University Library of Southern Denmark, Odense.

Before Timme died, he wrote down his memories in a Danish book and in several Danish and English articles. Fradley Garner, International Editor of Jersey Jazz and friend of Timme's, has translated and edited the Baron's memoirs for the English-speaking world. The resulting book, Harlem Jazz Adventures, is now available via the book's website at JazzBaron.com.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 6th, 1911 (Copenhagen), Died August 11th, 1969 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, songwriter, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023502 10-in. 5/27/1938 A wee bit of swing Barrelhouse Barons ; Timme Rosenkrantz Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor BS-023503 10-in. 5/27/1938 Is this to be my souvenir? Barrelhouse Barons ; Inez Cavanaugh ; Timme Rosenkrantz Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Victor BS-023504 10-in. 5/27/1938 When day is done Barrelhouse Barons ; Inez Cavanaugh ; Timme Rosenkrantz Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-023505 10-in. 5/27/1938 The song is ended Barrelhouse Barons ; Timme Rosenkrantz Jazz/dance band leader  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rosenkrantz, Timme," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106586.

Rosenkrantz, Timme. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106586.

"Rosenkrantz, Timme." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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