Nat Jaffe

Nat Jaffe (January 1, 1918 – August 5, 1945) was an American swing jazz pianist. He was married to singer Shirley Lloyd.

Jaffe lived in Berlin from 1921 to 1932, where he received classical training on piano. Upon his return to the U.S., he began playing jazz music, working with Noel Francis, the Emery Deutsch Orchestra, and as a soloist on 52nd Street. In the late 1930s he played with Jan Savitt, Joe Marsala and Billie Holiday, and recorded with Louis Armstrong (1938), Charlie Barnet (1938–39) and Jack Teagarden (1940). He led his own trio in the early 1940s and recorded in 1945 with Sarah Vaughan.

Jaffe died in 1945 as a result of complications from high blood pressure at the age of 27.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1918 (New York City), Died August 5th, 1945 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1969

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-031536 10-in. 1/20/1939 I get along without you very well (Except sometimes) Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-031537 10-in. 1/20/1939 I'm prayin' humble Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-031538 10-in. 1/20/1939 Tin roof blues Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-031539 10-in. 1/20/1939 Knockin' at the famous door Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-033901 10-in. 2/24/1939 The gal from Joe's Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-033902 10-in. 2/24/1939 Where can she be? Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-033903 10-in. 2/24/1939 Jump session Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-033904 10-in. 2/24/1939 I wouldn't give that for love Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-033905 10-in. 2/24/1939 A new moon and an old serenade Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-033906 10-in. 2/24/1939 Swing Street strut Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63911 10-in. 6/4/1938 Says my heart The Andrews Sisters instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63912 10-in. 6/4/1938 Oh ! Ma-Ma ! The Andrews Sisters instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63913 10-in. 6/4/1938 Pagan love song The Andrews Sisters instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63914 10-in. 6/4/1938 I married an angel The Andrews Sisters instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63915 10-in. 6/4/1938 Oh! Faithless maid The Andrews Sisters instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63916 10-in. 6/4/1938 From the land of the sky-blue water The Andrews Sisters instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63917 10-in. 6/4/1938 Ferdinand the bull The Andrews Sisters instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64227 10-in. 6/24/1938 Naturally Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64228 10-in. 6/24/1938 I've got a pocketful of dreams Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64229 10-in. 6/24/1938 I can't give you anything but love Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64230 10-in. 6/23/1938 Ain't misbehavin' Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68528 10-in. 1/1/1941 Liebestraum (Liszt) Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68529 10-in. 1/1/1941 Nocturne in E flat major, Op.9 No.2 (Chopin) Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68530 10-in. 1/1/1941 The young prince and the young princess (Rimsky-Korsakov) Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68531 10-in. 1/1/1941 Meditation (Thais) (Massenet) Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jaffe, Nat," accessed July 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111516.

Jaffe, Nat. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111516.

"Jaffe, Nat." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111516

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