Ziggy Elman

Harry Aaron Finkelman (May 26, 1914 – June 26, 1968), known professionally as Ziggy Elman, was an American jazz trumpeter associated with Benny Goodman, though he also led his group Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 26th, 1914 (Philadelphia), Died June 25th, 1968 (Van Nuys)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, director, composer, leader, songwriter

Notes: Often listed in Victor ledgers as Harry Finkelman or Ziggie Elman.

Recordings (Results 101-107 of 107 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-067938 10-in. 9/26/1941 The anniversary waltz Ken Curtis ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-Test-2435 10-in. 12/9/1936 Smoke dreams Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6034 2/2/1951 Sentimental music Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6035 2/2/1951 Silver moon Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6262 4/27/1951 Gone fishin' Louis Armstrong ; Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7519 12/31/1953 Moanin' low Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7520 12/31/1953 Takin' a chance on love Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 101-107 of 107 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Elman, Ziggy," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116528.

Elman, Ziggy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116528.

"Elman, Ziggy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116528


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