John Graas

John Graas (March 14, 1917 – April 13, 1962) was an American jazz French horn player, composer, and arranger from the 1940s through 1962. He had a short but busy career on the West Coast, and became known as a pioneer of the French horn in jazz.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 14, 1924 (Dubuque), Died April 13, 1962 (Van Nuys)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: French horn, arranger

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Recordings (Results 51-63 of 63 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 10552 9/24/1957 Let's fall in love John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10553 9/24/1957 Inch worm John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10554 9/24/1957 You and the night and the music John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10809 10/31/1958 Carioca Jack Kane Orchestra instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10810 10/31/1958 Some of these days Jack Kane Orchestra instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10811 10/31/1958 I'm getting sentimental over you Jack Kane Orchestra instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10812 10/31/1958 Poor butterfly Jack Kane Orchestra instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11039 6/30/1958 In your private eye Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11040 6/30/1958 The tattooed street car named baby Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11041 6/30/1958 The cool tin roof story Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11042 6/30/1958 Under the blowtop Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11043 6/30/1958 The man with the golden embouchure Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11044 6/30/1958 Scotland yardbird Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
(Results 51-63 of 63 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Graas, John," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203926.

Graas, John. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203926.

"Graas, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203926

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