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George Orendorff

tr, 1906-1984 US, Atlanta
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. George Robert Orendorff

Trumpetist. b. 18 March 1906, Atlanta, GA d. June 1984, Los Angeles, CA Originally a guitar player and school mate of Wallace Bishop, Eddie South and Lionel Hampton at Wendell Phillips High School, he became a prominent jazz trumpet soloist on the 1920s Chicago scene. After a tour with the " Helen Dewey Show", he settled in Los Angeles and subsequently played with Paul Howard (11), Les Hite and Louis Armstrong. After his army service during WWII, he became a post officer and an official in the American Federation of Musicians, but also recorded on the West Coast Jazz and Rhythm and Blues scene and continued to play with Les Hite.

  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop

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