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Biography

Ben Bernie (Bernard Anzelevitz, May 30, 1891 – October 23, 1943) was an American jazz violinist and radio personality, often introduced as The Old Maestro. He was noted for his showmanship and memorable bits of snappy dialogue.

Bernie was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. By the age of 15 he was teaching violin, but this experience apparently diminished his interest in the violin for a time. He returned to music doing vaudeville, appearing with Phil Baker as Baker and Bernie, but he met with little success until 1922 when he joined his first orchestra. Read more...

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Video with Ben Bernie - Sweet Georgia Brown

Sweet Georgia Brown

Albums by Ben Bernie

Ben Bernie - Frank Potenza Quartet: The Legacy

Frank Potenza Quartet: The Legacy

Ben Bernie - Denver Brass: Misbehavin'

Denver Brass: Misbehavin'

Ben Bernie - Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 3

Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 3

Ben Bernie - From Here to There

From Here to There

Ben Bernie - Remembering Duke Ellington

Remembering Duke Ellington

Ben Bernie - Timothy Rhea Presents: Autumn Tubas, Vol. 2

Timothy Rhea Presents: Autumn Tubas, Vol. 2

Ben Bernie - This Is the Roaring '20s, Vol. 1

This Is the Roaring '20s, Vol. 1

Ben Bernie - Mike Magnelli & Friends

Mike Magnelli & Friends