Henry Beau (Henry J. Beau)

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Calvary, Wisconsin, USA
Composer, arranger and musician, he was educated in high school, and was one of nine children in the family who toured with a professional orchestra. He was a musician with the orchestras of Red Nichols, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Ray Noble, John Scott Trotter, and Paul Weston. He arranged for and performed with radio and recording orchestras, and arranged for Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour, Frank Sinatra, Giselle MacKenzie, Frankie Laine, Dinah Shore, and Doris Day. Joining ASCAP in 1954, his chief musical collaborators include Axel Stordahl, Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour, and Red Nichols. Read more...