Movie Stars and Jazz- Buster Keaton + Chico Marx
- I just uploaded 2 pictures of Movie Stars connections with jazz bands-
One is Buster Keaton playing a saxophone with Abe Lyman's Band and the
other is Chico Marx fronting the Ben Pollack Orchestra- Interesting.-
The Lyman-Buster Keaton picture didn't upload too clearly- If you want
me to send you a clearer scan of the pic e-mail me and i will send it
back by return e-mail- Linda
- Buster Keaton's mother, Myra Keaton, maybe has been the first white woman
who played a saxophone professionally in the jazz history.
Around the end of 19th Century she played cornet, saxophone, piano and
other brass instruments on vaudeville circuits.