Nat Gonella by Ron Brown
A Life in Jazz

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This book tells the story of a remarkable jazz trumpeter. It recounts the wonderful years with the bands of Billy Cotton, Roy Fox, and Lew Stone, the creation of Nat's famous Georgians and his appearances with Gracie Fields, Max Miller and Fats Waller. A moving insight into the ups and downs of a man's life and his star qualities and resilient personality, this is also the story of a highly innovative British musician whose career spanned four decades of the twentieth century.
'a book surely destined for the bookshelf of every jazz and dance band enthusiast.' - Portsmouth Journal
'For a Cockney brought up in an orphanage, Nat Gonella had a remarkable feeling for American jazz, a quality that lifted him from the ranks of thirties dance band players - a fascinating book'. - the Sunday Express.


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Published January 1, 1999 by Northway Publications. 206 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction