Jan Savitt And His Orchestra

ABOUT

Jan Savitt (September 4, 1907 - October 4, 1948) was a bandleader, musical arranger, and violinist. Born Jacob Savetnick in Shumsk (then a part of the Russian Empire), he was a musical child prodigy who moved to Philadelphia at an early age.


Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Make-Believe Island (1940)
  • The Things I Love (1941)

Pop charts debut year: 1938

Years active: ca. late 1930s - 1940s

Genres: Jazz

Labels: Decca, Bluebird, Victor

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