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Rex Stewart Net Worth

Rex Stewart Net Worth is
$4 Million

Rex Stewart Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Rex William Stewart (22 February 1907 – 7 September 1967) was an American jazz cornetist best remembered for his work with the Duke Ellington orchestra.After stints with Elmer Snowden, Fletcher Henderson, Horace Henderson, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and Luis Russell, Stewart joined the Ellington band in 1934, replacing Freddie Jenkins. Ellington arranged many of his pieces to showcase Stewart's half-valve effects, muted sound, and forceful style.Stewart co-wrote "Boy Meets Horn" and "Morning Glory" while with Ellington, and frequently supervised outside recording sessions by members of the Ellington band. After eleven years Stewart left to lead his own groups - " little swing bands, that were a perfect setting for his solo playing." He also toured Europe and Australia with Jazz at the Philharmonic from 1947 to 1951. From the early 1950s on he worked in radio and television and published highly regarded jazz criticism. The book Jazz Masters of the Thirties is a selection of his criticism.Rex also wrote for Playboy, Down Beat and several other publications during his life. He lived in upstate New York after purchasing a 100+ year old farmhouse. He hosted a jazz radio program in Troy, New York and owned a small restaurant for a very short time near a drag racing stadium in Vermont. While living in France, he attended the Cordon Bleu school of cooking and dedicated his life to being a fine cook.Stewart moved to Los Angeles, California to be near his three children - Rex Jr., Helena and Regina. His other son Paul Albert Hardy lived in New York City. While in Los Angeles he re-connected to many of the Ellington side-men who lived there and played a lot of "jam" sessions in clubs in the Los Angeles area. Rex was also one of the regular studio musicians seen on the Steve Allen TV show. He hosted and coproduced (with George Cole) two radio shows about jazz music from his era, Dixieland Doings and Things Aint What They Used To Be.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1907
Died1967-09-07
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
ProfessionActor, Music Department
Star SignPisces
#Fact
1Cornet player, a master of the half valve style. Later in life, became a disc jockey (station WROW in Albany, New York) and teacher of jazz history. Prominent member of the famous Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1934 to 1945, subsequently led own groups as well as prolific output as a soloist.
2Cornetist.
3Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1994.
4Jazz musician.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Syncopation1942King Jeffers (uncredited)
Hellzapoppin'1941Trumpet Specialty (uncredited)

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rendez-vous de juillet1949musician: trumpet

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Notebook2004performer: "Diga Diga Doo" - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Whole Scene Going1966TV SeriesHimself
The Seven Lively Arts1957TV SeriesHimself - Trumpeter with Red Allen
Rendez-vous de juillet1949Himself
Jam Session1942ShortHimself - Trumpet

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Great Day in Harlem1994DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

Known for movies


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