Georgie Auld, c. August 1947
|Born||May 19, 1919|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||January 8, 1990 (aged 70)|
Palm Springs, California, United States
|Labels||Roost, Apollo, Coral, EmArcy, Xanadu, Paramount, Discovery, Jasmine|
Auld was most noteworthy for his work with Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Erroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Porcino, Billy Eckstine, Tiny Kahn, Frank Rosolino, and many others. Primarily a swing saxophonist, he did many big band stints in his career, and led several big bands, including Georgie Auld and His Orchestra and Georgie Auld and His Hollywood All Stars. Auld also played some rock´n roll working for Alan Freed in 1959.
In 1949, Auld played Carl in The Rat Race in the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway. In 1952, he had a small part in the film The Marrying Kind. In 1977 he played a bandleader in the motion picture New York, New York, starring Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro and also acted as a technical consultant for the film.
With Buddy Bregman
With Maynard Ferguson
With Barney Kessel