Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern in 1934 Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Song Is You", "All the Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Long Ago (and Far Away)". He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era, including George Grossmith Jr., Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin and Yip Harburg.

A native New Yorker, Kern created dozens of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films in a career that lasted for more than four decades. His musical innovations, such as 4/4 dance rhythms and the employment of syncopation and jazz progressions, built on, rather than rejected, earlier musical theatre tradition. He and his collaborators also employed his melodies to further the action or develop characterization to a greater extent than in the other musicals of his day, creating the model for later musicals. Although dozens of Kern's musicals and musical films were hits, only ''Show Boat'' is now regularly revived. Songs from his other shows, however, are still frequently performed and adapted. Many of Kern's songs have been adapted by jazz musicians to become standard tunes. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 2000
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1990
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1922
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1916
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1917
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1988
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1918
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1923
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1922
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1918
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1918
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1918
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1918
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1916
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1917
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1917
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1917
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    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1917
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1917
    Musical Score Book
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    by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
    Published 1921
    Musical Score Book