George Romanis

George Romanis (his real name was George Zackery Roumanis) was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on February 11, 1929. He began playing bass professionally at the end of the 1940s with dance bands. He rendered his fine rhythmic assistance to Charlie Spivak, Ralph Flanagan and Ralph Marterie among others. However he would not become active in the jazz field until 1954, when he joined the Johnny Smith Quartet, both as a bassist and, on many occasions, the arranger. During the course of his career he also wrote charts for such illustrious bands as those of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan KentonWoody Herman and Sal Salvador.

At age 30, George formed his own Commercial Production Company for Madison Avenue agencies in New York City. He composed, arranged and produced numerous well-known commercials (jingles) featuring Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Stan Getz, Eartha Kitt, Bobby Vinton, Buddy...

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George Romanis Albums

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