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Herb Wiedoeft

(November 22nd 1886 - May 12th 1928)

Born in Germany in 1886, Herbert Arthur Wiedoeft traveled to the U.S. with his family during childhood and settled in Los Angles. A gifted mute-cornetist he had already organized his band by 1915 which became the resident orchestra at the Cinderella Roof Ballroom in the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. Herb was from a musical family that produced a number of musicians, the most famous being his brother saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft of the "Frisco Jass Band".

Herb Wiedoeft died in an automobile accident on May 12th 1928 when his car skidded off the Medford-Klamath Falls highway in Medford, Oregon. Following his death control of the "Wiedoeft" Orchestra was then passed on to trombonist Jesse Stafford.

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