Chisholm, George

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Chisholm, George Gender: M
born on 29 March 1915 at 07:05 (= 07:05 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°31' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°29 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 16°30'


Scottish jazz musician, a trumpet, trombone and flugelhorn player. As a bandleader, Chisholm’s recordings include "George Chisholm and his Band," 1956, "Stars Play Jazz," 1962, and "In a Mellow Mood," 1973.

Always interested in music, Chisholm began playing the trombone as a teenager. In 1936, he went to London where he played in several clubs, but most notably the Nest Club. In 1937, he took part in a jam session with Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter. Carter talked him into going to Holland where he worked with a band that recorded eight titles for Decca. From 1937-39, Chisholm played with Bert Ambrose’s orchestra, and after joining the Royal Air Force, he played with the Squadronaires from 1939-50.

Chisholm worked with the BBC Radio Show Band for five years from 1950-55 and played on other radio shows until 1965. His career continued well into the 1980s, performing with groups such as "Hefty Jazz" and with his own band, "The Gentleman of Jazz." He was the recipient of the OBE in 1984. He died on 12/06/1997 in London.

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  • Family : Change residence 1936 (Moved to London to begin work)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1937 (Participated in jam session)
  • Social : Joined group 1937 (Joined Bert Ambrose orchestra)
  • Social : Joined group 1939 (Royal Air Force Squadronaires)
  • Social : Joined group 1950 (BBC Radio Show)
  • Work : Prize 1984 (OBE Award)

Source Notes

Paul Wright collection, B.C.


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Musical tours)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Musical group, orchestra)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (BBC radio show band)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor (Bandleader)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Gentlemen of Jazz)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Royal Air Force)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (OBE Award)