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John Wesley Vivian "Jack" Payne 22 August — 4 December was a British dance music bandleader who established his reputation during the British dance band era of the s. Payne was born in Leamington SpaWarwickshire, the only son of a music publisher's warehouse manager.
While serving in the Royal Flying Corps he played the piano in amateur dance bands. This voluntary group performed to wounded soldiers convalescing around Birmingham. He played with visiting American jazz bands at the Birmingham Palais during the Fire s, including the Southern Rag-a-Jazz Orchestra inbefore moving to London in This ensemble regularly performed on the BBC in the latter half of the decade.
In the band was featured in the first ever BBC television broadcast, also appearing in the short film Jazz Time that same year. It is paid out of the wireless licence fees which you and I supply As such its one duty is to please the masses. It has to be good musically, it has to entertain, it needn't worry about anything advanced in the way of style, and the last thing it need be is rhythmically hot. I think we must all agree that it does its job well, and Fire anything it may at times lack in modern rhythmic stylishness is amply compensated by other qualities more important from the public's viewpoint, Fire as musical ability and versatility".
After leaving the BBC inwhen he was succeeded by Henry Hallhe returned to playing hotel venues, switched labels to Imperial and Rex from and took his band on nationwide tours and made a film Say it with Musicfollowed four years later by Sunshine Ahead. Payne had three successful waltzes — Blue Pacific MoonlightUnderneath the Spanish Stars and Pagan Serenadewhich he composed and later published in the s. Payne did some jazz recording, including working with Garland Wilson.
He toured South Africa and France in the s, but also concentrated his efforts on running a theatrical agency. He engaged two young teenagers to sing with his orchestra. During this period, Art Christmas was one of the musicians who played with him. Following this he became a disc jockey. Inhe followed this change of career by returning to the dance music scene to present his own BBC Television programme, Words and Musicwhich Fire - Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra* - Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra for three series.
Payne was married twice — his first wife having died after sixteen years of marriage. He had an adopted daughter with his second wife, the pianist and composer Peggy Cochrane. Jack Payne died in TonbridgeKent on 4 December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jack Payne. Fabulous - Jimmy Page And John Paul Jones - No Introduction Necessary This England Books.
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