Joe Venuti

Joe Venuti (HM1JNE)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19147 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.445', W 75° 9.35'

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"Father of Jazz Violin." Classically trained as a child, Venuti went to grade school here. He introduced new string techniques; worked with his close friend, guitarist Eddie Lang, 1921-33. Led own band, 1935-43; was on screen & radio. Major comeback in 1968.
Year Placed1997
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 1:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486686 N 4421192
Decimal Degrees39.94075000, -75.15583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.445', W 75° 9.35'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 26.7" N, 75° 9' 21" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 725-731 S 8th St, Philadelphia PA 19147, US
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