A blog dedicated to jazz musician Frank Teschemacher, an obscure yet interesting figure in jazz history.
Known by fellow musicians and jazz fans alike as simply "Tesch," Frank Teschemacher was a key member of the famed Austin High Gang, a group of schoolmates who helped pioneer what was known as "Chicago-style jazz."
Though talented at many instruments, Tesch is best known for his hot and exciting playing on the clarinet and alto saxophone. His career was cut tragically short after he was killed in a car accident in 1932.
Floyd Town’s Orchestra at the Midway Gardens Ballroom, 1927.
L to R: Muggsy Spanier, Wop Waller, Danny Altiere, Cy Simandl, Jess Stacy (seated at piano), Frank Teschemacher, Earl Wright, George Tupper, unknown, and Floyd Town.