Modern American composer Jerome Kern (1885-1945) brought intellectual and emotional depth to the musical theater. Beginning in Tin Pan Alley and interpreting European fare for American audiences, he moved on to his own compositions. The pivotal change came when he and Oscar Hammerstein II collaborated on Show Boat. Almost every one of his compositions was intended for theatrical or cinematic use.
Profile and audio broadcast focusing on his music before 1927, including performances of his works.
Birth, death, committal, and cemetery information with portrait, picture of tomb, and virtual memorial from Find a Grave.
Filmography, biography, trivia, awards and nominations, and related material from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Chord progressions of Jerome Kern compositions in MIDI and printable GIF format available for study, practice and improvisation.
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
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