Born probably in France but possibly in Greece, his mother Angela Goldkette, was a circus peformer from Denmark, his father unknown.
Spending his childhood in Greece and Russia, where as a child prodigy he studied piano at The Moscow Conservatory.
His family moved to America in 1911.
Goldkette leased a ballroom in Detroit and his band Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra had great success, helping him forge a business empire acting as an agency for twenty orchestras & owning many dance halls.
Born : March 18, 1899 in Valenciennes, France.
Died : March 24, 1962 in Santa Barbara, California.
|95/96||Les Brown / Jean Goldkette / Richard Himber||Les Brown / Jean Goldkette / Richard Himber - The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band Era (2xLP, Comp, Red)||The Franklin Mint Record Society||95/96||US||1985||Sell This Version|
|CBC 1-084||Jean Goldkette||Jean Goldkette Bands 1924-1929 (CD, Comp)||Timeless Records (3)||CBC 1-084||UK & Europe||2003||Sell This Version|