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Jan Savitt (1913–1948)

Jacob Sarvetnick was a child prodigy on the violin, destined to become Jan Savitt, leader of a popular swing band. Of Russian-Jewish ancestry, his father had variously worked as a motor mechanic and as a drummer in Tsar Nicholas II's Imperial Regimental Orchestra. In the U.S. from the age of fifteen, Jan became the youngest musician to play in the... See full bio »
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That's My Gal Orchestra Leader
The Immortals Soundtrack
High School Hero Jan Savitt


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 2015 Stalker (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Love Hurts (2015) ... (writer: "It's a Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 1995 The Immortals ("It's a Wonderful World")
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (writer: "It's A Wonderful World")
 1947 That's My Gal (music: "720 in the Books")
 1946 Jan Savitt and His Band (Short) (performer: "I'll Always Love You", "Some Sunday Morning", "Too Marvelous for Words", "Dearest Darling", "Avalon" - uncredited)
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 1947 That's My Gal
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1946 Betty Co-Ed
Orchestra Leader Jan Savitt (as Jan Savitt and His Orchestra)
 1946 High School Hero
Jan Savitt
 1942 Jan Savitt's Serenade in Swing (Short)
Orchestra Leader
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 1946 King of the Forest Rangers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne (composer: stock music - uncredited)
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 1946 Jan Savitt and His Band (Short)
Himself - Band Leader
 1946 Swing High, Swing Sweet (Short)
Himself - Orchestra Leader

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Jan Savitt and His Orchestra

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