Weldon Leo (Jack) Teagarden, jazz musician, known also as Jackson T., Mr. T, and Big Gate, was born in Vernon, Texas, on August 20, 1905, to Charles and Helen (Geinger) Teagarden. His father, an amateur cornet player, worked in the oilfields, and his mother was a local piano instructor and church organist. All four Teagarden children became prominent musicians.
The Teagarden family is thrilled to bring you the second publishing of Volumes 1, 2 & 3 of the Friends and Family Favorites Series.
The Big Gate was honored recently by ASCAP by his inclusion into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Joe Teagarden is shown accepting the award.