> Lenny Kaye Page


This site is about my father, who sadly passed away January 25, 2005. He will be remembered fondly and with love by all those who knew and was influenced by him.

Lenny Kaye had played saxophone and clarinet, professionally for 75 years. That's a lotta horn blowin'!

He played alto and clarinet in the Benny Goodman Orchestra as well as lead alto in the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. In the mid '40s my dad and uncle (Sid Kaye, former drummer and conductor for Danny Kaye for many years...no relation!), formed The Kaye Brother's Orchestra, a fixture at the old New York Palladium.

He performed with most of the great musicians and entertainers (i.e. Frank Sinatra - Danny Kaye) throughout his career. He had taught countless students how to play saxophone and clarinet over a span of some 60 years.

Over the years I have played many gigs with my father, and even a couple with my son also in the band on guitar! My son Eric Kaye is currently involved in composing music for tv, and jingles. Healso is a member of the great celtic band, The Mickey Finns.http://www.themickeyfinns.com/

Click here to see a Lenny Kaye Photo Gallery

Following are some audio clips of the 1945-46 Kaye Brothers Orchestra They are in mp3 format and can be saved, if wished. Vocals are by Lenny Kaye or Ann Vincent

Blue Skies.mp3

April in Paris.mp3

Curly-Headed Baby.mp3

Ghost of a Chance.mp3

Blind Love.mp3

I Found A New Baby.mp3

The Man I Love (excerpt).mp3

Without You.mp3

How High The Moon.mp3

Stork Delivery.mp3


These links will take you to five clips, from 12/31/97 at The New York Helmsley Hotel. Lenny Kaye - Sax & Clarinet, Bob Kaye - piano, Chip Jackson on bass, Ed Caccavale on drums.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhAcCaQEi3M"Memories of You"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm_uQnbfdjk"Don't Be That Way"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdDYBHGTZl8"April in Paris" - Sophisticated Lady" (on alto)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O1FtUjxxIg"Sweet Georgia Brown"




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