Effective period / Period of releases: 1920 - 1964
Members: Woody Herman, Pee Wee Erwin, Jack Jenney, Gordon Jenkins, Frank Carlson, Victor Young, Neil Reid (2), Isham Jones, Walt Yoder, Clarence Willard, Joe Bishop, Tommy Linehan, George Thow, Kermit Simmons, Chelsea Quealey, Saxie Mansfield, Nick HupferIsham Jones founded his orchestra at the end of the second decade of the 20th century and recorded numerous records in the 1920's and 1930's, of which Isham Jones Orchestra - Ma / Wabash Blues was one of the most successful. One of the most talented musicians, Woody Herman, had his early period as musician in this orchestra. The band was dissolved in mid 1936 and a 'soft' and a 'hot' fraction of the groups survived and continued the tradition of the orchestra. The hot fraction was later known as Woody Herman And His Orchestra and stayed active until the 1980's.