From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Pasquall, Jerome Don, Sr.

(born: 1902  -  died: 1971) 

Jerome D. Pasquall, Sr. was born in Fulton, KY, and grew up in St. Louis, MO. He played the saxophone, clarinet, and mellophone.

Pasquall played with many bands, including the riverboat bands of Charlie Creath and Kentucky native Fate Marable. He also played and recorded with Doc Cooke's Dreamland Orchestra while studying at the American Conservatory in Chicago. Pasquall graduated from the New England Conservatory.

He then was lead alto saxophone with Fletcher Henderson's band and played the clarinet and saxophone on a number of fox trot recordings from  the 1920s-1930s, including Moanful Man, Fox Trot, by Cooke's Dreamland Orchestra in 1924 and  Where There's You There's Me: Fox Trot, by Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra in 1936.

In 1940, Pasquall was a "permanent guest" at the YMCA in New York City, according to the U.S. Census. He died in New York City in October 1971, according to the U.S. Social Security Index in Ancestry.

For more see "Jerome Don Pasquall" in the Oxford Music Online Database.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Marable, Fate C.
NKAA Entry: Cooke, Charles L. "Doc"
NKAA Source: Moanful man: fox trot (album)
NKAA Source: Where there's you there's me: fox trot: from the film "The two of us" = Donde estás tú estoy yo (album)
NKAA Source: Oxford Music Online (database)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)

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NKAA Entry:  Kentucky African American Musicians in Illinois (Chicago)

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