Jiří Traxler

Jiří Traxler celebrates 95th birthday, [[Edmonton]], Canada, 10 March 2007. Jiří "George" Traxler (March 12, 1912 – August 7, 2011) was a Czech Canadian jazz and swing pianist, composer, lyricist and arranger, and was considered a founder and co-creator of the swing music era in Czechoslovakia. He was the last surviving collaborator of the renowned Czech pre-war composer Jaroslav Ježek. In 1951 he emigrated to Canada, and lived with his wife, Jarmila, in Edmonton until his death in the summer of 2011. Provided by Wikipedia