American bandleader of the 1920s who debuted George Gershwin's composition "Rhapsody In Blue."
He was trained in classical violin and viola as a child.
During his career, he earned the nickname the King of Jazz.
He married four times: first to Miss Jimmy Smith, then to Nellie Stack in 1908, then to Mildred Vanderhoff in 1922, and then to Margaret Livingston in 1931.
Bix Beiderbecke and Whiteman were two of the hottest names in jazz in the 1920s.