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Keep up with big band news, stories and history with our blogger, Arnold “Arnie” Koch, former manager of the famous Salt City 5/6 band. For almost the entire two decades of their existence, beginning as their Talent Scout on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, Arnie Koch was the Salt City Five/Six Personal Manager. Under his management, the band had four recording contracts (Jubilee, MGM, Roulette and Audiophile) and two major talent agencies: Music Corporation of America and Associated Booking Corp. They played in about every major jazz club in the U.S. During this time, Arnie managed to represent Roy Liberto’s Bourbon St. Six, and Red Richard’s and Vic Dickenson’s Saints and Sinners.Fortunately for his family, Arnie never had to give up his day job with General Electric in public relations. (Photo of Salt City 5/6 members, left to right: Arnie, Don, Will & Jack)

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