1920 - The Julius Hartt School of Music is founded on Collins Street in Hartford by Julius Hartt, Pauline Hartt, Moshe Paranov, and Samuel Berkman.
Johnny Winn was a natural musician. Self taught from Illinois, John started out in roadhouses like Django Rheinhart. He played with larger bands of the era and was eventually hired by his future wife, Jennie Sheffer to play on her radio show in Indianapolis, where she sang and hosted.
With his own trio, the Johnny Winn Trio, John had a long running television show in the 50's on WFBM. He was a popular local performer in Indianapolis for many years with his group of guitar and banjo players. Johnny was still performing close to the end of his life.
Jennie Winn was a self taught singer with a rich lyrical voice. During The Depression, while holding down a job and supporting her entire family, Jennie still had the energy and heart to perform at every opportunity.
She sang mostly with bands enjoying an incredible fan base. She was a musician's dream, even though she didn't read music.
Jennie and husband Johnny Winn continued to perform together until their divorce in the mid 50's.
She would find a new outlet for her gift for expression, performing in local theatre.
Jennie had two daughters, Lynn and Nan.