According to the Internet source given below, Ted Lewis was an American Clarinetist, composer and band leader s born in Circleville, Ohio.
After early ventures he gained success in 1916 on joining Earl Fuller's band which had engagements at the Aux Caprice Domino Room and Rector's supper club in Manhattan making his first recordings in 1917. The success of the Original Dixieland Jass Band had opened the doors for other hot and novelty syncopated orchestras and Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band was the most successful.
Ted Lewis and his Band became one of the most popular bands of the early 1920s and continued to be very successful throughout the rest of the decade and the 1930s. Lewis' bands and records over the years featured many up-and-coming Jazz musicians like Muggsy Spanier
, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, George Brunies, Jack Teagarden
and Thomas Waller
Three films were made about his career which continued up into the 1960s appearing on TV and playing in Las Vegas.
||Ted Lewis and His Band
||Brief biography by redhotjazz.com