born on 8/6/1919 in Grünstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
died on 20/3/2010
Erwin Lehn (8 June 1919, Grünstadt – 20 March 2010) was a German jazz composer, bandleader and musician. On 1 April 1951 he established the Südfunk dance orchestra of the South German Radio in Stuttgart, which he directed until 1992. With the start of a new public broadcasting corporation, the Südwestrundfunk, the name of the "Südfunk Tanzorchester" was changed to "SWR Big Band".
- 1966: Musicals On Parade (MPS Records)
- 1968: Beat Flames (MPS Records)
- 1973: Color In Jazz (MPS Records)
- Literature by and about Erwin Lehn in the German National Library catalogue