Oral History Information
Jack Javens loved the piano business and became one of the industry’s quintessential salesmen. He worked for the Aeolian Piano Company out of East Rochester New York beginning in the 1950s and stayed for 26 years. He witnessed the famous merger between Aeolian and the Winter Piano Company in the mid 1960s and the strong competition of the home organ boom in the 1970s. Jack was proud of the products he sold and spoke of the rich company history of Aeolian, which went back to 1903. Jack was a beloved sales rep who was invited into dealer’s homes for supper and to their children’s birthday parties.