Abe Holzmann

Abe Holzmann (1874-1939) was a German/American composer, who is most famous today for his march Blaze-Away (popularised in earlier times by the famous Irish tenor, the late Josef Locke).

Abraham Holzmann was born in New York City in August 1874. He studied at the New York Conservatory of Music. He was an early member (1923) of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He earned his living as composer/arranger for Tin Pan Alley publishers, including Leo Feist. He later was advertising manager for the American Federation of Musicians publication International Musician. He was a Mason, and member of the Elks and Knights of Pythias, all in New York. Holzmann died in East Orange New Jersey in January 1939.