Felix Mayerhofer in Troy - December, 1950

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, page 96:

I drove to Troy, New York, to visit my brother Simon, who was attending Rensselaer School Of Engineering. While there, I sat in and played trombone at a club with his small jazz combo. My trombone playing began at 16, so I had a lot of catching up to do as far as jazz improvisation was concerned, but I was slowly improving as a jazz player. Listening nightly to Sonny and all those fine jazz musicians in our band really helped. It was a marvelous learning opportunity.
cite as

Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 96. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1418142664874 accessed: 28 November, 2022

location of experience: Troy

Listeners

Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer
1930-

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:31:05 +0000