Felix Mayerhofer et al. in California - in the beginning of 1951

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, page 114:

Our destination was the “Lighthouse,” a jazz club on Hermosa Beach, owned by Howard Rumsey, former bass player with the Stan Kenton Band. After parking the car, we could see the club right off the beach, and heard great jazz “riffs” emanating from the building. The place had a tropical look with a feeling of openness. Chet Baker was blowing trumpet with Shelley Mann on drums and Rumsey on bass. Beautiful girls in bathing suits were all over the place, and more were coming in, sandy feet and all. Needless to say, Pete, Norm, Mo, and I were all smiles and ogling the chicks. California, …   more >>
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Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 114. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1420811728459 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: California


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer
Mo Mahoney
jazz drummer
Norman Ogden
Jazz trumpeter, sergeant
Pete Tortora
Jazz trumpeter

Listening to

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jazz at the Lighthouse jazz club performed by Chet Baker, Howard Rumsey, Shelley Mann

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:55:29 +0000