Felix Mayerhofer in City of Fort Lauderdale - January, 1960

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, pages 343-344:

There was a swinging Negro jazz group on the bill with us. When I think about it now, I’m amazed that they had mixed races working together, but at the time it didn’t occur to any of us. It would never have happened in Northern Florida, which was part of the deep South. The combo had a fine tenor player, who became a good friend while we were there. When I came off the stand after I played my usual Latin tunes on the flute, he asked, “Hey man, do you mind if I borrow your flute during the next set?” “Go ahead, I’m anxious to hear you.” He was a monster. His …   more >>
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Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 343-344. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423587207145 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: City of Fort Lauderdale


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

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Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1960
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The venue was Porky's night club, Fort Lauderdale.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:53:27 +0000