Herb Snitzer in Macy's Herald Square - 1961

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, page 34:

… I went to photograph Jazz Day at Macy's [department store, New York]. Jazz musicians needed as many gigs as they could get, and when the PR guy from Macy's decided it would be a great kick to bring in a whole bunch of jazz musicians, when Macy's offered a decent payday as a sales come-on for the store, a number of top musicians jumped at the chance… One of the featured performers was Jimmy Rushing, the singer of the Count Basie Orchestra before Joe Williams. Jimmy was "Mister Five by Five." He was short and fat, and boy, could he sing… Jimmy sang at Macy's. J. J. Johnson, Dizzy …   more >>
cite as

Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 34. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428415856285 accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Macy's Herald Square


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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12th Street Rag performed by Jackie Gleason
Avalon performed by Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa
jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Buddy Rich, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Rushing, J.J. Johnson

Experience Information

Date/Time 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:10:56 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:50:39 +0100