Duke Ellington in Howard Theatre - early 20th Century

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 123:

When I was a kid, I used to go to the Howard Theatre almost every day to hear the good music. One of the big talents to appear there was Luckeyeth Roberts. He had such a spread to his hands that he could stretch a twelfth flat with either one, and he would throw them up in the air when playing piano in a flashy, acrobatic manner.
cite as

Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 123. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429302987245 accessed: 16 May, 2022

location of experience: Howard Theatre

Listeners

Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]
1899-1974

Listening to

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piano music performed by Luckeyeth Roberts

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:36:27 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:31:21 +0100