Louis Armstrong in New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 44:

Oh that music sounded so good ... In that [Joe Oliver's] band he had Buddy Christian on the piano - Professor Nicholson on clarinet - Zue Robertson on the trombone - himself on cornet and Henry Zeno on drums ... Ahh - there was a drummer for ya ... He had a press roll that one very seldom hear nowadays ... And was he popular ... With everyone [...] [Henry Zeno] was great in a street parade ... He also played in the Onward Brass Band which was made up of top-notched musicians, featuring on the cornets Manuel Perez and King Oliver ... And you never heard a brass band swing in your …   more >>

cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433533704424 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: New Orleans


Louis Armstrong
entertainer, trumpeter, Bandleader, Singing

Listening to

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New Orleans jazz band music performed by Henry Zeno, Professor Nicholson, Zue Robertson, Joe "King" Oliver, Buddy Christian
New Orleans street music performed by Black Benny, Henry Zeno, Joe "King" Oliver, Onward Brass Band, Manuel Perez

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:48:24 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:57:52 +0100