Preston Jackson in Chicago - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 97:

There were a lot of keen youngsters around Chicago in those days [early twentieth century]. Buster Bailey was a kid just beginning, while Tommy Ladnier was only just starting out. I didn't play anything then, but was thinking of taking the clarinet. I used to sit on the bandstand all night, listening.

At that time we used to hang around Joe Oliver's band on off nights. Joe was at Royal Gardens then and coaching Louis Panico, Isham Jones' cornetist. Joe's band was probably at its peak then with Johnny Dodds on clary; brother Baby Dodds drumming; Honore Dutrey, trombone; Bill Johnson,…   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. 97. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434552530766 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Preston Jackson
trombonist
1902-1983

Listening to

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jazz performed by Bill Johnson, Lil Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, Honoré Dutrey, Joe Oliver, Baby Dodds, Johnny Dodds

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:48:51 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:59:27 +0100