Fletcher Henderson in New Orleans - 1922

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 202-203:

It was back in 1922, down in New Orleans, when I heard this young man playing the trumpet in a little dance hall. I was accompanist for Ethel Waters, who was the headline attraction at the Lyric Theatre, and I decided that the youthful trumpeter would be great in our act. I asked him his name and found he was Louis Armstrong.

[...] I didn't expect him to accept the offer, and I was very surprised when he came to New York and joined us.

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. 202-203. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435064554383 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Fletcher Henderson
Arranger, Bandleader, Pianist
1897-1952

Listening to

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jazz trumpet performance
written by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis
performed by Louis Armstrong

Experience Information

Date/Time 1922
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:02:34 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:45:14 +0100