Leora Henderson in Roseland Ballroom - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 219-220:

["Cutting contests" during rehearsals] would get them all prepared for the Battles of Jazz with the bands that were playing at the Roseland--the Dorsey Brothers, Casa Loma, Vincent Lopez, Jean Goldkette, and there was one band there that they called the Buffalodians that had a little kid playing piano. He was the boy who wrote "Stormy Weather". His name was [...] Harold Arlen.

But nobody could beat our [Fletcher Henderson's] band, not with people like Don Redman, and Louis [Armstrong], Bobby Stark, Joe Smith, Coleman Hawkins, Buster Bailey, Benny Carter, John Kirby, Big Green, and …   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. 219-220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435224100370 accessed: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: Roseland Ballroom

Listeners

Leora Henderson
classically trained musician, Jazz trumpeter

Listening to

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Jazz band music performed by Fletcher Henderson band

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:21:40 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:09:04 +0100