Felix Mayerhofer in New York City - February, 1950

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, page 69:

...Joe smiled and said, “Sonny Dunham is rehearsing a new band at Nola’s. Be there tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m...".... Sonny was famous for his trumpet solo on “Memories of You,” with “Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Band.” Sonny’s band was known as a training ground or feeder system for the best big bands in the country: Stan Kenton, Harry James, Gene Krupa, and many others.... Sonny played both trumpet and trombone. “Take out ‘East of the Sun,’” he said, as he called out the first tune. It was a four trombone feature with Sonny playing the lead. The …   more >>
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Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 69. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1417795439040 accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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East of the Sun performed by Sonny Dunham
Robin's Nest performed by Sonny Dunham

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:03:59 +0000