Felix Mayerhofer in New Orleans - August, 1959

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, page 330:

Nancy [Lee] was made for New Orleans and they loved her and the band. It felt good being appreciated again. I had begun to doubt my playing. The word soon got around about the group, and many of the local musicians came to hear us. We were a hard-driving band with Red playing outstanding jazz. One of the local disk jockeys was crazy about my playing, a lot more enthused than I was. I felt sluggish technical wise and shy about my jazz. But who was I to complain if they were there to hear the group, and I was one of the reasons they came. I’d always been my biggest critic, which didn’t …   more >>
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Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 330. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423583639066 accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: New Orleans


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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jazz performed by Al Rocco, Dick Hinshaw, Red Doherty, Felix Mayerhofer, Nancy Lee, Nancy Lee & The Bachelors, Bobby Day

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1959
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The venue was the Dream Room night club on Bourbon Street.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:53:59 +0000