Billy Ternent in Chicago - between 1935 and 1936

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 218:

I got to know [Fletcher] Henderson in the 1935-36 period, when I was the arranger for Jack Hylton. We were appearing in Chicago, and I met F.H. through Benny Goodman, for whom Smack [Henderson] made so many arrangements.

[...]

Every night after I finished at the Gold Coast Room of the famous Drake Hotel, I used to call for Goodman, and we all proceeded to the Grand Terrace Ballroom, where Henderson was appearing with his band.

For me, the first hearing of Smack's band was a thrill I shall remember for as long as I live. The jump that this band had was …   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. 218. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435159657460 accessed: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Billy Ternent
orchestra leader
1899-1977

Listening to

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Jazz band music performed by Buster Bailey, Roy Eldridge, Chu Berry, Fletcher Henderson

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1935 and 1936
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:27:37 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:54:52 +0100