Duke Ellington Itinerary Database


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JAN 1923





Query- Storyville 98 p45: "Richarad H. Newmark says that there were several references to the (Elmer) Snowden band in the Chicago Defender during this period, generally in a Washington DC gossip column entitled 'Under The Dome'. Check! 1 1/27/90

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FEB 1923 New York NY Hollywood Club C


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MAR 1923




05 thru 11- Wilbur Sweatman & His Aces of Syncopators. Sweatman insisted that his muscians use powder to lighten their complexions.
Note- DE, Sonny Greer, Otto Hardwick stayed with Sweatman after this run at the Lafayetter for a few other jobs including
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APR 1923





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MAY 1923





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JUN 1923




08- Storyville 98 p45: "Elmer Snowden's Jazz Kings from Washington DC.Source: BAA (Baltimore Afro-American). Evidently the band went to New York after this date.
Note- Storyville 80 p47 states that there was a brief summer engagement the latter part of
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JUL 1923




26- Elmer Snowden's Novelty Orchestra.
26- Query- Was the Victor Recording Studio in Camden NJ?
Query- Storyville 91 p8: "Shortly before the engagement at Barron Wilkin's Inn, the band auditioned for the Everglades Club at 48th and Broadway but was re
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AUG 1923





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SEP 1923 New York NY Hollywood Club C Storyville 80 p49
01 thru 07- Band was known as 'Elmer Snowden's Washingtonians' 1 3/18/91

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OCT 1923 New York NY Hollywood Club C

18- Victor Recording Studo. Theband is listed on the record as 'Snowden's Novelty Orchestra'.
Query - Was the Victor Recording Studo in Camden NJor New York NY?
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NOV 1923 New York NY Hollywood Club C

21- Broadcast WHN 4:15-5:00 PM as Washingtonians.
28- Broadcast WHN 4:15-5:00 PM as Washingtonians.
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DEC 1923 New York NY Hollywood Club C

05- 21- Broadcast WHN 4:15-5:00 PM as Washingtonians.
14- Beginning this date the band's name was changed to the Washingtonians followed with Snowden's name in parentheses.
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JAN 1924 New York NY Hollywood Club C

Query- The New York Clipper 4 Jan 24 p24 stated the "Charles Irvis is the new trombonist with the Washingtonians at the Holly wood.
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FEB 1924 New York NY Hollywood Club C

15- The New York Clipper 22 Feb 24 p35 in a special "Popular Music" issue contained a photograph of the Washingtonians showing that altho Snowden was in the photo George Francis was now the banjo player and Duke Ellington was leading from the piano. In 1 3/18/91

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MAR 1924
New York NY Hollywood Club C


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APR 1924 New York NY Hollywood Club C

21- DEO called Duke Ellington's Broadway Recording Orchestra plays a dance for Salem's Y. M. C. A. (Tucker's "Ellington The Early Years" p184].
Query- Tucker (see above) stated that DEO also played a weeks engagements in Boston MA before the 20th.
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MAY 1924





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JUN 1924






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JUL 1924






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AUG 1924
Vacation


26- Query-Question this gig! Check the Sioux City newspaper. 1 9/30/91

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SEP 1924





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OCT 1924





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NOV 1924




Query- There were three Blue Disc and one Up-To-Date Recording Sessions in November. The first Blu-Disc was the first under Ellington's name. 1 1/27/90

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DEC 1924





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JAN 1925






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FEB 1925




Query - Frank Dutton in Storyville 80 p49 states that "about the first week in February the Hollywood Club was gutted by fire after the band had been told, ' take their instruments home, boys!' and several weeks later opened as the Kentucky Club. Dur 1 1/26/90

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MAR 1925





Query- Walter C. Allen's Itinerary in Storyville 91p101 puts DE & the Everglades Orchestra at the Lincoln Theatre New York NY early March. 1 1/1/94

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APR 1925




21- Band listed as "Gertrude Saunders and her Washingtons. This was a midnight show. 1 1/27/90

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MAY 1925




11 thru 17- DEO appeared with Johnny Hudgins. 1 11/1/90

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JUN 1925




Query- Storyville 80 p49 states "(Sydney) Bechet played with the band for a few weeks only, including a New England tour based in Salem MA. 1 1/27/90

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JUL 1925




06 thru 13- Will Tyler Orchestra plus an Ellington unit comprising his Kentucky (Club) band. Jean Starr from Club Alabam was the featured vocalist. 1 1/26/90

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AUG 1925





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SEP 1925




07- Pike Davis took the place of Bubber Miley for this recording session. (The Early Years of DE" Mark Tucker). 1 3/19/91
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OCT 1925




Query- Storyville 80 p50 states "Band out of Kentucky Club for several weeks, struggled for work. (Snowden's band came in!) Gigs at Cameo (one night!) and Flamingo Club, plus a little stage work with Ethel Waters revue, before getting their old Kentucky 1 1/27/90

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NOV 1925




Query- Storyville 91 p9 states DEO at Lido Club New York NY sometime in this month. 1 1/26/90

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DEC 1925




05- Fats Waller filled in for DE during "meal breaks." 1 6/2/93

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JAN 1926





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FEB 1926





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MAR 1926 New York NY



Query- Storyville 80 p51 "During the Spring 1926 Fats Waller sat in frequently giving Duke general tutoring and orchestration tips at the piano. 1 10/6/91

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APR 1926 New York NY Gennett Studios R Storyville 80
Query- There is an unconfirmed report that DEO played two weeks at Ciro's during the month ?
Query- Storyville 91 gives as its source Barry Ulanov 'Duke Ellington' p 53 for a statement that DEO had a two week engagement at the Plantation Club this month
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MAY 1926





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JUN 1926




Query- Storyville 98 p46: "When Tricky joined the band at the Plantation (located at 50th and Broadway) he played there for two weeks -- 'mostly without pay,' he claimed! -- and then went on the obligatory New England summer tour (Source: Joe Nanton 1 9/15/90
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JUL 1926




12- Prior to this date the Kentucky Club had been padlocked! More recently the band had been at the Plantation Club. 1 4/18/91

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AUG 1926




02- Battle of the Bands DEO vs Mal Hallett.
10- Battle of the Bands: DEO vs Felix Ferdinando.
Note- DEO reported to play Orchard Beach NY after the 13th.
Query- Barry Ulanov "Duke Ellington" p54 states that "Shortly after returning from Salem, in 1926,
1 4/18/91

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SEP 1926 New York NY Kentucky Club C

25- The Kentucky Club reopened with a new show. 1 1/26/90

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OCT 1926




23- Lulu Belle's Boy Friends (voc Zaidee Jackson, OH & DE).
Query- Storyville 80 p.51 "Contract signed with Irving Mills, 45% Duke, 45% Mills and 10% to a lawyer, Sam Bazzill. The contract was not terminated until April 1939, reportedly at Mills' sugges
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NOV 1926




29- Vocalion recording session. 1 1/26/90 29- 25 29- 13 r 47
DEC 1926




29- Vocalion recording session.
Query- Storyville 80 p51 "Through the winter 1926 to summer 1927 the band was advertised at the Kentucky Club and the Lincoln Theatre as "The 8 Washington- ians"
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JAN 1927




10- This was DEO's first commercial recording date with Victor backing Evelyn Preer.
Query- New York NY Lincoln Theatre T (before 26 Jan ).
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FEB 1927 New York NY ? ?

03- Vocalion recording session. 1 10/16/90 03- 31 17- 33 03- 16
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MAR 1927





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APR 1927



27- 83/4-4a
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MAY 1927




Query- New York NY Lincoln Theatre (before 18 May).
Query- New York NY Willy Kane's Club (28 May-04 Jun).
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JUN 1927




Query- Storyville 80 p53 states that DEO played its last engagement at the Kentucky Club shortly before the New England Tour.
20- DEO begins New England tour. (Storyville 80 p53). There was a battle of bands with Mel Hallett who had Gene Krupa on drums
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JUL 1927 Providence RI Crescent Park D Providence Journal ??
16- Battle of the Bands DEO vs McMullin's Orchestra.
19- Battle of the Bands DEO vs Phil Napoleon's Victor Record Band.
26- Battle of the Bands DEO vs Dick Voynaw's Wolverines.
Query- Storyville 80 p53 "JNYS ('Jazz: A History of the New York Scene' by Sa
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AUG 1927




02- Battle of the Bands DEO vs a group from Argentina called "The Gauchos".
09- Battle of the Bands DEO vs Roane's Sensational Pennsylvanians.
11- This was a "colored" dance night that 800 people attended.
30- Battle of the Bands DEO vs Phil Napoleon.
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SEP 1927




03- The appearance of "Miss Universeæ was featured.
Query- Storyville 80 p53 states that Ellsworth Reynolds reports a 3-week engagement in a Club Ciro revue this month.
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OCT 1927




10- Orchestra billed as Clarence Robinson's Jazzmania No mention of DE in advance publicity.
Query- Storyville 80 p53 :"(Ellsworth) Reynolds notes an engagement at the Plantation Cafe...in a Leonard Harper revue, playing music by Maceo Pinkard . WWJ (
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NOV 1927




14 thru 20- DEO was part of Clarence Robinson's "Dance Mania" show package. Herman Stark & Dan Healy (Cotton Club) heard DE at the Lafayette Theatre.
Query- Storyville 80 p53: "While at the Standard Theatare, Philadelphia, with the show (Jazz Dancemani
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DEC 1927 Philadelphia PA Gibson Standard T Frank H. Dutton
01 thru 11- DEO finished engagement at the Gibson Standard in Philadelphia on Friday 02 Dec and returned to New York. The show package without DEO but with Wilbur de Paris finished the gigs at the Gibson and continued the week of beginning 05 Dec at th 1 1/4/94 19- 50 29- 55 19- 26
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JAN 1928 New York NY Cotton Club C


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FEB 1928





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MAR 1928




Query- There was a Cameo/Pathe recording session sometime in March? 1 8/30/89 21- 66 26- 69 21- 31 26- 32 r 63
APR 1928 New York NY Cotton Club C "Beyond Catagory" p114
01- DEO opens 2nd Cotton Club Review "Cotton Club Show Boat," 1 1/1/94

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MAY 1928




23- This was Johnny Hodges' first week with DEO. 1 10/13/92

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JUN 1928





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JUL 1928





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AUG 1928





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SEP 1928





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OCT 1928 New York NY Okeh Studios R

Query- There was a Cameo/Pathe recording session sometime in October? 1 1/1/94 01- 90 17- 96 20- 99 30- 100 01- 35
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NOV 1928 New York NY Cotton Club C
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DEC 1928 New York NY Cotton Club C

12- There was a battle of bands with Lloyd Scott, Charlie Johnson, Lockwood Lewis, Ike Dixon, Arthur Gibbs and DEO competing.
20- St Louis Blues was recorded under the name "Warren Mills & His Blue Serenaders."
28- There were two Pathé and one Cameo rec
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JAN 1929




Query- The date 27 is questioned? 1 5/25/89 08- 114 16- 117 08- 46
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FEB 1929 Camden NJ Victor Studios R


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MAR 1929 New York NY Brunswick Studios R


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APR 1929 New York NY Rockland Palace D Variety 10 Apr 29
01- In a battle of bands between DEO & Charlie Johnson , DEO lost!
22- In the review in the N Y Times (above) "Then there is a first rate blackamoor band, come down from deepest Harlem to provide a series of jazz specialities that range from tepid to to
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MAY 1929




03- /Victor recording session in New York NY. 08- In a Battle of Bands "South vs North", the "North" included DEO, Fess William's orchestra, & Charlie John 1 1/7/93 03- 137 28- 141 03- 55
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JUN 1929




25 thru 29 tryouts for "Show Girl" Ziegfeld's last revue. 1 6/27/91

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JUL 1929 New York NY Cotton Club C

02 thru 31- Verification "The Life & Music of George Gershwin" by Charles Schwartz 1973 page 178 . "Show Girl" opened at Ziegfeld Theatre on 02 Jul 19 & closed on 05 Oct 29, 111 performances. Theatre was closed on Sundays. (Letter 2 Jun89 from New Yor 1 11/7/91 29- 144 29- 57 r 79
AUG 1929 New York NY Ziegfeld Theatre/Cotton Club/ T/C/R See notes
01 thru 31- Verification "The Life & Music of George Gershwin" by Charles Schwartz 1973 page 178 . "Show Girl" opened at Ziegfeld Theatre on 02 Jul 19 & closed on 05 Oct 29, 111 performances. Theatre was closed on Sundays. (Letter 2 Jun89 from New Yor 1 11/7/91 02- 146 02- 58 l 80
SEP 1929 New York NY Cotton Club C See notes
01 thru 30- Verification "The Life & Music of George Gershwin" by Charles SchwartZ 1973 page 178 . 1 11/22/91 10- 149 13- 152 16- 155 10- 59 13- 60
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OCT 1929 New York NY Ziegfeld Theatre/ Cotton Club T/C See notes
0 thr31- Verification "The Life & Music of George Gershwin" by Charles Schwartz 1973 page 178 . 1 11/7/91 25- 159 29- 160 25- 62
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NOV 1929




14- Victor recording session.
22-College Union Breakfast dance.
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DEC 1929




08- NAACO Benefit Concert.
15- Benefit for the Florence Mills Theatrical Asso. Memorial House
18- Charity Ball.
22- Benefit for the New York American Christmas & Relief Fund.
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JAN 1930 New York NY Cotton Club / Rockland Palace C/D

18-24- Loew's Metro is Loew's Metropolitan Theatre, Brooklyn.NY.
20- The Recording were conducted at the Perfect Studios.
Query- Ceck Bill Board25 Jan 30.
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FEB 1930 New York NY Cotton Club C


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MAR 1930 New York NY Cotton Club C

12- 4th Anniversary Show/. 22- Harlem Revels Solidarity Ball. 1 6/27/91 20- 175 20- 69 r 87
APR 1930 New York NY Fulton Theatre/Cotton Club T/C /New York Times 31 Mar 30
01 thru 13- DEO with Maurice Chevalier at the Fulton Theatre at 9:00 pm and Wednesdays & Saturdays matinees at 2:50pm/. 03- /Velvet Tone Studios. 1 12/11/89 03- 180 11- 183 22- 186 03- 71
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MAY 1930




14- In a Battle of Music the contestants were: Fletcher Henderson, Cecil Scott, the Alabamians with Lockwood Lewis, Chick Webb, The Missourians with Cab Calloway & DEO. Fletcher Henderson won.
Query- Check out Pittsburgyh Courier 10 May 30 since Cab Cal
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JUN 1930





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JUL 1930




25- David Hill will follow up on this gig. 1 7/31/93

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AUG 1930 travel



04- DEO arrived in Los Angeles CA to be in "Check & Double Check" a motion picture featuring Amos & Andy. 1 4/5/89 20- 197 26- 198 20- 77
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SEP 1930




Query- The date 24 is questioned?
06 thru 12- Cora La Redd along with Irene Bordoni and Frank Fay were on the bill.
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OCT 1930




12- DEO along with George M. Cohan, the Marxes and Will Osborne's orchestra appeared at a Heywood Broun meeting.
16- The ad stated "Grand Fall Opening of the Roseland Ballroom."
19- At the Roseland Grand Opening other bands attending were: Fletcher Hende
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NOV 1930 New York NY Paramount Theatre T New York Times 01 Nov 30
08- The Harmony Studios was the site of the recording session.
29- DEO participated in a stage show entitled "Double Check Revue."
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DEC 1930 New York NY Lafayette Theatre T NYT 13 Dec 30
07- NAACP Benefit Ball. 17- /Eighth Annual Radio Ball for New York American & Journal charity fun 1 1/1/94 10- 222 10- 87 l 96
JAN 1931




8- The recording were made at the Okeh & Harmony Studios.
21- Gala Benefit for the Urban League
23-31- Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
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FEB 1931 New York NY Paramount /Cotton Club T/C New York Times 01 Feb 31
1-5 - Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
11- Metropolitan Life Insurance Dance.
13- Ivie Anderson joins DE O leaving Earl Hines to work with them for one week.
25- /DEO played a midnight show at the Regal Theatre for Local 208.
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MAR 1931 Chicago IL Uptown Theatre T Variety 25 Feb 31 p68
05- Derek Jewell, 'Duke" 'A Portrait of Duke Ellington' p44 states that when it was reported that there was a demand for $500 protection money when Duke's name went up in lights outside the Paradise Ballroom Duke considered moving on but when asked for 1 12/6/91

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APR 1931




08- DEO played for 1/2 hours at the corner of 16th & Farnam & passed the hat. The take went to the Free Milk & Ice Fund of the Omaha Bee-News. This was the result of a bet World Theatre Manager Bill Miskell made with DE that DE couldn't carry the w 1 11/22/91

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MAY 1931 Kansas City MO Newman Theatre T Kansas City Star 1 May 31 (ad)

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JUN 1931 Toronto ONT Imperial Theatre T Toronto Evening Telegram 1 Jun 31 p29
11 & 16/17- Also Victor Studios Camden NJ. 18- Also Columbia Studios New York NY.
21- Query- Write David Hill for verification newspaper date also ask him
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JUL 1931 Toledo OH Paramount Theatre T Variety 30 Jun 31 p52
04- For the Cleveland engagement there were were singer May Usher; comedian Joe Herbert; and daancers Lee, Lee, Lee and Lee.
13- Lack of advertising was blamed for DE not drawing the expected 10,000 to the Stadium. Less than 5,000 paid at the gate. (C
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AUG 1931 Morton Grove IL Lincoln Tavern C Variety 11 Jul 31 p52
19- DEO platyed a charity ball at the Eighth Regiment Armory from 9pm until 2 am.(CD 15 Aug 31 p8).
31- At this gig DEO played opposite the McKinney's Cotton Pickers.
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SEP 1931




19- Also Columbia Studios New York NY. 21- Also Brunswick & Victor Studios New York NY. 1 7/24/92

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OCT 1931 Washington DC Howard Theatre T

02- Oct DE meets Herbert Hoover at the White House. (Washington DC News 2 Oct 31).
Query- There is an unverified report that during the we
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NOV 1931 New Haven CT Paramount Theatre T CD 14 Nov 31 p8
27 thru 30- Query- Check Variety 24 Nov 31 p34 for these gigs. 1 4/20/93

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DEC 1931 Chicago IL Oriental Theatre T Variety 24 Nov 31 p34
25- A battle of bands with F Henderson and McKinney's Cotton Pickers. This was reported more a novelty than a jazz battle as each band had its own following. 1 5/4/93

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JAN 1932




Query- It was stated in the Chicago Defender 16 Jan 32 p7 that "Duke Ellington was on the air for a wel-known cigaret firm lastweek in place of the company's regular orchestra." Was this a Camel program?
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FEB 1932 New York NY Cotton Club C CD 6 Feb 32 p7 R
Query- It was reported that DEO enroute to the West Coast the latter part of February, played in Salt Lake City UT & The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco CA?
09- /Victor Studio recording session.
11- /Brunswick Studio recording session.
13- 13- DE, enro
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MAR 1932 San Francisco CA Orpheum Theatre T Variety 23 Feb 32 p10
11 thru 31- During this run DE Lawrence Brown, who was a 'house man' at Frank Sebastian's Cotton Club in Culver City, joined DEO.
30 - /DE attended a testimonial dinner in his honor.
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APR 1932 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre T Los Angeles Daily News 1 Apr 32
14- Ralph Cooper was the other band at the NAACP Ball.
15 thru 21- DEO on the stage with Snake Hips Tucker, Bessie Dudley, Ivie Anderson, 4 Step Bros.
22- DEO was to have played at the annual "Miss Olympics " contest staged by the New York branch of the
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MAY 1932 Washington DC Howard Theatre T

07 thru 13- verified by Stanley Dance in his book "World of Swing" Scribners 1974
13- The regular Friday midnightshow was a benefit for the poor of Harlem.
29- The dance actually ran from midnight to 4 AM the 30th.
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JUN 1932



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17- (CD 25 Jun 32 p 9) states " DE's band returned to the Loop last Friday for a week's engagement at the Palace theatre."
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JUL 1932 Morton Grove IL Lincoln Tavern C Variety 21 Jun 32
Query- There is an unverified report that DEO played for four dances in the Chicago IL area 28 thru 31? Check Variety 21 Jun 32 to verify the opening date for the Lincoln Tavern engagement. 1 12/6/91

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AUG 1932 Michigan City IN Oasis Ballroom D CD 6 Aug 32 p7 R 89/3-6b 01 thru 08 - ( C D 30 Jul 32) stated that DEO played a ten day dance tour beginning 28 July before opening at the Castle Farms, a roadhouse in Cincinnati OH.
24- Query- The Minneapolis Tribune had no mention of this gig?
Query- (CD 6 Aug 32 p7) state
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SEP 1932




02 thru 08- This was a "combination" engagement where DEO played both in the Theatre and the houses' Ballroom.
19- /Columbia recording studios.
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OCT 1932 New York NY Capitol Theatre T New York Times 1 Oct 32 p 10 (ad)

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NOV 1932 Washington DC Fox Theatre T Variety 25 Oct 32
29 - Query- The Krazy Kat's Ball ran from 8pm to 2am? 1 11/22/91

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DEC 1932 Baltimore MD Hippodrome T

10 thru 16- verified by Stanley Dance in his book "World of Swing" Scribners 1974
27- Query- Determine the Akron OG newspaper.
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JAN 1933 New York NY Albee Theatre Brooklyn T New York Times 1 Jan 33 p4-x
08- The New York School of Music presented its award for the best composition of the year to DE for "Creole Rhapsody." Mayor O'Brian made the presentation.
14 thru 31- This engagement was for two weeks with an option to extend. DEO was the first black
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FEB 1933 St Louis MO Avalon Club C Variety 10 Jan 32 p50
22- Charity Dance and All Star Show to benefit the Brooklyn Home For Aged Colored People. 1 6/28/91 15- 286 16- 289 17- 290 15- 110 16- 111 17- 112 l 122
MAR 1933





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APR 1933 New York NY Cotton Club C/B The New Yorker 1 Apr 33 p8
08 thru 30- The New Yorker magazine reports only on the Cotton Club gigs. 22 thru 30- Since the Cotton Club Shows negan about 12:15 am and 2:00 am the Roseland Ballroom gigs, if they occurred, had to be earlier. There 1 5/5/94

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MAY 1933 New York NY Cotton Club C The New Yorker 29 Apr 33
09- /Brunswick Studios. 20 thru 31- The New Yorker 20 May reports Ethel Waters with DEO.
31- Closes the Cotton C
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JUN 1933 New York NY Capitol Theatre T NY Times (ad) p15
02- Sailed from New York NY for England on SS Olumpic. 09- Arrived Southampton ENG 12:30 pm. There was a reception at Jack Hylton's house. / 1 9/27/91

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JUL 1933 Liverpool ENG Empire Theatre #

02- 13- Decca Studios. 06- After the Empire show DEO played a dance at Green's Playhouse Ballroom.
10 thr
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AUG 1933 Paris FRA Salle Pleyel #

03- Sailed from Southampton ENG & arrived in New York on 8 Aug 33. on the SS Majestic.
09- Arrived New York NY.
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SEP 1933




Query- There is a conflicting report that DEO played the Majestic Theatre in Dallas TX the week beginning 22. After the last show a dance at the Peacock Terrace, Baker Hotel Dallas. The Ice Palace Dallas? two dances were scheduled (1 white & 1 colored 1 7/24/92 26- 309 26- 120 r 129
OCT 1933 Dallas TX Majestic Theatre T Var 30 Oct 33 p44
02- Query- Check Var 30 Oct 33 p44!
14 thru 18- The Majestic was San Antonio's finest theatre. It has a "colored section" in the balcony with a separate ticket booth, pop corn stand, etc. with the entrance on a side street in the rear.
19- DEO played fo
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NOV 1933




03- Don Alber, a cousin of Barney Bigard, hosted a party which DE attended. DE played several of his compositions including "Black Nocturne."
10 thru 16- Query - CD 12 Nov 33 p9 has DEO playing Loew's State Theatre in Chicago. Check CD 12 Nov 33 p9.
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DEC 1933 Chicago IL Regal Theatre T CD 2 Dec 33 p8 (ad)
Query- Chicago recording dates with DEO in Davenport IA. 1 9/4/93 04- 311 04- 121 l 132
JAN 1934 Kansas City MO Mainstreet Theatre T Variety 26 Dec 33 p41
Query- There is an unverified report that DEO played in late January gigs at the Mainstree Theatre in Kansas City MO?
Query:- Check Variety 26 Dec 33 p41 to determine DEO'c closing date 4 Jan 34.
12- Altho the verification does not give the exact day o
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FEB 1934 Akron OH Palace Theatre T Variety 6 Feb 34 p50 R
19- DEO arrives Los Angeles for a series of films. 1 1/1/94

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MAR 1934




17-\Academy Awards Banquet, DEO played and Will Rogers was master of Ceremonies. 1 1/1/94

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APR 1934 Los Angeles CA Paramount Theatre T Los Angeles Daily News 29 Mar 34
12- Belle Of The 90's.
12,17 & 23-- Recording Sessions at Victor Studios Hollywood
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MAY 1934





1 1/1/94 09- 323 09- 128 R 137
JUN 1934




29- There was a Welcome Back To New York party at Small's Paradise. 1 1/4/94

L 138
JUL 1934 New York NY Capitol Theatre/ T/D New York Times 01 Jul 34
01- / Small's Paradise. 1 5/4/93

R 139
AUG 1934



89/2-6A 15- (CD 25A Aug 34 p6) stated that "Rowdies Run Amuck at Duke Ellington Dance."
18- DEO played for the Bud Billiken's Annual Picnic.
19- There is a question whether this concert was performed earlier since DEO was in Chicago IL on 18. However, at that
1 5/9/94

L 140
SEP 1934 Bemus Point NY The Casino D DEMS 89/2-6a 01- 89/2-6a
1 6/28/91 12- 325 12- 130 R 141
OCT 1934 New Haven CT College Theatre T New Haven Republic 3 Oct 34
01 thru 04- New Haven CT Register 3 Oct 34 states that DEO "is appearing at a theatre here".
05 thru 11- verified by Stanley Dance in his book "World of Swing" Scribners 1974.
1 6/28/91

L 142
NOV 1934




01 thru 08- Assuming a one week engagement at the Century Theatre it is not certain whether it began on 1 Nov or 2 Nov.
12- DEO played a one hour broadcast from Station WjSV to benefit the Community Chest Drive.
15- Query- Check Variety 13 Nov 34 p51 w
1 6/23/94

R 143
DEC 1934 Washington DC Howard Theatre T Washington Star 29 Nov 34
07 thru 13- This week Freddie Jenkins retired from active playing with a lung ailment. Louis Bacon temporarily took over Freddie Jenkins chair.
27- Louis Bacon was left behind when DEO left for Chicago. Rex Stewart, who had played with Fletcher and Ho
1 12/11/91

L 144
JAN 1935 Chicago IL Oriental Theatre T Variety 1 Jan 35 p132

1 1/1/94 09- 329 09- 131 R 145
FEB 1935 Kansas City MO Mainstreet Theatre T Kansas City Star 1 Feb 35 (ad)
14- A party honoring Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington was held at Tony's Tavern, 52 W. 41st Street, Chicago Il.
15- It was reported in Kensington PA that William Cullen 22 confessed that he had raided DE's wardrobe and was sentenced to 30 days in the
1 8/22/94

L 146
MAR 1935 New York NY Savoy Ballroom D AN 23 Feb 35 05- 88/5-1a 01- This was the "Scottsboro Ball", a benefit dance, that DE might have participated alone.
15- Query- There is a question about this gig.
18- Listed as a Negro Dance.
Query- Gigs at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland OH, without specific dates, have been r
1 7/25/92 05- 333 05- 132 R 147
APR 1935 Lexington KY
#D Torrington CT Register 21 Mar 35
01- The concert was for whites & the dance was for coloreds only. 05- The concert was for whites & the dance was for coloreds only.
09- The Bal
1 6/23/94 30- 337 30- 133 L 148
MAY 1935




02- A colored dance at which a block of 1,000 seats were reserved for white spectators.
12- Eastwood Park Ballroom Dance for 1 week? (Detroit MI Times 12 May 35)
25- Query-Check verification.
1 5/9/94

R 149
JUN 1935




07 thru 8 & 10 thru 13- DEO with Ivie Anderson billed as "The California Songbird". Also Snake Hips Tucker & an all coloraed revue "Harlem Speaks".
14- The dance, sponsored by Phi Alpha Nu, was from 9:30 pm to 2:00 am.
27- Sylvan Capitol Beach Ballroo
1 4/23/93

L 150
JUL 1935




05- This was a dance for blacks only.
08-This was a dance for whites only.
12- The newspaper's headline in announcing the gig was "Colored Band Coming Here".
1 3/19/93

R 151
AUG 1935




14- Policemen's Ball.
26 thru 31- Query- There is a question whether this engagement was from 23 thru 29.
1 5/4/93 19- 341 19- 134 L 152
SEP 1935 Pittsburgh PA Savoy Ballroom D PC 31 Aug 35 p7
02- Benefit Arctic Avenue Branch Y.M.C.A. 1 6/28/91 12- 344 12- 135 R 153
OCT 1935





1 3/10/91

L 154
NOV 1935




27- Annual DeMolay Thanksgiving Eve Ball. 1 1/1/94

R 155
DEC 1935




14- Query- It has been stated that DEO played a benefit dance at the Rockland Palace, New York NY? 1 6/28/91

L 156
JAN 1936




01-11- Query- There is a question as to the closing date of the Regal engagement.
23- Earl Hines entertained 40 stage & society notables in honor of Duke Ellington, Ivie Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Lawrence Brown, Harry Carney, Sonny Greer a
1 6/2/93 20- 340 20- 136 R 157
FEB 1936




21- DEO and Leo Reisman's orchestra played for the finals of a dance contest that involved 200 couples before general dancing was permitted. 1 6/29/91 27- 354 28- 356 27- 137 28- 138 L 158
MAR 1936




21- Junior Prom. 1 9/15/92

R 159
APR 1936




25- DEO, a troupe of 20, traveled by train from Cincinnati OH to Bellefontaine OH where they were met and bussed to Marion.
30- This was a colored dance with white spectators.
Query- It has been stated that DEO played a dance at the Arcadia Ballroom, Det
1 1/4/94

L 160
MAY 1936 Indianapolis IN Lyric Theatre T


1 5/27/94
17- 139 29- 140 R 161
JUN 1936 Chicago IL J. Urban Room Congress Hotel H Variety 20 May 36 p13 & p41

1 6/29/91

L 162
JUL 1936




05- Palasades Amusement Park
10 thru 16- DEO with Ivie Anderson & 4 Step Bros.
1 7/25/92 17- 361
29- 365
17- 139
29- 140
R 163
AUG 1936





1 1/6/92

L 164
SEP 1936 Montreal QUE Loew's Theatre T Montreal Gazette 01 Sep 36
02- There was dancing on the stage after the regular show. No extras charge. Shows were at 1:00, 3:50, 6:35 & 9:20 pm.
1 6/29/91

R 165
OCT 1936




18 thru 20- For two nights DEO played at a place called "Streets Of All Nations."
On the second day the location was open to blacks for a special "Negro Day" at the Fair. Its highpoint was a coronation of several beauty queens presided over by DE.- Af
1 11/13/93

L 166
NOV 1936




21- A dance sponsored by the University of Texas Kappa Sigma fraternity.?Broadcast from Station KNOW.
26- All university ball attended by over 2,000 students. This is the first engagement of a Negro band on the campus of the University of Texas. It was
1 5/9/94

R 167
DEC 1936



23- 84/2-8a 02- DEO played for some 2,500 whites while 250 blacks were admitted to sit in the balcony. The band was brought to New Mexico for the first time by the ladies auxiliary of B'Nai Israel.
16- Recording session of Rex Stewart and His 52nd Street Stompers a
1 1/4/94 16- 368 19- 370 21- 374 16- 141 19- 142 21- 143 L 168
JAN 1937 Culver City CA F Sebastian's Cotton Club C Variety 9 Dec 36 p41 13- 84/2-8a 18- 84/2-8a 30- 84/2-8a 31- 84/2-8a 09- There was a MBS Parade of Bands broadcast with 17 bands participating. DEO was on for one half hour from Sebastian's Cotton Club. 12- Don Otis produce 1 11/21/92

R 169
FEB 1937 Oakland CA McFadden Ballroom D
01- 84/2-8a 09- 84/2-8a 07- The Tacoma WA gig was cancelled because the weather between San Jose CA & Tacoma WA was so bad (cold & snow) that the train couldn't make it. In fact they were also late for their engagement in Seattle on the 9th!
Query- A prom at the University of
1 5/4/93

L 170
MAR 1937



05- 84/2-2a 18-84/3-12b
-- - 87/3-2a
07- The other bands participating in the Battle of Bands at the Savoy Ballroom were Chick Webb & Noble Sissle .
15- New
1 5/27/94 05- 377 08- 381 05- 147
08- 148
18- 149
R 171
APR 1937 New York NY Cotton Club C The New Yorker 27 Mar 37

1 6/29/91 09- 385 22- 388 29- 390 09- 150
22- 151
29- 152
L 172
MAY 1937 New York NY Cotton Club C The New Yorker 01 May 37
21- A CBS shortwave radio broadcast to England.
23- New York Times radio log "11 PM News - Ellington Orchestra."
30- There was a midnight Benefit Show at the Apollo Theatre for the Harlem Children's Aid Society.
1 5/15/94 14- 394 20- 396 14- 153
20- 154
R 173
JUN 1937 New York NY Cotton Club C The New Yorker 29 May 37 12- 85/2-7a 18 thru 24- Verified by Stanley Dance in his book "World of Swing" Scribners 1974.
24- After the Apollo Theatre engagement DEO played 3 other one-nighters in the local area. Specific locations, venue and dates are not known.
1 12/18/91 08- 399 16- 402 08- 155
16- 156
L 174
JUL 1937 New York NY Loew's State T New York Times 01 Jul 37
03- There was a midnight show on this Saturday night. 23- Steel Pier.
25- This was the first time in the history of ther Arabian Gardens that a "race" band had appeared on th
1 8/15/94 07- 406 07- 157 R 175
AUG 1937 Chicago IL Palace Theatre T Variety 28 Jul p5

1 6/23/94

L 176
SEP 1937 Madison WI Orpheum Theatre T

Query- (CD 18 Sep 37 p9) states that there were a series of one nighters between the Newark NJ gig on the 17th and the opening at the Apollo Theatre in New York NY on the 24th.
1 12/13/91 20- 410 20- 158 R 177
OCT 1937 Washington DC Howard Theatre T WAA 2 Oct 37 p11 (ad)
11- Query- There is an unverified report that DEO played a dance at Roseland Ballroom in Taunton MA.
22- A Harvard- Dartmouth Ball in the Grand Ballroom.
26- A Cootie Williams and His Rugcutters recording session.
28- DE's father died.
1 6/19/93 26- 416 26- 159 L 178
NOV 1937




12- A dance for blacks from 9pm to 1am
13- The dance was for blacks from 10pm to 2am.
17- Query- Nothing in the Ashville paper!
29- DEO played for 1,00 black dancers on the theatre roof.
1 3/25/92

R 179
DEC 1937




02- In "Duke Ellington" by Barry Ulanov p191 a headline in the Memphis paper: "Duke's Band Breaks Precedent At Orpheum". DEO played an engagement at the Orpheum--the first colored attraction billed in a Main Street theatre.
18- This dance was a benefit
1 9/4/93

L 180
JAN 1938




16-At the Sunday Night Swing Concert at the Savoy Ballroom there were two bands, Chick Webb and Count Basie with DE and a few of his members participating.
22- /Sunday Night Swing Club.
1 6/29/91 13- 420 19- 423 13- 161
19- 162
R 181
FEB 1938




18- Junior Prom Class of 1939. Arthur Whetsol became ill at this gig which led to his retirement.
20- At Major Bowe's Show on CBS DE put in an appearance without his band. 26- This was also true for the Saturday
1 5/9/94 02- 429 24- 432 02- 163
24- 164
L 182
MAR 1938




Query- There is an unverified report that DEO played in Toronto ONT at an unspecified date in March.
05- Delta Gamma Phi sorority ball at an unspecified venue.
10- The New Yorker magazine confirms that DEO opened at the Cotton Club on this date with the
1 5/27/94 03- 434 28- 437 03- 165 24-165.0 28- 166 R 183
APR 1938 New York NY Cotton Club C The New Yorker 26 Mar 38 29- 85/4-4a
- 89/3-2a
10- DE played the piano at a program of gospel spirituals and jazz to benefit a local home for the aged.
11- Also Brunswick Studios.
1 5/27/94 04- 441 11- 445 17- 173 04- 167
11- 168
17- 168.3 24- 168.0
L 184
MAY 1938 New York NY Cotton Club Cb The New Yorker 30 Apr 38
08- Brooklyn Urban League Benefit/WMAC Harlem Review .
08- WMAC Harlem Review.
11- Madison Square Garden's Community Rally for the Greater New York Fund.
1 5/27/94
01- 164.4 05- 172
08- 168.1 15- 168.5 22- 168.2 29- 168.6
R 185
JUN 1938 New York NY Cotton Club C

12- /Saturday Night Swing Club.
18- DEO attracted 6,000 dancers at 50 cents each breaking Benny Goodman's 5,000 record.
13- Billboard reported that Johnny Hodges was out of the band during this period because of blood poisoning.
30- DE entered Wickerson
1 11/13/91 07- 448 20- 452 22- 456 07- 169 12-171.0
20- 170
22- 171
L 186
JUL 1938




01 thru 28- DE was in a hospital recovering from a hernia operation. He left the hospital on 15 Jul 38 and probably did no work with the band until 28 Jul 38.
28- DE was Master of Ceremo
1 6/29/91

R 187
AUG 1938 New York NY Vocalion Studios R
89/2-6a
89/3-9b
01- Johnny Hodges recording session.
02- Cootie Williams and His Rug Cutters recording session.
23-There were 25,000 attending the Durham NC dance in honor of Negro Elks.
24- Johnny Hodges recording sess
1 9/15/92 01- 460 02- 464 04- 468 09- 471 24- 475 01- 173
02- 174 04- 175
09- 176
24- 177
L 188
SEP 1938 Scranton PA Temple Ballroom D

01- There was a sort of battle of bands between DEO and an all-girl orchestra led by Rita Rio.
05- Labor Day Dance.
30- Verified by Stanley Dance in his book "World of Swing"-Scribners 1974.
1 6/29/91 02- 479 02- 178 R 189
OCT 1938 New York NY Apollo Theatre T Variety 5 Oct 38 p53 R 06- 85/4-4a ...- 89/3-2a 01 thru 06- Also verified by Stanley Dance in his book "World of Swing" Scribners 1974.
06-/The BBC-America Dances broadcast was the first Coast-to-Coast. It was also broadcast to Canada and by BBC short wave to London.
1 7/24/92

L 190
NOV 1938




23- The dance was put on by the Lion's Club of Toronto. Query- There is an unverified report that DEO was at the Roseland Ballroom in Kansas City MO in early November 1 11/23/91

R 191
DEC 1938



22- 83/4-4a 11- DE participated in a Negro Actors Guild Benefit.
17-Annual Christmas Basket Show with Louie Armstrong , Bill Robinson and Earl Hines..
1 6/29/91 19- 480 20- 483 21- 487 22- 491 19- 179 20- 179 21- 180 22- 181 L 192
JAN 1939 Montreal QE



03- Concert sponsored by Harlem Branch, Y M C A. 31- /The President's Birthday Ball? 1 7/23/92

R 193
FEB 1939 Hartford CT State Theatre T Variety 1 Feb 39 p43 R
10- Junior Prom in which DEO shared the band stand with Jimmie Lunceford's Orchestra.
11- NAACP Benefit.
1 12/18/91 27- 495 28- 499 27- 182
8- 183
L 194
MAR 1939



15- 85/3-2a -- - 85/4-4a
-- - 87/2-5a
15-America Dances shortwave to BBC. 20/21- Also Brunswick Studios. 1 11/13/93 08- 503 20- 505 20- 508 21- 512 21- 516 08- 184
20- 185 21- 186
R 195
APR 1939 Paris FRA


29- 87/2-5a 01- Press Conference.
04- Query- A review in Variety 19 Apr 39 page 48 by Hugo Speck would lead you to believe that there were only two concerts in Paris in April not four?
1 5/27/94 29- 519 29- 187
L 196
MAY 1939 Varberg SWE Nojesparken #
25- 84/1-5a 31- 84/1-5a 02- Sailed from Goteborg for London .
04- DEO sails back to the United States/ 10- Arrived NY. 11:00 pm. (N Y Times 10 May 39 p 47).
1 1/7/92

R 197
JUN 1939



26- 88/3-5b 15- Altho DEO was scheduled for a four week engagement at the Grand Terrace Chicago IL beginning this date the latter folded on 10 Jun due to poor business DEO was therefore rebooked for this period. 1 9/15/92 02- 521 06- 525 08- 529 12- 533 22- 537 02- 188
06- 189
08- 190
12- 191
22- 192
L 198
JUL 1939 Akron OH Palace Theatre T Variety 7 Jun 39 p33
19- Dance sponsored by Indinapolis Negro Press Club was the scene of plenty of action when 11 squad cars were called to quell fisticuffs between two prominate negro politicians. A record of the affair was not on the police blotter. 1 5/27/94
26- 193 R 199
AUG 1939 Boston MA Ritz-Carlton Hotel H Variety 2 Aug 39 p42
18- Query- Jane Vollmer has DEO in Salem MA not NH?
19- Bill Board 19 Aug 39 p13 had DEO playing a dance at Lake Pearl in Wrentham MA.
1 1/1/94 28- 541 28- 194 L 200
SEP 1939 New York NY Vocalion Studios R


1 6/19/93 01- 543 01- 195 R 201
OCT 1939 Pittsburgh PA Savoy Ballroom D
20- 79/4-3a 14 ,16 & 22- Columbia & Vocalion Studios.
15- Junior League Ball with 1,800 attending.
20- Jimmy Blanton joined the band. 28- /Young
1 6/30/91 14- 547 14- 552 16- 556 16- 557 14- 196
16- 197
L 202
NOV 1939 St. Louis MO Coronado Hotel Club Caprice H Variety 25 Oct 39 p20 01- 79/4-3a 20-Hotel Employee's Union Ball.
22- University of Chicago Dance.
24- Young Man With a Band.
30- This was the second time in the history of the hall that a colored dance was allo
1 5/27/94 22- 560 22- 563 22- 198
24- 197.0
R 203
DEC 1939




15- Benefit Dance for the Shady Side Hospital.
31- New Year's Eve Dance.
Query- Tempo 25 Dec 39 p6 had the following entry: "Duke Ellington has been around Midwest with Chicago dates 20th (Eden Club)
1 2/10/92

L 204
JAN 1940



09- 88/3-5b 18-In Music Is My Mistress p 477 there is a photograph of the City Hall of Milwaukee WI saluting DE in lights on January 18 1940 ? Should this be January 18 1960?
20- Jazz Battle with Tony Pastor.
1 5/27/94
08- 200
09- 201
12- 200
R 205
FEB 1940




07- Variety 7 Feb 40 p 34 states that DEO dropped Billy Taylor & added Ben Webster .
12- DE was in Baltimore MD taking part in a benefit.
1 1/4/94 13- 565 14- 568 14- 568a 15- 571 13- 202
14- 202
15- 203
L 206
MAR 1940 West Lafayette IN Purdue Univ Memorial Union D Variety 21 Feb 40 p32 06- 83/4-4a 15- 83/4-4a 16- 83/3-7b 18- 83/3-7b 08- /Victor Studio A.
1 7/23/92 06- 40-10 15- 40-11
16- 40-12
06- 204
15- 205
R 207
APR 1940 Seattle WA Show Box C Variety 28 Feb 40 p35

1 11/23/91

L 208
MAY 1940 San Diego CA Mission Beach Ballroom D San Diego Union 27 Apr 40
01- Arthur Whetsol died.
09- This was a critical review by William Allen White.
27- DE and members of his band together with Ivie Anderson were honored guests at Skoller's Swingland cafe."
1 12/13/91 04- 583 28- 585 04- 206 28- 207 R 209
JUN 1940 Charleston WV Armory D Variety 22 May 40 p48 07- 86/1-3a 12- 85/4-4a 13-
thru
17- 86/1-3a
21-
thru
24- 86/1-3a 28- 86/1-3a 29- 89/2-6a
01- Query- Check Variey since it was reported that the band had erroniously gone to West Virginia and was late for the early afternoon gig in Washington DC on 02.
02-The Howard Theatre Washington DC show was the first swing concert.
1 8/1/94 12- 40-16 12-208.0 L 210
JUL 1940



02- 86/1-3a 03- 86/1-3a 04- 86/1-3a 08- 86/1-3a 10- 86/1-3a 12- 86/1-3a 15- 86/1-3a 19- 86/1-3a 24- 83/3-7b 26- 87/4-5a 29- 85/2-11 31- 85/2-11 04- This was a colored concert/dance with 1,200 black dancers and 700 white listeners.
19- Query- It seems odd that DEO played this gig and an identical location and venue exactly one month earlier. Check for verifications.
Query- Check Variety 22 Ma
1 8/27/94 22- 40-18 24- 40-19 26- 40-20 22- 209
24- 210 26-210.1 29-210.1
R 211
AUG 1940 New York NY New York World's Fair @ CD 3 Aug 40 p11. 17- 85/2-11 -- - 85/3-3
19- 85/2-11 -- - 85/3-3
01- The presentation at the New York Worlds Fair included a jam session with Charlie Barnet.
04 thru 10- DEO was the first colored band ever booked
1 5/27/94 17- 40-20y
19- 40-20z

L 212
SEP 1940



06- 83/2-3b 07- 81/1-3a 08- 85/3-3 10- 83/2-3b 11- 83/2-3b
-- - 85/4-4b 12- 83/2-3b 13- 83/2-3b 21- 85/2-11
-- - 85/3-3
26- 85/2-11
-- - 85/3-3 27
-- -85/3-3
05- MBS In Chicago Tonight broadcast.
06- For opening night at the Hotel Sherman DE O changed their theme to "Sepia Panorama."
09- MBS Your Music I.Q. with DE..
12- /V
1 5/27/94 05- 40-21 05- 40-22 06- 40-23 07- 40-24 09- 40-25 10- 40-26 11- 40-27 12- 40-28 13- 40-29 05- 211
06- 212 10-212.0 11-212.2 12-212.4 13-212.5
R 213
OCT 1940 Chicago IL (off day) R CD 26 Oct 40 p13 03- 83/2-3b 17- 83/4-4a 28- 83/4-4a 01, 07, 17 & 28- Victor Studio A.
04 thru 10- Variety 4 Sep 40 p43 states DEO played the Oriental Theatre Chicago Il for a week.
1 5/27/94 01- 40-39 03- 40-40 05- 40-41 17- 40-42 28- 40-43 01- 213
03- 214
05- 214.o 17- 215
28- 216
L 214
NOV 1940 Muncie IN Field House D Muncie Morning Star 2 Nov 40 R 02- 87/4-5a
02 -88/4-6b
07- 81/1-3a
Query- 02- A question has been raised whether the Club Caprice was in Chicago IL
Query- 05- The Grand Forks Herald stated that DE had an "18-piece dance band.
Only 15 plus two vocalists were reported the next night at Winnipeg.
06-DEO was the 1st All N
1 1/4/94 02- 40-44 02- 40-45 02- 40-46 07- 40-47 11- 40-48 02- 217
07- 218
11- 219
R 215
DEC 1940 New York NY Flatbush Theatre Brooklyn T Variety 27 Nov 40 p40 28- 83/4-4a 28- At the dance at the Savoy Ballroom DE was crowned the No. 1 band for winning the Chicago Defender Popularity Contest He wrote and introduced a new song titled "Coronation Stomp" for the occasion. The dance was also for the Goodfellow Club's Char 1 7/23/92 28- 40-49 28- 220 L 216
JAN 1941



01- 90/3-2b 03- DE made a guest appearance on a KHJ Broadcast "The Lamplighter."
15- 'Take The 'A' Train' was first recorded . Standard Radio Transcriptions. 16- /Kraft Music Hall.
1 11/22/91 15- 671 16- 41-2 28- 41-3 15- 221
16- 222
28- 223
R 217
FEB 1941 Culver City CA Casa Manana C Variety 27 Nov 40 p40 13- 85/3-3 15- 85/3-8b 09- /Station KHJ
11- /Station KHJ
13- /Station KHJ
20-/Station KHJ
1 4/17/93 14- 41-6 15- 622 16- 41-9 15- 224
16- 224.0
L 218
MAR 1941 Sacramento CA Sweet's Ballroom D Variety 12 Feb 41 p84 21- 83/3-7b thru
25- 83/3-7b
08- University of Washington Junior Prom.
11- DE appeared in David Spence's (Department Store) record dept.( noon to 1:30 pm).
26/27- Although the
1 1/4/94

R 219
APR 1941




01 thru 07- Query- Benny Aasland has DEO at Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles these dates, Check Varuety 09 Apr 41!
30- Cotton Picker's Carnival.
1 5/22/91

L 220
MAY 1941



22- 85/4- 4a 29- 80/3-2b -- - 81/1-3a
-- - 88/3-7b
02/03- The benefits were for the 7th Annual Pine Street YMCA Boys Camp Benefit Circus. Query- No ads in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
18- DEO arrived Chicago IL from Crawfordsville IN at 5am and by 7am was on its way to California.
20- DEO arrived Los
1 5/4/93 14- 627 14- 225 R 221
JUN 1941 South Gate CA Trianon Ballroom D
02- 82/3-5 12- 85/3-4 15- 85/4-4a 18- 85/4-4a 22- 85/4-4a 05- /Victor Studios.
09- /Salute To Canada Lee.
11 thru 18- /Station KHJ
1 5/27/94 02- 41-16 05- 629 09- 41-18 12- 41-24 26- 633 02- 226
05- 227 09-220.0
12-230.0
26- 228
L 222
JUL 1941



05- 85/3-4 04- DE and Dorothy Dandridge made a guest appearance on KHJ broadcast "The Lamplighter."
10 thru 31- "Jump For Joy".
Query- Check with Pat Willard which night "Jump For Joy
1 11/22/91 02- 635 03- 639 03- 643 02- 229 03- 230 R 223
AUG 1941 Los Angeles CA Mayan Theatre/ @ Variety 27 Aug 41 p50 29- 85/4-4a During the "Jump For Joy" run DEO had the following outside activities:
17- /Standard Radio Transcriptions.
20- Casa Manana, Los Angeles CA battle of music with Charlie Barnet.
21- A party was thrown by Charlie Barnet for DE and his men.
24- The First An
1 6/30/91

L 224
SEP 1941 Los Angeles CA Mayan Theatre/NBC Studios @/B Variety 17 Sep 41 p58 01- 87/1-2b -- - 87/2-1a 05- 85/3-4 17- 87/3-2a 01 thru 27- "Jump For Joy".
01- /Salute To Labor.
05- /Jubilee.
0
1 8/5/90 05- 41-25 06- 41-26 17- 41-27 26- 647 29- 650 17- 233
26- 234
29- 234
R 225
OCT 1941




09- Bing Crosby's Kraft Music Hall. 1 10/12/90 09- 41-30 09- 235 L 226
NOV 1941 Los Angeles CA Mayan Theatre C Bednny Aasland 19- 81/1-2a
1 10/12/90

R 227
DEC 1941




03- Standard Radio Transcriptions.
07- Dorothy Bigard, Barney's wife, recalls that her husband called her from a rehearsal in Eugene OR to tell her about Pearl Harbor.
Quiery- During December DEO made film recording called "Soundies" for MGM in their
1 1/1/94 02- 654 03- 673 02- 237
03- 238
L 228
JAN 1942 Kansas City MO Main Street Theatre T Kansas City Star 1 Jan 42 (ad)
01 thru 08- Query- There is a question whether DEO played the Mainstreet the full week since it has been reported that the Mainstreet closed during the engagement because of financial problems. It would appear that the closing occurred on the fifth day 1 8/19/93 21- 658 21- 241 R 229
FEB 1942 Detroit MI Paradise Theatre T Variety 31 Dec 41 p40
23- Dance sponsored by the Esquire Club. 1 6/19/93 26- 661 26- 242 L 230
MAR 1942 Washington DC Howard Theatre T WAA 28 Feb 42 p15 (ad)

1 9/4/93

R 231
APR 1942 South Gate CA Trianon Ballroom D Variety 25 Mar 42 p42

1 8/23/89

L 232
MAY 1942 South Gate CA Trianon Ballroom D Variety 25 Mar 42 p42 02- 81/1-3a 09- The Washington DC Tribune reported that "Ray Manse, a recent addition to Duke Ellington's Orchestra, plays violin and also sings and dances"!
19- Altho the Golden Gate Theatre engagement began on the 19th ac
1 5/27/94 02- 42-3 07- 42-4 02-242.0 R 233
JUN 1942




06- DE also appeared at Kelly's on Seymour Street to autograph records sold there..
27- This was a swing shift dance from 1:00 am to
1 12/31/92 26- 664 26- 246 L 234
JUL 1942



19- 85/3-4 26- 85/3-4 01 - 07- Barney Bigard leaves DEO prior to their departure for Denver.
09- Check Denver Post 09 Jul 42 since The International Musician stated the 10th was opening night.
10- Chancey Haughton replaced Barney Bigard.(CD 25 Jul 42 p11).
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AUG 1942 Chicago IL Hotel Sherman Panther Room H Chicago Times 12 Jul 42 07- 85/3-4 08- 85/3-4 11- 85/3-4 13- 85/3-4 Note: According to the Chicago Defender (22 Aug 42 p12) an attempt was made to revive the revue "Jump for Joy" in Chicago. Unfortunately nothing materialized.
Query- According to the Chicago Defender 29 Aug 42 DEO left Chicago for Cleveland IN Tuesday 2
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SEP 1942 Cleveland OH Palace Theatre T Variety 29 Jul 42 p 40?
14- Harold "Shorty" Baker joins DEO. In an ad for the dance at White City in (CD 5 Sep 42 p12) it was announced that a Special Talent Audition would be conducted by DE from 9pm to 10:30pm This must have been inconnection with the unsuccessful attempt 1 1/4/94

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OCT 1942 Los Angeles CA MGM Lot Hollywood @

01 thru 08- DEO was rehearsing & filming "Cabin In The Sky".
03- The Hollywood Canteen (formerly the Rancho Grande) opens with Rudy Vallee, Kay Kyser & DEO.
09- A
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NOV 1942 Madison WI

Smithsonian Itinerary-1942 19- 81/1-2a -- - 81/1-3a
-- - 81/3-2a -- - 83/1-1b 20- 81/1-2a
06- Jimmy Britton joins DEO.
19- AFRS Spotlight Bands.
Query- Check out the Fort Dix broadcast.
1 5/27/94 19- 42-39 19- 253 R 239
DEC 1942 Baltimore MD Royal Theatre T Variety 18 Nov 42 p28? 02- 84/3-6a 11/13- Frank Sinatra was on the bill with DEO.
17- R I State College Jr Prom.
25- Spotlight Bands.
25- Ole Nielson guesses that the DEO for a NBC Blue Broadcast sponsored
1 5/27/94 17- 42-40 25- 42-41 17- 254 L 240
JAN 1943 Hamilton ONT Royal Connaught Hotel D Hamilton Spectator 29 Dec 42 06- 85/2-5b 23- 79/5-3a -- - 87/3-2a 28- 85/2-5b 18- DE received a trophy on the "Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street" NBC network musical show.
22- Rehearsals for Black, Brown & Beige to be premiere the next day at Carnegie Hall. It is not known what else went on at the Rye High School.
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FEB 1943 Worcester MA Plymouth Theatre T Variety 20 Jan 43 p46 02- 85/2-5b 06/07- Lionel Hampton filled in for Sonny Greer who was seriously ill. (Variety 10 Feb 43 p33).
20- The concert was performed with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.
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MAR 1943 Boston MA Keith's RKO Theatre T Variety 3 Mar 43 p40
06- /CBS broadcast was a salute to the Negro Press.
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APR 1943 New York NY Hurricane Restaurant C Variety 31 Mar 43 p36 03- 79/3-2a -- - 80/1-7
-- - 80/3-6 07- 85/3-4 24- 85/3-4
01 thru 30- During the month DE and/or DEO participated in the following outside commitments:
06- Red Cross Benefit Madison Square Garden New York NY
26- DE received the James Weldon Johnson Society award at NYU (Variety 28 Apr 43 p48).
30- DE received
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MAY 1943 New York NY Hurricane Restaurant C/@ The New Yorker 01 May 43 28- 85/3-4 01 thru 31- During the month DE and/or DEO participated in the following outside commitments:
01- DEO participated in a War Bond Rally on the Mall in Central Park New York NY. (Variety 28 Apr 43 ).
1 5/27/94 01- 43-28 01- 43-29 02- 43-30 30- 43-52 01- 261 02- 262 R 245
JUN 1943 New York NY Hurricane Restaurant C The New Yorker 29 May 43 07- 85/3-4 20- 79/2-9b 27- 79/2-9b 01 thru 30- During the month DE and/or DEO participated in the following outside commitmentss:
04- DE appeared at a benefit at the Academy of Music, Brooklyn.
07- Madison Square Garden New York Negro Freedom Rally.
17- /The recording session took place
1 5/27/94 02- 43-54 03- 43-55 04- 43-56 05- 43-57 06- 43-58 17- 43-70 19- 43-71 20- 43-74 27- 43-82 06- 264 L 246
JUL 1943 New York NY Hurricane Restaurant C The New Yorker 26 Jun 43 11- 80/1-2a 01 thru 31- During the month DE and/or DEO participated in the following outside commitments:
06- WMCA "Jumpin' Jive" broadcast.
07- Variety 7 Jul 43 p50 reviews DE
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AUG 1943 New York NY Hurricane Restaurant C The New Yorker 31 Jul 43 14- 80/1-2a 27- 82/3-5 13- Ben Webster leaves DEO. [DESOR 66-67 p.xxv) Elbert "Skippy" Williams took his place.
29- MBS "Pastel Period."
Query- Al Hibler joins DEO this month? KS says mid May.
Query- There is an unverified report that DEO braodcast from the Hurricane Restau
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SEP 1943 New York NY Hurricane Restaurant Cb The New Yorker 28 Aug 43 04- 82/3-5 05- 82/3-5
23- 91/1/2
05- /Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street. DE only.
19- DE was a guest on the MBS broadcast Night Clubs For Victory.
24- Variety 15 Sep 43 p46 reported that DEO played a
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05- 270
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OCT 1943 Wilmington DE Armory D Billboard 28 Aug 43 p13 03- 82/3-5 02 thru 13- Metronome Oct 43 p18 stated that DE after a concert in Philadelphia PA 30 Sep played a series of one-nighters which included Newark NJ
14 thru 31- Peg Leg Bates, Deep River Boys and Lena Horne were a part of the stage show. Three members of
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NOV 1943 New York NY Capitol Theatre T New York Times 01 Nov 43 p13 (ad) 08- 81/1-2a -- - 81/1-4a -- - 84/3-8
-- - 87/3-2a 09- 80/2-1b -- - 84/3-8
-- - 87/3-2a 11- 87/4-2a
01 thru 10- Peg Leg Bates, Deep River Boys and Lena Horne were a part of the stage show. Three members of DEO Harold Baker, Junior Raglin & Nat Jones were replaced by Dizzy Gillespie, John Simmons & Otto Hardwick for the Capitol Theatre gigs. (Variety 1 5/9/94 08- 43-178 09- 43-179 27- 43-181 08- 278 08- 279 08- 283 09- 278 09- 279 09- 283 27- 280 R 251
JAN 1944 Chicago IL Hotel Stevens H Variety 19 Jan 44 p58 R
01 thru 27- DEO played in the newly redecorated Boulevard Room of the Hotel Stevens which had been closed for seven years. .
19- There was an All-American Jazz Concert at the Philharmonic Auditorium with DEO, Billie Holiday
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FEB 1944 St. Louis MO Fox Theatre T Variety 2 Feb 44 p21 R
11 Wini Johnson joined DEO at the Palace Theatre. Herb Jeffries replaced Al Hibbler this week.
25- Lansing MI State Journal ? College Auditorium Dance? 28-/CBS broadcast at a
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MAR 1944 Columbus OH Palace Theatre T Variety 19 Jan 44 30- 84/1-1 08- Duke made guest appearance as a lecturer Paine Hall Harvard University Boston MA. (Variety 15 Mar 44 p53)
09- Duke made guest appearance as a l
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APR 1944 New York NY Hurricane Restaurant Cb The New Yorker 01 Apr 44 02- 81/1-3a 08- 84/1-1 13- 81/1-3a -- - 81/5-2b 21- 81/1-3a
01 thru 30- During the Hurricaine engagement DE and/or DEO engaged in the following outside activities:
02- /Fats Waller Memorial Concert. Query Was DE there?
08- DEO participated
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MAY 1944 New York NY Hurricane Restaurant C The New Yorker 29 Apr 44 26- 82/4-1b 27- 81/1-3a 31- 82/3-4 -- - 82/4-1b -- - 87/4-7 01 thru 31- During the month DE and/or DEP participated the following outside assignments:
14- DE played piano and Paul Draper danced at a benefit recital for the Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee at Carnegie Hall.
29- DE discussed juvenille delinquency wit
1 5/27/94 05- 44-18 06- 44-19 07- 44-20 20- 44-24 21- 44-25 24- 44-26 25- 44-27 27- 44-28 31- 44-29 05- 289 06- 290 07- 291 20- 293 21- 294 24- 295 26- 297 27- 296 31- 298 R 257
JUN 1944 New York NY Hurricane Restaurant Cb The New Yorker 27 May 44 06- 84/1-1 03-NBC broadcast "Music America Loves Best".
05- Coleman Hawkins gave a party for DEO at the Downbeat Club 07- DEO pulls out of Hurricane because a newly enacted 30% entertainment tax made
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JUL 1944 Rochester NY Sports Arena D Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 Jun 44 08- 81/1-3a 03- The band showed up at 9 PM but their instruments didn't get there until after
08- /Newark NJ Laurel Gardens with an NBC Spotlight Bands broadcast.
11 pm. The orchestra had come from Buffalo NY and had to change trains in NYC and the instruments we
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AUG 1944 vacation



01 thru 14- Altho the band was on a two week vacation:
02- DE was guest on The Mildred Bailey Show broadcast CBS in New York NY 12- DE came from New York NY just to attend the Bud Billikin
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SEP 1944 Philadelphia PA Earle Theatre T Philadelphia News 30 Aug 44
01- Cat Anderson joined DEO. Stanley Dance's "World of Duke Ellington" p152. 1 11/23/91

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OCT 1944 Chicago IL Downtown Theatre T Chicago Times 27 Sep 44
13- Minneapolis Star MN Journal 27 Sep 44 has DEO at the Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre for a week?
27- An unverified statement has DEP at Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis
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NOV 1944 Cincinnati OH Ezzard Charles Coliseum D The International Musician 20- 84/4-2a 29- 84/4-8b 10 thru 12- At the 3 dance dates at the Coliseum in Chicago IL 3 other groups also played: Walter Dyett, the Dukes of Swing & Dr. Jive Cadillac.
Query- Check out Cat Anderson's statement that DEO was in Canton OH when he took over Rex Stewart's solo on
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DEC 1944 Newark NJ Graham Hall/Victor Studios D/R
11- 85/2-5b 17- 87/2-1b 19- 79/4-4a 17- DE was a guest on the radio NBC broadcast "Music America Loves Best."
19- This was the 3rd Carnegie Concert.
20 th
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JAN 1945



03- 84/3-8 17- 82/3-2b -- - 87/3-2a
-- - 87/4-4b 18- 81/1-3a
02/03- World Transcriptions.
17- Second Annual Esquire All American Jazz Concert. DEO with Coleman Hawkins, Art Tatum, Al Casey & Billie Holiday./ABC broadcast of the
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FEB 1945 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Theatre T


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MAR 1945 open


05- 85/2-5b 19- 87/2-1b -- - 87/2-6b 25- 81/1-3b -- - 82/1-1a
-- - 82/3-5
-- - 85/3-2b
03/04 & 07- Query- There is a question regarding these dates. It has been stated that DEO was in Culver City at the Club Manana but no verification.
03- /AFRS Eddie Condon Recording.
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APR 1945



07- 81/1-6
-- - 81/2-2b
-- - 81/4-4a
-- - 82/3-5
-- - 88/1-4a
14- 81/1-6 19- 83/1-1b 21- 81/1-4a -- - 81/2-2b
-- - 81/5-4a
-- - 85/4-4b 22- 81/3-2a
06- Also MBS.
07 , 21 & 28- /ABC Treasury Show.
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MAY 1945 New York NY 400 Restaurant/ C/R The New Yorker 14 Apr 45/Victor Studio 2 05- 81/2-3a 10- 80/2-1b 12- 80/2-1b -- - 81/2-3b
-- - 82/1-5a
-- - 84/1-5a
-- - 85/2-4b
-- - 85/4-4b
-- - 87/3-2a -
- - 87/3-2a 19- 81/2-3b 26- 80/2-1b
01- /Victor Studio 2.
12, 19 & 26- /ABC Treasury Show.
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12- 330
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JUN 1945 Chicago IL Regal Theatre T DETS #7 02- 81/4-4b 09- 81/4-4b -- - 84/1-5b
-- - 85/4-4b
-- - 87/4-5b 16- 81/5-4a 23- 79/5-3a -- - 80/2-1b
-- - 80/3-4a
-- - 81/5-4a
-- - 84/1-2a
-- - 84/1-5b
02- The Treasury Show was broadcast from the Percy Jones Hospital in Battle Creek MI.
09, 16, 23 & 30- /ABC Treasury Show.
10 thru 16- DEO received $6,500 for a six day run.
16- Query- There
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JUL 1945 New York NY Apollo Theatre T Variety 04 Jul 45 p59 07- 79/5-3a -- - 80/2-1b -- - 81/1-4a -- - 81/4-4a -- - 81/5-2b -- - 82/1-1a -- - 87/3-2a -- - 88/2-4a 14- 82/1-1a 21- 82/1-1a 28- 82/2-4a 07- About 4 AM DE played the piano at a birthday party for Timme Rosenkrantz. 07, 14, 21,& 28- /ABC Treasury Show. 1 1/1/94 07- 45-48 07- 45-49 14- 45-50 21- 45-52 24- 45-53 28- 45-54 30- 45-55 31- 45-56 07- 342 14- 343
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24- 345
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AUG 1945



01- 81/4-4a 04- 82/2-4a -- - 85/4-4b 07- 84/3-8 11- 82/2-4a 18- 82/4-2a 20- 84/3-8a 25- 82/4-2a -- - 88/1-4a 04, 11 & 18- ABC Treasury Show.
07- World Transcriptions.
26- Danceland Ballroom.
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SEP 1945 Philadelphia PA Earle Theatre/ RC Studio 6B T/B Metronome Sep 45 p16 01- 82/4-2a 08- 81/1-4a -- - 82/5-2a -- - 85/2-4b -- - 88/1-4a -- - 88/2-4a 15- 82/5-2a 21- 80/1-2a -- - 80/3-5a -- - 82/3-5 22- 81/1-6
-- - 82/5-2a
01. 08 & 22 /ABC Treasury Show.
06- DE attended Tommy Dorsey's opening at the 400 Restaurant in New York NY
Query- Variety 26 Sep 45 p52 reports "Cpl. Emil Brenkus, Pittsburg, bass player, recently returned from 18 months overseas with S' Sgt. Char
1 7/10/91 01- 45-63 08- 45-64 13- 45-65 15- 45-66 16- 45-67 20- 45-68 21- 45-69 22- 45-70 23- 45-71 23- 45-72 01- 353 08- 354 15- 355 16- 356 21-356.0 22- 357 23-357.0 26- 358 29- 360 R 273
OCT 1945 New York NY Zanzibar Restaurant C The New Yorker 29 Sep 45 04- 80/2-1b -- - 80/3-5a 06- 83/1-1a 07- 85/3-2a 13- 83/1-1a 18- 80/2-1b -- - 80/3-5a 20- 83/1-1a -- - 83/3-1a 22- 84/1-5a 27- 83/3-1a 28- 80/3-4b 06. 13. 20, 22 & 26- /ABC "Treasury Show."
08 thru 10- Sidney Catlett replaced Sonny Greer .
08- Victor recording session.
07 thru 13- Bassist Junior Raglinleft DEO for Ray Nance's band. He was r
1 1/1/94 01- 45-76 04- 45-77 06- 45-78 07- 45-79 08- 45-80 10- 45-81 11- 45-82 13- 45-83 15- 45-85 18- 45-86 06- 361 07-361.0 08- 362 10- 363 13- 364 20- 365 27- 367 L 274
NOV 1945 New York NY Zanzibar Restaurant C The New Yorker 27 Oct 45 03- 83/3-1a 10- 80/3-4b -- - 83/3-1a 14- 81/4-4a 17- 83/3-1b 18- 81/1-2a 24- 81/1-6 m -- - 83/3-1b 03, 10, 17 & 24-/ABC Treasury Show.
11- DE appeared at a Negro Actors Benefit show at the Alvin Theatre, New York NY.
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DEC 1945 New York NY Zanzibar Restaurant C The New Yorker 01 Dec 45 26- 81/4-4a 06- "Page One Ball of 1945" of the Newspaper Guild of New York. In addition to DEO units of Eddie Condon, Hal McIntyre and Woody Herman appeared.
25- Duke Ellington and His Orchestra failed to show for a gig at the Mecca Temple in Pittsburg PA. The lo
1 1/1/94
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JAN 1946 Philadelphia PA Academy of Music # Philadelphia Inquirier 2 Jan 46 R
01 thru 03- Query- There is no record in Toronto newspapers of these gigs.
04- 4th Carnegie Hall Concert.
10- Leonard Feather's Esquire All American.
15-
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FEB 1946 Covington Ky Lookout House C Billboard 23 Feb 46 p26
16- DEO broadcast from the stage of the Paradise over CKLW and Mutual Network in addition to the regular stage show starting at 5:00 pm.. 1 11/7/91

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MAR 1946 Ottumwa IA Ottumwa Coliseum D Ottumwa Courier 27 Feb 46
16- "Teentimers Club" broadcast.28- Capitol Transcriptions.
28- Capitol Transcrliptions session
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APR 1946 New York NY Apollo Theatre T Metronome Feb 46 p12
07- 3 pm afternoon concert.
07&08- Query Billboard 13 Apr 46 p42 states that DEO played gigs on both days.
09 thru 16- Ray Nance rejoined DEO while latter was in Texas.(Metronome may 46 p16).
20 & 27- Treasury Shows.
Query- Check Chuck Waters for verific
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MAY 1946 Claremont NH



04- DEO played from 10pm until 3am for thia Green Key dance.
04, 11, 18 & 25- /Treasury Show Radio City Studios.
08 thru 31- S
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JUN 1946 New York NY Paramount Theatre T/B New York Times 01 Jun 46
01- Stump & Stumpy and The Mills Brothers were also in the stage show. Marion Cox is the new vocalist replacing Joya Sherrill.
01 & 08- /Treasury Show.
2
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JUL 1946 open



06 & 27- /Treasury Show.
11. 16 & 17- /Capitol Transcriptions.
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11- 389
16- 390
17- 391
27- 392
R 283
AUG 1946 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Theatre T Variety 22 May 46 p68 08 - 80/1-5b 26 - 88/4-6a 03, 17, 24, 31-/ Treasury Shows.
16- /Magic Carpet.
25- /DE was a guest so
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24- 397
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25- 400
26- 401 31- 402
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SEP 1946 Los Angeles CA Lincoln Theatre T Metronome Aug 46 p14
24- Query- There were no ads in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 1 1/1/94
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OCT 1946




03 thru 30- During the Aquarium Restaurant engagement DE was involved in the following:
07- NBC "Carnation Contented Hour" Accompanied by Percy Faith's orchestra DE previewed a section from the "Deep South Suite".
11- "Guest In The Nest"r adio program
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NOV 1946 Harrisburg PA Chestnut St Hill D

Query- It has been stated that Django Reinhardt was with DEO on the November 10 thru 20- on a Mid-West tour. DEO played:
16- AFRS The Teentimers Club.
17- Diango
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DEC 1946 Boston MA



05 ,11 & 18- Musicraft.
07- Django Reinhardt appeared with DEO.
14- "Twilight Alley" never caught on in rehearsal shows in New Haven CT. It was being re-styled by Ge
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11- 412
18- 411
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JAN 1947 Chicago IL Regal Theatre

T Variety 1 Jan 47 p42 R
10- Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Boston Pops orchestra, made a presentation of Esquire's Gold award to Ellington with kudos also for Harry Carney, baritone sax and Al Hibbler, vocalist. 1 11/22/93
07- 413 R 289
FEB 1947 Gary IN



Note- Variety 16 Apr 47 p49 reports the cancellation of a DEO gig at the Kiel Municipal Auditorium in St. Louis. The gig was to be a concert followed by a dance. The band waited for 30 minutes after the dance was supposed to start and packed their inst 1 1/30/92
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MAR 1947 Lancaster PA



10- This c oncert-dance was for colored only. Whites could be paid spectators.
15- North Carolina A & T State University
19 & 21- Query- Unable to verify at this date.
23 thru 1 Apr- A ten da y engagement at the Compoamor Theatre in Havana CUB fell
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APR 1947 Fort Myers FL McCollum Hall D Fort Myers News-Press 26 Mar 47 (ad)
86/1-3-L3 06- This dance was for negroes only.
19- Sonny Greer was in Chicago bedridden with pneumonia. Ed McConney, an exErskine Hawkins & Louis Armstrong drummer, replaced him.
23 thru 30- Buck & Bubbles and the Golden Gate Quartet were also on the bil
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MAY 1947 New York NY Paramount Theatre T New York Times 01 May 47
01 thru 20- Buck & Bubbles and the Golden Gate Quartet were also on the bill.
10- /Saturday Night Swing Session.
19- /Carnation Hour.
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19- 418
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JUN 1947 New London CT Ocean Beach Park D New London Day 31 May 47
01- Danceland Ballroom.
09/10- Capitol Transcriptions.
13- It is believed that this concert sponsored by The Bakers Dozen was rained out.
21- Query- KS says Edelweiss IL. Check out.
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10- 420
L 294
JUL 1947 Denver CO El Patio Ballroom Lakeside Pk D

25 &30- /AFRS Spotlight Bands.
21- Query- Was this the same concert as 22 Jul 47? Check verification.
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04- 422
09- 423 11- 424
25- 424.0 25- 424.1 30- 424.4
R 295
AUG 1947 Los Angeles CA Ciro's C/B Variety 16 Jul 47 p33
01- /AFRS Spotlight Bands.
08- DEO first negro band for a white dance in one of San Diego's two major ballrooms.
22- The Malkin Bowl was located in Stanley Park.
23- V
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SEP 1947 Los Angeles CA Columbia Studios Hollywood R

24 thru 30- There is a question about these dates since Waxworks & Desor have a DEO recording date in Los Angeles on the 29th & 30th?
Query- Variety 20 Aug 47 p45 states the 19 thru 21 was the first of three three day
1 11/23/91 823 827 01- 427 29- 428 30- 429 R 297
OCT 1947 Los Angeles CA Columbia Studios Hollywood R

Query- Variety 29 Oct 47 p50? reviews DEO's stage show at the Apollo, New York NY.
11- DEO was the first colored group to crack
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NOV 1947 Montreal QUE Coliseum D Montreal Gazette 3 Nov 47
07- Military Ball Purdue University
21- Terrace Ballroom
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11- 436
14- 437
18- 438
20- 439
R 299
DEC 1947 Covington KY Lookout House C DB 19 Nov 47 81/2-6 82/1-6 84/3-2 85/3-2 85/4-4 06- /AFRS King Cole Trio Time.
14- Afternoon concert. This is the first in Atlanta (Variety 10 Dec 47 p58).
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JAN 1948




11- There was both an afternoon & an evening concert.
20- The concert was schedule for 4:15pm but the band was so late it was rescheduled at 7:15pm. DEO was delayed in Des Moines IA.
29- Iowa State Teachers College. Oscar Pettioford & Alvin Raglin were
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FEB 1948





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MAR 1948 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre T


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APR 1948 Washington DC Howard Theatre T

02- DE was present only the 1st day of the Apollo engagement. DE was in the hospital for minor surgery. Billy Strayhorn directed the band and Mary Lou Williams sat in on piano. Variety 7 Apr 48 p51 reported that DE collapsed on a train from Washington 1 5/9/94

L 304
MAY 1948 New York NY Paramount Theatre T New York Times 01 May 48 (ad)
01 thru 18- With Four Step Brothers and Ella Fitzgerald.
Query- Variety 31 Dec 47 p? reports DEO will play Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre week of May15.
1 2/10/92

R 305
JUN 1948




04- DE hosted a cocktail party for the English press.
18- DE plays "I've Got A Sweetheart" a song he composed en route at a Friday night concert on the ship.
19- RMS "Media" arrives in Liverpool ENG.
21 thru 30- DE plus Ray Nance & vocalist Kay Davis
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L 306
JUL 1948 London ENG London Palladium @ Melody Maker - See NOTES
01 thru 03- DE with Ray Nance & Kay Davis acc. by resident Skyrockets Orchestra.
04 thru 08 & 09- DE with Ray Nance & Kay Davis acc by J. Fallon, M. Mitchell & T. Crombie.
01 thru 18-Melody Makes Ads in 26 Jun, 03, 10 & 17 Jul 48 editions.
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R 307
AUG 1948
Queen Elizazbeth
Melody Maker Jul 48
29- Danceland ballroom. 1 10/19/91

L 308
SEP 1948




08- Harvest Moon Ball 1 1/1/94

R 309
OCT 1948




08-/09- Northern State University. Gypsy Days Homecoming. Jack Towers states that while in Aberdeen SD. DE composed "Tattooed Bride" which he later called "Aberdeen" when calling out the number for the band to play.
22- Query- Check on the Variety 27
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L 310
NOV 1948 Washington DC Duke Ellington Club C Jack Towers 17- 82/2-4a
- 89/1-9b.
05- Query- Altho I have DEO playing a dance at the Union College Gridiron Ball in Schenectady NY with verification, Jack Towers states that DEO played the Duke Ellington Club in Washington DC for ten days beginning 01 Nov. He also says that Ben Webste 1 7/25/92
06- 445
13- 446
17- 448
22- 447
R 311
DEC 1948



10- 91/1-8b
1 7/2/91
29- 449 L 312
JAN 1949




Query- Variety 1 Dec 48 p44 states DEO into BlueNote (Chicago IL) for an all-time high of $5,500 for a jazz bistro. Check verification for date!
22 University of Colorado
27- Patricia Willard first meeting with DE. She joined the organization handling P
1 1/4/94

R 313
FEB 1949 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Empire C Variety 26 Nov 48 p23
01 thru 20- The Hollywood Empire was a nightclub.
06 & 09- /Just Jazz.
10- /Jubilee.
1 1/4/94
06- 452x 09- 453x 10-449.1 L 314
MAR 1949




Query- Variety 9 Feb 49 p46 has DEO playing a one-nighter at Los Alamos NM before returning East from California.
11- Benny Aasland has DEO playing a concert at the Shrine Auditorium in
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R 315
APR 1949




08 thru 14- It is assumed DEO engagement at the Cincinnati OH State Theatre lasted a week.
20 thru 30- While playing at the Paramount DEO had sev
1 10/18/91
29- 450 L 316
MAY 1949 New York NY Paramount Theatre T New York Times 01 May 49
01 thru 10- Billy Eckstine was with DEO.
02- DE was a guest soloist on the Herb Shriner Show.
13- Gettysburg University
28- After the concert DE and several members of the band were guests at the North Bay Golf Club. DE played several piano solos.
1 9/27/91

R 317
JUN 1949
free day
Benny Aasland
Query- DESOR has DEO in Los Angeles CA at the Hollywood Empire Hotel on 01/02. These dates appear to be based on AFRS Records JJ-81 & JJ-82.
09- DEO played to 1400 fans./DE received a Doctor of Music honorary degree. This was his first honorary degr
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L 318
JUL 1949 Chicago IL Regal Theatre T CD 02 Jul 49 p30 (ad)
10- Query- Check Variety 24 Aug 49 p39. Also check Kansas City Star10 Jul 49.
18 thru 24- The week before the Robin Hood Dell concert DEO rehearsed The Liberian Suite at Nola Rehearsal Studios in New York NY during the day. The band was off at night.
1 7/10/91

R 319
AUG 1949




Query- Were the Gateway Roadhouse & the Click Club engagements each one week in length? 1 11/23/91

L 320
SEP 1949 Philadelphia PA/NYC Click Club/Columbia Studios C/R Variety 17 Aug 49 p48
5, 6 & 7- Canadian National Exhibition .
15 thru 18- DEO at Bop City with Red Norvo Orchestra.
20- DE was a guest soloist on the Milton Berle Texaco Star Theatre.
20 thru 25- DEO at B
1 7/2/91
01- 454
03- 455
20- 456
R 321
OCT 1949 New York NY Bop City C The New Yorker 1 Oct 49
01/02- Red Norvo's Orchestra also appeared.
04/05- Red Norvo's Orchestra also appeared.
1 7/2/91

L 322
NOV 1949 Chicago IL Blue Note ( closed) C Variety 28 Sep 49 p53
Note- It is assumed that the Earle Theatre engagement was one week? Check date!
Query- Variety 30 Non 48 p43 reviews DEO gig at New York NY Apollo Theatre?
1 7/23/92
30- 457 R 323
DEC 1949




03- Univeristy of Massachusetts. Annual Military Ball.
28- Ivie Anderson died in Los Angeles CA.
31- This was a New Year's Eve Breakfast dance from 11:00 pm to 6 am.
1 7/25/92
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JAN 1950




19- In a stage announcement DE said he wanted to spike rumours that he was breaking up the band.
28- /March of Dimes.
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R 325
FEB 1950




11- Mercer Recording Session.
15- University of Minnesota
Query- Variety 23 Feb 50 p62 states "DEO now at San Francisco CA Auditorium.
1 1/1/94

L 326
MAR 1950 Los Angeles CA Million Dollar Theatre T Los Angeles Times 2 Mar 50 R 88/4-9a 02- Review by Marie Mesmer mentions Chubby Kemp who must have just joined the band. She was with DEO for next 6 months.
06- /"Salute To Duke Ellington."
07- /"Salute
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R 327
APR 1950 Ile de France



04- Arrived Le Havre, FRA.
05- Docked 9:15 AM & played two concerts
1 5/12/91

L 328
MAY 1950 Namur BEL
#

02- DEO advertised as "DE and his Negrorchester."
09- After these concerts Lawrence Brown was ill for 9 days in a hospital in Milan.
20- Query- Luciano Massagli believes the gig was in Namur.
25- Query- G. Volanté state that this was the last concert i
1 1/1/94

R 329
JUN 1950 Århus DEN Århus-Hallen ## Erik Wiedemann
06- The recording session was at the Hammerschmidts Optagelses-Studie with DE alone.
07 thru 09- These locations are not firm.
10- BFN broadcast.
Note- Al Killian left DEO and returned to the United States.
Query- Check to assure that DEO returned to U
1 1/1/94
10- 459 L 330
JUL 1950




Query- During the month there was a series of one nighters in New England ?
18- /"Cavalcade Of Bands" (telecast).
26- Query- Check New Bedford MA newspapers for gig venue etc.
1 1/1/94
18- 460 R 331
AUG 1950 Hull QUE Standish Hall Hotel C Ottawa ONT Evening Citizen 5 Aug 50
26 thru 29- DEO with Ella Fitzgerald & stage acts Howell & Bowser, Bobby "Tables" Davis. 1 1/1/94

L 332
SEP 1950 Detroit MI ? ? Variety 9 Aug 50 p41
05 thru 06- Canadian National Exhibit.
05- Al Killian was murdered by a psychopathic landlord.
29- DE meets Harry Truman at White House (New York Herald Tribune 1 Oct 50)
1 7/2/91
13- 461
21- 462
R 333
OCT 1950




Query- Variety 9 Aug 50 p41 states that DEO had a four day stand in Albany NY between 28 Sep & 04 Oct.
04 thru 16- With Sarah Vaughan.
24 thru 26- With Sarah Vaughan.
1 1/1/94
03- 463 21- 464 L 334
NOV 1950




18- Terrace Ballroom . 1 7/2/91
20- 468 R 335
DEC 1950 Detroit MI Broadway-Capitol Theatre T Variety 6 Dec 50 p55 R
26- telecast "Cavalcade of Bands." 1 7/2/91
18- 469
26- 471
L 336
JAN 1951




02- Treas Dept Guest Star #203.
21- The concert was a benefit for the N A A C P.
28- A concert at The Mosque, Richmond VA was canc
1 7/2/91
02- 457 21- 472 R 337
FEB 1951



12-83/3-8b
15-83/3-8b
04- A concert in the afternoon & one in the evening.
05- This charity event "A Night At Mardi Gras" also included Louis Jordan Tympani Five and dancer Teddy Hale, the Ink Spots with 'Daddie" Dailey as M C.
0
1 9/14/93

L 338
MAR 1951 Las Vegas NV Thunderbird Hotel H Variety 21 Feb 51 p54
02- Tommy Douglas & Britt Woodman replace Johnny Hodges & Lawrence Brown (Los Angeles Daily News 2 Mar 1951. Tommy Douglas was with DEO 02 thru 24 Mar 51.
07- Variety 7 Mar 51 p43 reports Lawrence Brown, Al Sears & Sonny Greer leave DEO fo
1 7/2/91
03- 473 R 339
APR 1951




18- Variety 18 Apr 51 p47 reports DEO added Juan Tizol, Willie Smith & Louis Bellson from the Harry James band.
26 thru 30- The New Yorker 28 Apr 51 does not detail opening date at Birdland which had jam sessions with other musicians on Mondays. Birdla
1 7/2/91
17- 474 L 340
MAY 1951 New York NY Birdland C The New Yorker 28 Apr 51
03 thru16- While at Birdland DE and/or DEO were involved in the following activities:
03- /Telecast the "Jack Kreisler Bandstand."
10- /Columbia recording session/Telecast the "Dave Gar
1 9/15/92
02- 475
10- 476
18- 477 24- 478
R 341
JUN 1951 New York NY? Mercer Studios R Benny Aasland 05- 83/3-4 06- 83/3-4 07- 83/3-4 08- 83/3-5 09- 83/3-5 10- 83/3-5 11- 83/3-5 09- NBC- TV "Milton Berle's Damon Runyon Cancer Fund Telethon"
15- Philadelphia Inquirer Music Festival. 70,000 attended to hear DEO, Benny Goodman, Perry Como, Meredith Wilson.
1 7/2/91
01- 481
05- 482
06- 483
07- 484
08- 486 09- 488
10- 487
11- 485
19- 489
23- 490
30- 492
L 342
JUL 1951




18 thru 31- With Peg Leg Bates and Toni Harper.
24- Variety 25 Feb 51 p37 reports that DEO signed with Joe Glaser's Associated Booking replacing band booker Cress Courtney from the Moe Gale office. Contr
1 2/10/92

R 343
AUG 1951




19- Ellington Moods.
27-By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band was not there on Mondays. (Associated Booking contract)
1 5/4/93
07- 493
08- 494
19- 495
L 344
SEP 1951 Chicago IL Blue Note C Variety 15 Aug 51 p42
03- By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band was not there on Mondays. (Associated Booking contract)
28- DEO with Nat "King" Cole and Sarah Vaughan.
1 11/23/91

R 345
OCT 1951 Baltimore MD Colosseum # Billboard 13 Oct 51 p01
02/03-With Nat "King" Cole Trio & Sarah Vaughan.
03- Variety 3 Oct 51 p49 reports Willie Manning, DE's chauffer & handyman for past 20 years was indicted in Federal Court for pushing narcotics.
1 6/19/93

L 346
NOV 1951




10-Duke Ellington was interviewed, backstage, by Otis Thompson who later reported that Duke had stated the Negroes ain't readly to fight segregation. DE was required to put out a statement refuting that allegation.
15- University of Michigan. The show
1 5/4/94
15- 496 R 347
DEC 1951




14- University of Indiana Dames' Ball.
24 & 31- By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band was not there on the two Mondays. (Associated Booking contract
1 9/27/91
07- 497
11- 499
31- 500
L 348
JAN 1952 Chicago IL Blue Note ( closed) C Variety 26 Jul 51 p13
06- /Guest Star Time. Query-Locate verification for this statement?
Query- AP says that New York NY Times states "La Boheme" at the Met on 05 was sold out?
1 1/1/94
05- 501
06- 502
R 349
FEB 1952 Detroit MI Paradise Theatre T Variety 21 Nov 51 p44
19- Duke Ellington, in San Antonio for a one nighter dance at the Club Seven Oaks, paid a $5 for liquor curfew violations here on Thursday (14). Bandleader was caught in a raid at the Silver Slipper, a local nite spot. Ellington pleaded guilty to cha 1 7/2/91

L 350
MAR 1952 Sacramento CA Auditorium


02- Matinee Concert/Evening Dance
07 thru 14- For \the first three days through a mixup in bookings the Club had the services of both DEO and Stan Kenton. However instead of a Battle of Bands the management of the Club had DEO play in the afternoon an
1 1/4/52
22- 505 25- 506 R 351
APR 1952 Spokane WA Armory D

04- Montana State University . 1,300 students attended.
09- Unable to verfify at this date.
12 & 19- DEO played matinee concerts at The New Palomar.
1 5/9/94
29- 507 L 352
MAY 1952 Boise ID Miramar Ballroom D

03- University of Colorado
15 thru 17- Iowa State College's VEISHEA Festival.
20- North Dakota Agricultural College - Junion Senior Prom.
23- University of Minnesota in Duluth Tropicana Prom.
25- DE was guest of honor at a record collectors convention
1 1/4/94

R 353
JUN 1952 Cincinnati OH Cotton Club D

29- Danceland Ballroom.
Query- It is understood that DEO played a series of one-nighters in the Boston area the week of 15 June (Tauton, Canobie Lake, Old Orchard Beach),
1 3/25/92
30- 510 L 354
JUL 1952




14-\The dance originally scheduled for a 1:00 am close actually ended a helf hour earlier. It appeared that Bob Tator, a Moncton radio announcer from station CKCW asked DE if he could appear with the band with a bongo drum. DE politely turned him down 1 11/23/91
30- 511 R 355
AUG 1952 Chicago IL Blue Note C Associated Booking Corp. contract
04 & 11- By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band was not there on Mondays. (Associated Booking contract)
1 5/9/94
02- 512
06- 513
10- 514
12- 515
13- 516
L 356
SEP 1952 Toronto ONT Casino Theatre T Toronto Globe & Mail 1 Sep 52 p13 (ad)
27- /Change Of A Lifetime broadcast.
Query- Bobby Boyd says that DEO had to have been at the Earle Theatre for at least a week?
1 1/1/94
27- 518 R 357
OCT 1952 Philadelphia PA Earle Theatre T Variety 1 Oct 52 p8 15- 86/2-4 01- Variety 29 Oct 52 p60 reviews DEO at the New York, NY Paramount.
02- CBS radio "Steve Allen Show" (BB29 Oct 52 p40 R).
27- WNEW radio "Recording Session" (Variety 29 Oct 52 p4).
1 1/1/94

L 358
NOV 1952 New York NY Paramount Theatre T New York Times 1 Nov 52 p17 (ad)
14- Duke Ellington's 25th Anniversary. DEO with Ahmad Jamal Trio, Stan Getz goup including Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Parker and Bille Holiday.
17- George Shearing & Billy Eckstine were also on the
1 11/23/91
14- 519
14- 520
20- 521
22- 522
24- 523
R 359
DEC 1952



29- 87/4-5 --- 88/3-2 --- 88/3-4 22 & 29-By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band was not there on Mondays. (Associated Booking contract).
29- Private party on Laurel Drive. Blue Note c
1 11/23/91
22- 526 L 360
JAN 1953 Chicago IL Blue Note C Associated Booking Corp. contract
09 thru 15- This was the first professional appearance of Pearl Bailey with her husband, Louis Bellson. (CD 10 Jan 53 p12).
Query- Altho exact dates were not mentioned Variety 21 Jun 53 p67 stated that DEO was at Regal last week & Variety 28 Jan 53 p42
1 1/30/92
01- 527 30- 528 R 361
FEB 1953 New York NY Bandbox C/B The New Yorker 31 Jan 53
01- /Unknown telecast.
02/03 & 08/09- /Band Box telecast.
15- /Patti Page Show telecast.
1 11/23/91
01- 529
02- 530
04- 531
08- 532
09- 533
15- 534
25- 535
L 362
MAR 1953




19- This was a benefit dance for the 20-30 Club. 1 7/3/91

R 363
APR 1953 Balboa Beach CA Rendezvous Ballroom D
13- 86/2-6
30- 84/3-11
05- Query- This gig is questioned since there was no listing in San Diego papers.
09 & 13/14- /Capitol Studios Hollywood.
10- Variety 15 Apr 53 p69 reviews DEO at Los Angeles CA Paramount?
Quest
1 7/3/91
06- 537
07- 538
09- 539 13- 540
14- 541
29- 542
L 364
MAY 1953 Olympia WA Evergreen Ballroom D

15- Big Four Dance of the year.
23- Miami Triad Spring Formal.
Note- Bobby Boyd says DE stayed at the Sherman Hotel when DEO was In Chicago.
Query- Checking to determine if Ill State Univ gig was 13th not 15th.
Query- Must determine location in MN for
1 1/1/94

R 365
JUN 1953




10- Variety 17 Jun 53 p1 mentions DEO at Chicago IL Blue Note.
12 & 27- /One Night Stand.
16 & 22- By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed t
1 5/4/93
12- 549
24- 550
27- 551
30- 552
L 366
JUL 1953 Chicago IL Blue Note/Capitol Studios C/R Associated Booking Corp. contract
07 thru 19- With Count Basie.
12- DE was on the CBS-TV show "What's My Line."
17 & 24- /U S Treas Dept "All Star Parade of Bands."
1 7/3/91
01- 553
01- 554 17- 555
24- 556
R 367
AUG 1953 Pittsburgh PA Vogue Terrace C/B Variety 29 Jul 53 p108
Query- Variety 28 Jul 53 p114 reports a week long blowout in Mitchell SD featuring Judy Canova & DEO. Check with Jack Towers!
01- /U S Treas Dept "All Star Parade of Bands.'
1 1/1/94
01- 557
19- 558
23- 559
L 368
SEP 1953 Hamilton ONT Palace Theatre T Hamilton Spectator 1 Sep 53 p10R
12- DEO played a matinee as well as an evening gig.
17- Iowa State Teachers College.
Query- Unverified report that in the Autumn of 1953 DEO played two shows at Sauls-Bridges American Legion Post in Tallahasse FL.
Query- Joe Igo
1 1/1/94

R 369
OCT 1953




04 thru 12- DEO with Harmonicals & the Gaylords.
07- This wes DEO's first time in Regina (Variety 28 Sep 53 p42).
21 thur 31- Stump & Stumpy and the Golden Gate Quartet were on the bill.
1 7/3/91
04- 560 L 370
NOV 1953 New York NY Paramount Theatre T New York Times 01 Nov 53
01 thru 03- Stump & Stumpy and the Golden Gate Quartet were on the bill. 1 7/3/91

R 371
DEC 1953 New York NY



11- /DUM telecast "Life Begins At Eighty".
13- /NBC-TV "Jerry Lester Show".
16-W
1 1/30/92
03- 563
11- 564
13- 565
15- 566
16- 567
21- 568
28- 569
29- 570
L 372
JAN 1954 Chicago IL
R

22- Billy Eckstine, Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday were in the show.
27- DEO shared a three and one quarter jam session with Lionel Hampton orchestra plus Ella Fitzgerald.
1 1/1/94
01- 571
17- 573
R 373
FEB 1954 Toronto ONT Colonial Tavern C Toronto Star 5 Feb 54

1 7/3/91

L 374
MAR 1954





1 12/14/89

R 375
APR 1954




26- Capitol Recording Studios recording session.
Query- Variety 14 Apr 54 p46 has DEO in Houston TX for two concerts at the City Auditorium. Check with Charlie Waters!
1 1/4/94
26- 574
29- 575
L 376
MAY 1954 Seattle WA Trianon Ballroom D Seattle Times 30 Apr 54
Query- There is a question as to the locations for 01 & 02. Unverified alternatives are 01- Jantzen Beach, Portland OR and 02- Olympia Theatre, Seattle WA.
29- QueryCheck Art Pilkington for 29-Montreal QUE!
1 7/25/92
01- 576
02- 577
R 377
JUN 1954




Query- Variety 23 Jun 54 p61 states that DEO was at the Lyceun (Minneapolis MN) this week for one-nighter concert date.
15- WNBT-TV "Tonight Show" ("Steve Allen Show")
1 7/3/91
15- 580
17- 581
L 378
JUL 1954




06- Paul Gonsalves arived just in time for the last two numbers. Rick Henderson played Paul's solo in "How High The Moon".
26-/"The Art Linkletter Show." CBS Studios.
1 7/3/91
06- 582 26- 583 R 379
AUG 1954 San Francisco CA Downbeat Club C Variety 21 Jul 54 p40
07- Query- BB 17 Jul 54 p14 stated that DEO played the Beach Club, La Jolla CA this date? 1 11/23/91

L 380
SEP 1954 Los Angeles CA Crescendo C/R Billboard 21 Aug 54 p22

1 11/23/91
01- 584 R 381
OCT 1954 Chicago IL Blue Note C Associated Booking Corp. contract
04-By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band was not there on Mondays. (Associated Booking contract)
08- Capitol Recording Studio recording session10- Blu
1 1/1/94
08- 585 L 382
NOV 1954




01 thru 08- DEO appeared with Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan on a Norman Granz Modern Jazz Concert on all scheduled gigs. 1 7/3/91
13- 586
R 383
DEC 1954 New York NY Basin Street Brwdway at 51st C The New Yorker 27 Nov 54
28- /"Tonight Show." 1 7/3/91
28- 587
31- 588
L 384
JAN 1955 New York NY Basin Street,Brwdway at 51st C/B The New Yorker 01 Jan 55
01- /Dorsey Brothers "Stage Show."
25- Query- Check the Tonight Show telecast telecast from New York NY this date.
1 1/1/94
01- 589 R 385
FEB 1955





1 1/1/94

L 386
MAR 1955 Newport RI Enlisted Men's Club D DB 09 Mar 55
Query- 01 thru 06- Chuck Waters says that the only military installation in New Jersey was the Quonset Point Naval Air Station?
09- Masquerade Party
16- Concert with Symphony of the Air was called "Excursio
1 7/3/91
16- 591 R 387
APR 1955



20- 82/3-5
- 84-3-9
20- Benefit concert. 1 7/3/91

L 388
MAY 1955



17- 82/3-5
- 83/4-3a
- 84/1-6
- 87/1-4
18- 84/1-6
- 87/1-4b
19- 84/1-6
- 87/1-4b
20 & 21- University of Minnesota. 1 9/15/92
17- 594
18- 595
R 389
JUN 1955



11- 82/3-5 21- The Aquashow was scheduled to open this date but was rained out. 1 8/20/94
11- 596 L 390
JUL 1955 Flushing Meadows NY Aquashow


09- /"America's Greatest Bands" 8:00 to 9:00 pm TV hosted by Paul Whiteman
17- 2nd Newport Jazz Festival
1 7/23/92
09- 597
20- 598
R 391
AUG 1955 Flushing Meadows NY Aquashow


Query- 28- NBC"Monitor" radio broadcast from New York music from "A Man With Four Sides". 1 7/3/91

L 392
SEP 1955




08- Johnny Hodges Norgran recording session.
Query- An unverified gig at the Golden Grill Inn, Rochester NY
1 7/3/91

R 393
OCT 1955 Endicott NY IBM Field House # Binghampton News 2 Oct 55 % 24- 80/3-2a 24- /Treasury Dept Guest Show.
26- /Tonight Show telecast. Lawrence Brown was a guest .
1 1/4/94
24- 600 L 394
NOV 1955




01 thru 15- DEO was originally scheduled to appear for four weeks at the Las Vegas NV Moulin Rouge. Shortly before the opening the Casino was closed.
10- Junior Raglin died.
Query- Desor 603 has DEO playing in Dodge City KS this month.
1 7/3/91
27- 604 R 395
DEC 1955 Los Angeles CA Zardi's C Variety 16 Noc 55 p56.
04- The Zardi nightclub gig may have been longer.
13- DE started off the concert with "Heel Clickin' Time in the Land of Happy Feet" aka "Stomping at the Savoy."
24- It was the policy of the Blue Note to close on Christmas eves.
25- Sunday matinee as wel
1 11/19/93
03- 605 04- 606 31- 607 L 396
JAN 1956 Chicago IL Blue Note C Associated Booking contract
01- Sunday matinee as well as an evening gig.
09- DEO was a last minute replacement for the Sauter-Finegan orchestra for this first jazz concert ever to be held in the Peristyle, a long hair concert hall of the Toledo Museum of Art. Julian Seal man, m
1 1/1/94
01- 609 22- 608 23- 609 27- 610 28- 611 R 397
FEB 1956 Toronto ONT Colonial Tavern C TorontoTelegram 1 Feb 56 p29 R
07/08- These were Bethlehem recordings.
16- WNYC "Adventures In Jazz"/ DE had a five minute interview.
28- Bethune-Cookman College.
1 9/30/91
07- 612 08- 613 L 398
MAR 1956 St Petersburg FL Coliseum # St Petersburg Independent 27 Feb 56 17- 86/2-3 18- 86/2-4 19- 86/2-3 07- Kentucky State College.
10- University of Kansas
13- University of Oklahoma.
1 7/3/91
17- 652
18- 652
19- 652
R 399
APR 1956 Boston MA Storyville Club C Variety NY 28 Mar 56 p74
07- Policemen's Ball.
14- /AFRS Basin Street Jazz.
Query- Variety 18 Apr 1956 p80
1 7/3/91
14- 614
14- 615
L 400
MAY 1956




Query- (CD 12 May 56) DEO played one night early this month at A & T College Greensboro NC ? 1 7/3/91

R 401
JUN 1956 Las Vegas NV Flamingo Hotel H Hollywood Daily Variety 22 May 56
12- DE plsys on "Don Sherwood's Show" a radio program.
13- KRON-TV"Bob Scobey Show". DE was Scobey's first guest.
22/23- The Patio Gardens Ballroom was apart of the Lagoon Amusement Park.
1 1/4/94

L 402
JUL 1956



07- 83/2-3a
15- 86-4-2b
18- 87-3-4a
28- 86-2-1b
02- University of Michigan.
07- The "American Jazz Festival."
08- Danceland ballroom.(New London Day 07 Jul 56).
10- DE was guest artist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (Var
1 8/15/94
02- 617x 07- 618
09- 619
10- 620
16- 621
18- 622
19-667 21-668 25- 623
28- 624
29- 625
R 403
AUG 1956 New York NY CBS Studios B

01- /CBS Frankie Laine Show.
02- Empire State Music Festival.
05- Danceland Ballroom.
09- TV Appointment?
1 7/3/91
01- 627
07- 626
26- 628
L 404
SEP 1956 Chicago IL Blue Note C Variety 29 Aug 56 p48 R
02-Sunday matinee in addition to an evening gig. /Monitor.
15- Toronto Telegram reported that Johnny Hodges was ill and was replaced by Rick Henderso
1 1/1/94
02- 629
09- 630 17- 631
24- 631
25- 631
28- 631
R 405
OCT 1956




17- Oberlin College.
22 & 28- /"A Drum Is A Woman."
25- DE with his Rhythm played with the National Symphony Orchestra.
27/28- Variety 31 Oct 56 p70 has DE in Washington DC for
1 1/1/94
22- 631
28- 631
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NOV 1956




08 & 09- Norman Amadio Quartet was the relief band during DEO appearances. Jimmy Woode played 2 sets with this group when the regular bassist failed to show.
18- / NBC telecast Allen's Tonight Show. (Variety 28 Nov 56 p25 R)Also DE was MC at
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DEC 1956 Cleveland OH Cotton Club C Variety 21 Dec 56 p49
05- DE appeared at a benefit concert for the Montgomery Improvement Center organized by Mrs. M. L. King.
06- /"A Drum Is A Woman."
08/09 & 15- /Bandstand USA.
08-
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JAN 1957 Chicago IL Blue Note C Variety 7 Nov 56 p46
06- Monitor.
14- Gov William J. Stratton's inaugral ball.
17/29- The Universal recordings were for small groups.
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FEB 1957




06- /The dance was held in Kinsmen's Hall.
07- All proceeds to the March of Dimes. 26- DE was feted at a press party in the Rickshaw (Varie
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MAR 1957 Boston MA Storyville Club C DB 06 Mar 57
09- Interview of DE by Bob McEwen.
15- CBS-TV "Person to Person" telecast
22- Query- There is a question whether DEO played Hunter College NY, NY this date. Determine where the Shriner's Ball was held in Philadelphia.
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APR 1957




03- Benefit concert for Multiple Sclerosis.
07- Private dance. B. Reid's talk entitled "The Duke's Love Affair With Stratford".
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MAY 1957 New York NY Birdland C The New Yorker 27 Apr 57
04- Rochester Institute of Technology.
08- U S Steel Hour CBS-TV Broadcast. premiering "A Drum Is A Woman."
28- Northern Illinois State College. Originally scheduled for the Field House which wasn't completed.


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JUN 1957 Carorolltown PA Sunseit Ballroom D Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald 10 Aug 88
Query- Variety 12 Jun 57 p85 reported that DEO played a one-nighter dance and private party in Mankato MN?

15- /Northwestern University.
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JUL 1957 Highland Park IL Ravinia Park # DB 08 Oct 57 p31.
14 & 21- Sunday matinee in addition to evening gig.
15- By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band was not there on Mondays. (Associated Booking contract)
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AUG 1957 Lenox MA Berkshire Music Barn # New York Times 28 Jul 57 p6-x
18- Jimmy Forrest (sax) was a guest on last of 2 shows.
25- Sunday matinee in addition to an evening gig.
26- By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band wa
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SEP 1957 Chicago IL Blue Note C Associated Booking contract 03- 86/2-4 01- Sunday matinee in addition to an evening gig.
05- Shakespearean Festival. Broadcast on CBC Radio.
10 thru 15- The correct name of the venue is Red Hill Inn not Red Mil Inn. They were two separate establishments. (Jerry Simon, Pennsauken Free Publi
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OCT 1957 New York NY Columbia Studios R

13-/Esso Show Standard Oil's 75th Anniversary 9:00/10:30 pm in B/W & color. 1 1/1/94
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NOV 1957




25- The St Louis gig is questioned since DE attended a NAACP dinner in New York NY.
30- Policemen's Ball.
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DEC 1957




05- Ithaca College. No verification of this gig at this date.
14- DEO played for a Christmas Ball.
22 & 29- Sunday matinee in addition to an evening gig.
23 & 24-By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. The contract sp
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JAN 1958 Chicago IL
@ Associated Booking contract
01 & 02- By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. The contract specified that 01 & 02 were off days. (Associated Booking contract)
Query- Check the length of the Bal Masque engagement.
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FEB 1958 Los Angeles CA Peacock Lane C DB 26 Dec 58
04/05 & 11/12- Columbia Recording Studio recording sessions.
Query- Variety 26 Feb 58 p52 reports DEO playing a special St Valentine's Party at Palm Spring's Chi Chi Starlight Room.
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MAR 1958 Phoenix AZ Sombrero Playhouse T Scottsdale Arizonian 28 Feb 58 04- 88/5-2b 05- 88/5-2b 4/5- Wally Heider made the recordings for the two sessions.
14- St. Patrick's Day Concert sponsored by the Freshmen's Society.
29/30- The correct name of the venue is Red Hill Inn not Red Mil Inn. They were two separate establishments. (Jerry Simon, P
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APR 1958 New York NY Columbia Studios R

06- With Ella Fitzgerald. 1 7/4/91
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MAY 1958 Toronto ONT Massey Hall # Toronto Telegram 2 May 58 p12 R
16- Senior Ball. 1 5/4/93

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JUN 1958



24- 86/2-5 04 CBS-TV "Jazz In The Round"
08, 15, 22 & 29- Sunday Matinee in addition to an evening gig.
09, 16 & 23 & 30-By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band wa
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03- Newport Jazz Festival.
18/20- Stony Brook Music Festival.
31-CBC-TV "Summer time '58'"/ HRH Princess Margaret attended this dance.
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AUG 1958 Port Stanley ONT Stork Club D London ONT Free Press 19 Jul 58
03- Great South Bay Festival/ with Pepper Adams & Mose Allison Trio.
04- This was billed as a midnight sail & was part of the Great South Bay Festival.
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SEP 1958 Rochester IN Colonial Terrace Ballroom D Rochester Sentinel 26 May 58 09- 88/5-2a
26- 85/1-8
09- Columbia Record Jazz Show. Miles Davis & Billie Holiday were also involved with their groups.
10- Johnny Hodges Verve recording date for "Not So Dukish."
26 Columbia recording session with Johnny Ray.
27- DEO sailed from NY NY to Plymout
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OCT 1958 Ile de France


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03- DEO arrives Plymouth ENG. and continues to London ENG With the band are Cat Anderson's wife, Dorothy; Jimmy Hamilton's wife, Vivian; Johnny Hodges' wife, Edith;Britt woodman's wife, Clara; Al Celley's wife, Margaret.
04- Associated Rediffusion's Lat
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NOV 1958 The Hague NLD Houttrushallen # Benny Aasland 14- 86/2-6 02- /TV & Radio Interview.
04- Also radio interview.
06-Broadcast aired 10 Nov 58.
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DEC 1958




21- WBKB-TV "V.I.P." broadcast. DE was interviewed by Norman Ross.
23- By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band was not there on Monday. (Associated Boo
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JAN 1959 Chicago IL Blue Note C Variety 8 Dec 58 p76
07- Timex Jazz Show telecast.
10/11- The correct name of the venue is Red Hill Inn not Red Mil Inn. They were two separate establishments. (Jerry Simon, Pennsauken Free Public Library letter dated 29 May 90). The Red Hill Inn is a cocktail lounge.
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FEB 1959 Miami Beach FL Copa City @ Variety 26 Nov 58 p64? 25- 86/2-4 01-09-Musical "Jump For Joy".
10- NBC telecast Bell Telephone Hour American Festival.
Query- Check to see if this telcast was recorded earlier!
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MAR 1959 New York NY Apollo Theatre T Variety 04 Mar 49 p52 R
Query- Variety 4 Mar 59 p52 reviews DEO's show at the Apollo New York NY? Jazz Journal Apr 59 stated that DEO played at the Apollo Theatre New York NY for one week end of Feb and early Mar?
09- /ABC telecast Patti Page Show. It may have been pretape
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APR 1959 New York NY Columbia Studios R
01- 86/2-4 14- 86/2-4 02- Query- Altho Variety 11 Mar 59 show DEO with George Shearing Quintet & Dizzy Gillespie band scheduled for Academy of Music Philadelphia their log book reports that the opera "Aida" was perfomed instead..
04- Gene
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MAY 1959




2- Northern Michigan College Dinner Dance where DE appeared briefly and played "Take The A Train."
06- There is an unverified report that DEO was in Ogdensburg NY on this date rather than 09?
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JUN 1959 Los Angeles CA Columbia Studios R

12- DE joins the band after acting as mc for an event at the Whitney Polo Fields in Manhasset N.Y.
26/27 - This was billed as a D E Jazz Festival.
28- CBSE
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JUL 1959




04- Newport Jazz Festival. Sam Woodyard was back in the band so DEO had two drummers with Jimmie Johnson. This arrangement continued until the band left for Europe, Johnson departing. 1 07/23/92
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AUG 1959 Chicago IL Blue Note C Variety 17 Jun p47 07- 82-3-5
08- 82-3-5
09- 82-3-5
01- DE led the annual Bud Billikin Parade.
02 & 09- Sunday matinee in addition to an evening gig.
09- Frank Holzfeind (Blue Note) stated that musicians from all the festival bands will be at the Blue Note for DEO's final set.
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SEP 1959 Neptune NJ John Terrell's Music Circus # New York Times 21 JUn 59 p2x (ad)
05- The second concert began at midnight.
10- Sam Woodyard left DEO before the European tour.
11- Benny Goodman presented the Spingarn Medal to DE on the SS "United States
states" ju
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OCT 1959 Århus DEN Århus-Hallen # Erik Wiedemann Itinerary
10- Query- Check with Benny Asland as KS has DEO playing in Stuttgart?
29- DEO left Southampton ENG for New York NY.
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NOV 1959 HMS Queen Elizabeth



03- DEO arrived New York NY 8:00 am from European tour.
04- In early November after return from European tour Cat Anderson left DEO to play with Lionel Hampton.
06- This was DEO's first engagement aft
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DEC 1959




06- DE was on the Committee for a NAACP Freedom Fund dinner at the Commodore Hotel.
12- Ballet Guild Dance.
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JAN 1960 Chicago IL Blue Note C Chicago News 24 Oct 59
04 & 11- By order of the Musician's Union DEO was allowed to play only 5 day weeks. Since the Club was closed on Tuesdays it is assumed that the band was not there on Mondays. (Associated Booking contract)
15- This dance was held after the St Louis Hawk
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FEB 1960




Query- The Lancaster Intelligence Journal 10 Dec 69 reported that DEO would play at the Lancaster Coronet in early February?
05- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Mardi Gras Dance.
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MAR 1960




02- Originally scheduled for six weeks the engagement was extended to twelve weeks. 1 7/5/91

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APR 1960 Las Vegas NV Starlight Lounge Riviera Hotel H Las Vegas Sun 21 Feb 60
15- Aaron Bell joins DEO (Desor 60-63 p xviii) 1 7/5/91

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MAY 1960 Las Vegas NV Starlight Lounge Riviera Hotel H Las Vegas Sun 21 Feb 60
26- Lawrence Brown rejoins DEO [Desor 60-62 p xviii].
29- DEO played an afternoon concert at the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena CA.
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JUN 1960 Los Angeles CA Radio Recorders Studio R Benny Asland
01 thru 03- Columbia recording sessions.
06- Unable to verify this gig at this date.
17- With Sarah Vaughan.
18- Jazz Festival.
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JUL 1960 Los Angeles CA Crescendo/ C/R

01 thru 03-Radio Recorders Studio Columbia Recording Sessions. 08- Fack's II was closed by the Internal Revenue Service just before DEO was to begin the second night of its ten night 1 7/23/92
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AUG 1960




12- First Annual Saugatuck Jazz Festival. There is an unconfirmed report that DEO played a second day.
19- Detroit Jazz Festival.
20- Randall's Island Jazz Festival. DEO appeared with Dakota Station, M.J.Q and others.
21- 1st Annual Buffalo Jazz Festi
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SEP 1960 Coshocton OH Lake Park Dance Pavilion D

02- DEO, Les Brown, Ahmad Jamal Trio & Dukes of Dixieland each for thirty minutes. This was the Indiana State Fair's first jazz concert.
04-
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OCT 1960 San Francisco CA Club Neve C Variety 21 Sep 60 p69
14- Third Annual Homecoming Jazz Concert.
15-East. Illinois University Homecoming .
21-Illinois State University
22- West Michigan University. Tex Beneke played in the Physical Education Gymnasium at same time.
24- There was a DE interview.
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NOV 1960




06/07- Query- There is a question whether there was only one concert and which night? Check the verification!
19- Shakespeare Festival.
21 thru 30- DE in California wo
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DEC 1960




08- Jet Chicago 8 Dec 60 stated that DEO left by plane for Paris. 19- Cincinnati Enquirer 19 Dec 60 stated that DE was working on the score for "Paris Blues" probably at the Studio du 1 1/23/91
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08- DE "returned to New York for 24 hours then sped to Las Vagas (NV).". 1 7/5/91

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FEB 1961 Las Vegas NV Starlight Lounge Riviera Hotel H Variety 8 Feb 61 p92
16- DE was a guest at the Dinner of the National Conference of Christians and Jews at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York NY.
18- DE played a 15 minute solo on a Arathritis and Rheumatism Telethon on KTTV-TV San Francisco CA
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MAR 1961 Los Angeles CA Columbia Studios R

07- DE returned to Paris to finish "Paris Blues," a film feature. While the band was laid off Johnny Hodges recruited a septet, Ray Nance, Lawrence Brown, Harry Carney, Aaron Bell, Sam Woodyard, Al Williams (piano) and himself. They played from the 1 1 7/5/91
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APR 1961




02 thru 16- Asphalt Jungle Recording Sessions. According to Jazz Journal May 61 Louie Armstrong recorded with DEO on 03 & 04 in Victor Studio A.
18/19- DE & Harry Carney only. They appeared
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MAY 1961 New York NY United Artists Studios R Stanley Dance's Lightly & Politely Jul 61
01 thru 03- Paris Blues Recording Sessions.
14- "Look Up and Live" presented by the National Council of Churches. DE was involved.
20- 1st Annual Deb Cotillion Ball sponsered by th
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JUN 1961 New York NY Columbia Studios R

Query- There is an unverified report that DEO played in Cleveland OH at the Public Hall the last week of May?
10- Policeman's Ball.
24/25- Evansville Jazz Festiva
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JUL 1961 Carrolltown PA Sunset Park Ballroom D
30- 86/2-4 02- Lennox Music Festival.
03- Newport Jazz Festival/ Voice of America broadcast.
06- The recording session was with Count Basie & His Orchestra.
06- Query- An u
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AUG 1961




04- DE with some of his rhythm played with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. 09 & 11- Ravinia Festival. Sarah Vaughan was with DEO. 1 6/2/93
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SEP 1961 Indianapolis IN Coliseum # Letter from Indiana State Fair 12 Jul 93
01 Indiana State Fair. DEO appeared with Al Hirt and George Shearing.
05- This concert was cancelled because DE refused to play to a segregated audience.
12- The Cobra Club was a negro night club.
22-DE who was both master of ceremonies for the eve
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OCT 1961



25- 86/2-4 10- DE & some of his men played for the Lake Meadows Art & Jazz Society .
Query- Desor 801 has DEO at The Click in Chicago IL on the 10th? Check the Chicago Defender 9 Oct.
31- Halloween Ball for members of Castle View Club.
Was t
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NOV 1961 Atlanta GA Morehouse College Gym # Atlanta World 27 Oct 61
04- Dance sponsored by 14 Pals Social & Civic Club.
07- DE attended the New York premiere of "Paris Blues."
13- DE soloed at a benefit for the children on the late Booker T. Little.
15- WMCA Barry Gray Show.
17- Benefit for the Ebeneezer ASME Chuarch.
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DEC 1961




03- DEO concert sponsored by DSC junior class.
04 thru 20- During the Basin St East engagement DE and/or DEO were engaged in the following activities:
09 Dec- DE soloed for a Negro Actors Guild benefit.
11- Hodges-Strayhorn recording sesion foe Verve.
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JAN 1962




04- Recital with DE, Aaron Bill & Sam Woodyard.
15 thru 21- The Maramor was a theatre-restaurant.
09- TV-film produced by Goodyear. "The Good Years of Jazz."
26- Annua
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FEB 1962 Knoxville TN C'est Bon Country Club D

02- Washington & Lee Students' Fancy Dress Ball.
05- University of Delaware .
09 thru 14- The correct name of the venue is Red Hill Inn not Red Mil Inn. They were two separate establishments. (Jerry Simon
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MAR 1962



29- 86/2-6 03- IQC Assembly Show at University of Michiagn.
10- The Morgantown WV Post12 Jan 62 has DEO playing for a dance at the Univ. of West Virginia's Student Union?
17- This is an annual St Patrick's Ball at the Univ of Missouri School of Mines
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APR 1962 New York NY

Down Beat 7 Jun 62
07- The concert was sponsored by the Wauwatosa Junior Women's Club.
13- This was a Michigan University varsity club dance.
27- Query- There is a question whether DEO did play the Duke Univerrsity gig and if they did was it withou DE who was reported t
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MAY 1962 New York NY A & R Studios R Benny Aasland 01- 86/2-3
20- 89/4-6b 24- 86/2-7 25- 86/2-7
01 thru 04- Fantasy recording session. There was, also, a telecast recording of the Garry Moore Show.
07- Boy Scouts of America Benefit.
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JUN 1962



06- 86/2-6 02- This was a DE recital.
02/03- DownBeat 19 Jul 62 and concert flyer has DEO playing Saturday afternoon om Cramdon Hal & that evening and Sunday evening in Washington Colliseum.
08- Variety reported that "Colpix thrush Millie Vernon will appear wit
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JUL 1962



03- 86/2-3 25- 86/2-5 08- Newport Jazz Festival.
29- Danceland Ballroom.
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AUG 1962 Bainbridge MD Bldg 602 E M Club USNTC D

18- The recording session was at Impulse Studios.
24- Ohio Valley Jazz Festival.
Query- Desor 831 has DEO interviewed on the Sid McCoy Showcase in Chicago IL this month?
Query - Where was the Otis Air Force
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SEP 1962 East Hampton NY (?)

Joe Igo Itinerary "A" 12- 86/2-4 13- 86/2-4 07- This was a fund raising for children of police and firemen.
19- DE was a guest on the "Tonight Show."
21- Chicopee Eastern States Horse Show Di
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OCT 1962 open

Joe Igo Itinerary "A"
03- University of Colorado
06- Idaho State College.
07- Dugway Proving Ground
09-/DE interviewed on the "Jack Williams Show."
23- Query- Variety 31 Oct 62 p34 reviews an ABC-TV "Here's Edie" show. The question is when was it taped?
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NOV 1962 Vancouver BC Isy's Supper Club C/B Vancouver Sun 29 Oct 62
01- / The CBS broadcast included an interview of DE & Billy Strayhorn by Bob Smith.
03- Aaron Bell's last gig with DEO.
07- Eastern Washington State College.
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DEC 1962 Cincinnati OH Castle Farms/ C/B Cincinnati Enquirer 1 Dec 62/Benny Aasland
06- Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
10- Merv Griffin Show telecast.
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JAN 1963



31- 86/2-3 11- DEO arrived London from New York. Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Buster Cooper, possibly other band members visited Ronnie Scot Club this evening.
20- A 5:40 pm concert was cancelled.
22/23- I T A Telecasts.
30/31- There were rehearsals with members o
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FEB 1963 Paris FRA Olympia Theatre #
08- 80/1-8a 05- Al Celley, DEO's road manager left abruptly while the band was in Helsinki. He took with him the band's money and DE had to obtain additional funds to operate from Norman Granz. Bob Boyd, band boy, was made temporay road manager.
06- Concert portio
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MAR 1963 Paris FRA Studio Hoche R

01/02- Alice Babs Reprise recording sessions.
04- A majority of the members of DEO went home leaving DE and Billy Strayhorn to stay in France.
05- DE suffered an attack of virus pneumonia and was admi
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APR 1963



17- 86/2-3 18- 86/2-4 Query- Stanley Dance L&P 872 May 63 DEO played a dance at Fort Dix the 1st week in April?
05 thru 07-The correct name of the venue is Red Hill Inn not Red Mil Inn. They were two separate establishments. (Jerry Simon, Pennsauken Free Public Library let
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MAY 1963 New York NY Apollo Theatre T SD L&P 876 15- 86/2-4 03- Query- Should the Apollo ebgagement end this date (7 days)?
08- New Jersey Association for Retarded Children Benefit.
11- RIT Spring Weekend Dance.
13- Tonight Show.
18/19-
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JUN 1963 Vasteras SWE Folkparken
Benny Aasland
04 thru 07- Outdoor concerts.
08- The Danse Inn is a dance restaurant situated within Grona Lund. Alice Babs attended and was spotted by DE and asked to sing with the ban
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JUL 1963 Stratford ONT Festival Theatre @ Toronto ONT Telegram 2 Jul 63 11- 86/2-6 18- 86/2-3 01- DE was photographed with two actresses from the Festival working on the score for "Timon of Athens" which was to be performed at Stratford later in the month.
02- DE attended a meeting with the State Department, Room 1720, 250 W. 57th St. Washing
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AUG 1963 open

Smithsonian Itinerary-63
05- Dizy Gillespie on the bill with DEO.
12-Billy Strayhorn played piano for DE. Cab Calloway was emcee.
14- Montreal Jazz Festival.
20/21 & 27- My People recording sessio
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SEP 1963 Syracuse NY Empire Court ### Syracuse Post-Standard 30 Aug 63 p20 R
01/02- Query- Did DEO play the Empire Court, Syracuse NY for the New York State Exposition or were they in Chicago IL?.
06- DEO departed on Middle East Tour.
09 thru 30- The number of concerts shown is correct. It is not known specifically which were
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OCT 1963 Bangalore IND



01 thru 31- The number of concerts shown is correct. It is not known specifically which were the correct days. The first 3 concerts in Columbo on 09/10- Concerts presented by Indo-American Society & U. S. I. S.
12- Lecture - Demonstration at unknown l
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NOV 1963 Karachi PAK
#

01-20- The number of concerts is correct. It is not known specifically which were the correct days.
22- The performances of DE & His Orchestra were cancelled o
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27 thru 31- DEO was scheduled to play at the Golden Key Club on these dates but cancelled and went back to New York? (The Cleveland Press 9 Jan 64) some time during this period? Check with Bobby Boyd. 1 7/5/91

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JAN 1964



14- 86/2-5 09 thru 18- DEO with Ahmad Jamal Trio at Basin St.
09- /NBC telecast 'Tonight Show' DE, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Ernie Shepard & Sam Woodyard.
21 thru 23- Query- Smithsonian Itinerary 1964 states that DEO played in Peabody MA?
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FEB 1964



20- 86/2-4 08- DE received a Bronze Plaque at City Hall from Mayor Wagner at a Festival & Salute to Colored Performing Artists. Later at Carnegie DE played one or two numbers with an unknown band. Event sponsored by station WLIB.
15- DE interviewed by Max Jon
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MAR 1964 London ENG New Victoria Theatre # Jazz Journal Feb 64 p10 29- 86/2-5 21-ORTF-TV broadcast from Jack Dievaal's Club du Piano, Duke guesting. 22- San Remo Jazz Festival telecast.
26- Major Holley, bassist, joined DEO. (Telegram Review 26 Mar 64 p15)
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06/07- Fort Meade.
11- Free concert.
12- DE was a guest speaker at a concert by the Youth Symphony Orchestra of New York. Unknown venue.
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MAY 1964 Hartford CT Trinity College D The Trinity Tripod 21 Apr 64 (ad)
05/06- Query- Where is Fort George Meade located?
14- "Freedom Spectacular" closed circuit TV special.
20- 2 piano recitals at Columbia University.
21-/ DE's birthday. A surprise party at Metro Me
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JUN 1964 Des Moines IA Des Moines Art Center # Polk City IA Citizen 21 May 64
03/04- Conferences on Sinatra Album. / Also on 03 an interview of Billy Strayhorn by Don Rose on a CBS radio broadcast.
07- DE awarded Doctor of Humanities at Milford College.
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JUL 1964 Tokyo JAP Kosel Nenkin Hall #

08-During Duke's stay in Japan Niigata City was badly damaged by an earthquake. DE added this concert as a benefit for Niigata City. He was later made an honorary citizen of Niigata City.
10-Rex S
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AUG 1964 Stowe VT Town & Country Motor Lodge D Smithsonian Itinerary (1)
03- Query- Wollaston Beach . Is Boston the closest town?
04- DE & Ray Wright, Eastman School of Music Director, were interviewed by Louise Wilson, 9:25 am WHAM.
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SEP 1964 New York NY Fine Studios R

02 thru 05- SD L&P 954 calls this CBC tv show "The Duke".
05- DE interviewed by Anna Cameron for "Take Thirty" on CBC TV. This show was telecast on 8 Nov 64.
19- Evening concert at Monterey Jazz Festival.
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OCT 1964 San Jose CA San Jose City College # San Mateo Times 2 Oct 64
04- Afternoon concert at Davis & evening concert at Los Gatos.
06- Concert presented by the Associated Students of Contra Costa College.
07- San Francisco State Colle
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NOV 1964 Redwood City CA Tin Pan Alley C Redwood City Tribune 26 Oct 94 (ad)
Query- TV Guide stated that DEO appeared on NBC "Today" 7-9am. Was it taped earlier ?
01 thru 07- While playing in RedWood City Ca:
05- DE made a solo appearance on ABC-TV "Tennessee Ernie Ford Show".
20- There was no mention of a DEO gig in either
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DEC 1964 Montreal QUE Casa Loma Club C Montreal Gazette 4 Dec 64
01 thru 06- Le Jazz Hot Room.
07/08- Wollaston Beach.
14- Kutztown State College in the afternoon. Query- Check out this date.
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JAN 1965 New York NY Basin Street East C The New Yorker 26 Dec 64
Query- Jean Bach states she & her husband gave a formal dance at The Delmonico Hotel, New New York on 03?
03- There was an afternoon and an evening concert.
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FEB 1965 Lund SWE Akademiske Foraningen ##?

01- Query- Luciano Massagli has a DEO concert in Malmo?
10-DE records with John Lamb & Sam Woodyard.
16- Recording of telecast "Jazz 54".
Query- There is question if such a program ("Jazz 54") existed?
18- Recording of telecast "Ellington in Europe."
28
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MAR 1965 New York  NY Fine Studios R
01- 86/2-3 04- 86/2-7 17- 86/2-7 31- 86/2-3 04- Reprise recording session.
07- Ed Sullivan Show telecast. A 15 min. segment with Ella Fitzgerald.
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APR 1965



14- 88/2-5 02- McMurray College.
14- Reprise recording session.
16- Mike Douglas Show.
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MAY 1965 Fort Wayne IN Allan Co. Memorial Coliseum
KS 18- 86/2-4 08- Policemen's Ball.
10- Policemen's Ball.
21- Benefit dance for Milwaukee Junion Women's Club
22- DE was a passenger in a car driven by H. Carney which stru
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20- 80/4-2 30- 86/2-4 04- Voice of America DE interview.
05- Lehigh Alumni Party.
06- Query- Check newspaper verification. Concert or dance or both?
07 thru 12- With Tony Bennett.
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JUL 1965 Wheeling WV Oglebay Park # Washington PA Reporter 30 Jun 65
03- Newport Jazz Festival.
09- DEO particapated in NBC's Today Show in New York before going on the Philadelphia.
12- Keene Jay-Cees lost money on concert despi
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AUG 1965




02- DE was awarded a Bronze Medal by the City of New York. 17- Private Party at the Gaslight Club..
Query- Where is the Gaslight Club. Ask Pat Willard.
18- The entire
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18- Monterey Jazz Festival. Evening concert.
20- Piano recital by DE with interview/West Coast Recorders Studio.
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OCT 1965 Vancouver BC Isy's Supper Club C Vancouver Sun 1 Oct 65
03- This concert was presented under the auspices of the Walla Walla Junior Cub
09- College of Idaho. /The dance was in the Student Union Ballroom, 15- An unverified report that DEO pl
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NOV 1965 San Diego CA Community Concourse Theatre # Vista CA Press 13 Oct 65
02- Arizona State College.
09- Power outage on Eastern Coast forced DE to cancel engagements 12/13 in Milwaukee.
12- All Basin Street East
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DEC 1965 New York NY/DallasTX Basin Street East/ #/@ Variety 8 Dec 65 p53 R
01- Variety 6 Dec 65 p63 R has DE with Lamb & Bellson in Dallas TX for a concert at the Memorial Auditorium with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Mercer Ellington led the other members of the band in New York. 1 7/25/92
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JAN 1966 New York  NY open
Joe Igo Itinerary "B" 05- 86/2-5 05- Chick Corea took Ellington's piano chair at RCA Studios to record a "Portrait Of Pea" (Billy Strayhorn) with Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Aaron Bell and Louie Bellson. Also recorded "In The Alley", "Sassy" and "UPH".
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Luciano Massagli 08- 86/2-4 21- 86/2-6 06 &12/13,16, 18 thru 20- Ella Fitzgerald was with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. 08- Also a rehearsal.
20- DE interviewed by Derek Jewell for Granada telecast.
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MAR 1966 open

Joe Igo Itinerary "B" 29- 86/2-5 03- College of Mt St Vincent
16- DE and several members of the band attended a party at the Harmonie Club in Toronto after the performance.
20- Second Annual Jazz Festival.
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APR 1966 Dakar SEN
# Benny Aasland
09- Internat'l Fest of Negro Arts.
10/11- Plane from Dakar flew to Paris and then New York. It was delayed 24 hours. Ella Fitzgerald & Andy Kirk subbed for DEO at the sched
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MAY 1966 Kansas City MO Municipal Auditorium # Variety 6 May 66 p195 R
01- 3rd Annual Kansas City Jazz Festival. DEO was the featured attaction in a program that went from 2:40 pm to 11:40 pm. DEO played that last hour. Stan Kenton, Doc Severinson and Clark Terry also played. 1 1/1/94
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JUN 1966 Santa Rosa CA



05- Shakespeare Festival.
Query 06- Also a concert in tribute to Nellie Lutcher at Santa Monica Auditorium (L A Jewish Voice 29 Apr 66)
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JUL 1966 Milwaukee WI Washington Park # Milwaukee Journal 2 Jul 66 R
Query- DEMS 86/2-7 Has DE recording at unknown studio in New York NY on the 18th?
01- DEO played to 22,000.
02- DE interviewed by Bob Knudson. & met Leonard Bernstein for th
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AUG 1966 open

Joe Igo Itinerary "B"
Query- Check with AP (Boston Globe 26 May 66) ? . 15- With Beverly Todd & Kenny Burrell.
18/19- Johnny Hodges Verve recording sessions.
23- DE, John Lamb & Sam Woodyard performed the "Golden B
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SEP 1966 Chicago IL

San Francisco Examiner 27 Sep 66
01- DE's plane from Tucson to Chicago made an unscheduled stop in Salina KS because of a bomb scare. In Chicago DE made a 6 minute piano transcription for the Presbyterian Church. 1 1/4/94
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OCT 1966 San Francisco CA Basin St West C San Francisco Examiner 27 Sep 66
05-11-19-22-24 thru 29- With Ella Fitzgerald.
11- University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
21- University of Pennsylvania.
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NOV 1966 Rumson NJ Fairhaven Regional H S # Asbury Park Evening Press 2 Nov 66 19-93/2-4 02- Barbara McNair Show telecast.
03-Lycoming College 1966-67 Artist & Lecture Series.
04/05- Jackie Gleason Show telecast.
08- Harold "Shorty" Baker dies.
10- 1st concert fo
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DEC 1966 New York NY Riverboat C Variety 30 Nov 66
05- There is also a program for the sacred concert.
09- At Hunter College New York NY DEO performed with the Dinizulu African Dancers.
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JAN 1967




13 - DEO flew to Paris FRA.
14- DEO flew to Milan for studio rehearsal.
15- Oscar Valdambrini played trumpet this date only.
16- DEO flew to Zurich.
21- Mercer Ellington joins band from U.S.A.
22- Ella Fitzgerald was with DEO.
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FEB 1967 Paris FRA Salle Pleyel ## Variety 11 Jan 67 p77
01- With Ella Fitzgerald.
04- Money Johnson returns to U.S.A.
05- Tony Watkins had no work permit and did not appear in Portsmouth.
08- DE interviewed by Max Jones (Melody Maker 18 Feb 67 p8.
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10- 86/2-6 15- 86/2-6 23- 88/6-5 02- /AFN broadcast 'Weekend World Party'."
10- Query- Check "Music Is My Mistress" p145 for a gig in Paris with DE solo piano .
11- Bal du Futur.
12- The
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APR 1967 Pittsburgh PA Penn Theatre ## Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2 Mar 67 04- 86/2-5 07- Clark Terry played with the band.
25- Query- Benny Aasland has DEO playing a Sacred Concert on 25? Double check Columbus Evening Dispatch ?
26- Query- There is no reference to this gig in either of the Springfield papers ?
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MAY 1967 Baltimore MD Morgan State College @ Variety 3 May 67 p57 R
01- DE received from Morgan State College Baltimore MD an honorary Doctor of Music degree.
02- New Mexico Highlands University's Spring Prom. Before the dance DE picked the winner of the five finalists for the Miss Southwest Wind of 1967 as the "most b
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JUN 1967 Lake Tahoe NV Harrah's Casino Cabaret C Benny Aasland 23- 86/2-7 04- DE received an Honorary degree Doctor of Music by Washington University St Louis MO (Variety 7 Jun 67 p57).
05- Billy Strayhorn' funeral. DE att
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JUL 1967 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl # Los Angeles Times 25 Jun 68
04- DE attended a 67th birthday party for Louis Armstrong.
06- Query - Did DEO also play a concert at the Lorton Reformatory in Lorton VA.?
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AUG 1967 New York NY The Rainbow Grill C The New Yorker 29 Jul 67 30- 86/2-4 07- Merv Griffin Show.
11- Today Show.
17- /DE interview.
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SEP 1967 New York NY Rainbow Grill/RCA Studios C/R New York Times 3 Aug 67
01/02- DE with J Hodges, P Gonsalves, H Carney, C Anderson, L Brown, J Lamb, & Steve Little.
03 thru 09- Expo 67. There were 10 performances in total.
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OCT 1967




04- DE sat in with the Chris Ibanez' Trio at a noon concert. 06- El Dorado Hotel. 1 1/6/92
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NOV 1967 Tahoe City CA Harrah's Club C

16-/West Coast Recorders Studio RCA recording session.
21- The band consisted of DE, Jeff Castleman & Sam Woodyard.
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DEC 1967 Seattle WA DJ's C Seattle Daily Times 27 Nov 67 05- 86/2-4 02- Also a free teen age concert at Seattle Opera House (Tacoma News 26 Nov 67).
04- FM broadcast.
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JAN 1968 Reno NV Harrah's Club C Reno Nevada State Journal 23 Dec 67
09- Alice Babs came to New York but she didn't see DE until 11 when she first learned the songs she was to sing. There were eight songs that came piecemeal over the next three days.
13- Ed Sullivan telecast rehearsal.
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FEB 1968 Rochester NY Rochester Casino C Rochester Times-Union 23 Jan 68
03- Salle Wilfrid Pelletier
09- Shriner's Ball.
11- In Chicago on the way to Milwaukee DE striolled into an empty Ambassador Hotel Pump Room and played 20 m
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MAR 1968 Mineola NY Chaminade High School # Long Island Press 14 Feb 68
03- The concert at the Philharmonic Hall in New York NY included Tony Bennett and Jack E Leonard!.
06- Free concert put on by the city. DE charged $1,000.
10- DE was among
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APR 1968 Las Vegas NV Flamingo Hotel H Daily Variety Hollywood 29 Jan 68
04- DE played part of Sacret Concert with Tougaloo Choir after intermission. The concert was interrupted with the announcement that the Rev. Martin Luther King had been murdered . (N Y Times 5 Apr 68).
07- With Community Choir.
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MAY 1968 Princess Anne MD Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore # Amusement Business Chicago 4 May 68
06- Central State University.
07- With Carthage College Choir.
11- Wilmington College.
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JUN 1968 New York NY The Rainbow Grill C The New Yorker 01 Jun 68
01 thru 29- During the Rainbow Room sting other than those gigs son their day off DE and/or DEO engaged in the following:
02- DEO with choirs of All Souls and Heavenly Rest churches,
04- Possible Columbia College , Chicago IL honorary degree acceptance
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JUL 1968 Lambertville NJ Music Circus # Easton NJ Express 28 Jun 68
06- Newport Jazz Festival. DE, Johnny Hodges & others not from DEO played a concert at 2:00 pm. DEO played a concert at 8:00 pm.
07- Peter Smith, a local player from
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AUG 1968 open

Duke Ellington Inc CL 6-3530
03- DE had Johnny Hodges,Jeff Castleman and Rufus Jones with him for this concert with the Hollywood Bowl Symphomy.
06-This was a taping of a 90 minute show presenting the winner of a nation wide contest for amateur musicians. DE was master of ceremoni
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SEP 1968 New York NY travel @ Benny Åuslund
01- DEO flew from Kennddy Airport to Rio De Janeiro BRZ. 02- /The broadcast was a telecast.
07- Stanley Dance in his book "The World
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OCT 1968 York PA Wm Penn Senior High School # York Gazette & Daily 2 Oct 68
03- Univ of Western Ontario.
04- Query- Check to determine if this was a Sacred Concert.
06- Benefit concert in memory of Billy Strayhorn.
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NOV 1968 New York NY 1st A M E Zion Church S New York Times 1 Nov 68 06- 86/2-3 23- 86/2-6 29- 86/2-8 01- The 1st AME Zion Church is in Brooklyn.
02- Pennsylvania State University.
03- Query- (The Smithsonian Itinerary-68) states that this sacred concert was performed in the Chicago Opera House?
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DEC 1968 open

Duke Ellington Inc CL 6-3530 04- 86/2-4 04- Benefit for Osyssey House rehab for young drug addicts. 05- CBS 'Mike Douglas Show.
DE with Jeff Castleman & Rufus Jones.
06- This concert was produced to buy toys for und
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JAN 1969 Houston TX

Herbie Jones Itinerary
02- Joey Bishop Show.
20- President's Inaugural Ball.
24- Gary Muigwithania Civi
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FEB 1969 Knoxville TN Senators Club ## Knoxville Journal 18 Dec 68
02- Benefit St John AME Church.
02- Query- (The Atlanta GA Inquirer 1 Feb 69) announced that DEO would play a Concert at the Archer Hall Gym Moorhouse College Atlanta on 2 Feb
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MAR 1969 Cincinnati OH The Living Room C Cincinnati Enquirer 23 Feb 69 09- 86/2-7 02- Benefit Myrtle Avenue United Methodist Church.
04 thru 29- While playing at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas NV DE and/or DEO were involved in the following:
08- DEO played with the California :Youth Symp
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03- 86/2-6 04- 86/2-6 25- 86/2-6 06- /Ed Sullivan Show.?
13- Benefit Lawrencew Hall-Randall House.
15 thru 17- Opening o
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MAY 1969 McAlester OK Thompson Auditorium # McAlester News-Capital 21 Oct 68 25- 86/2-6 02- Langston University/ Dance was in Gayles Gym.
05- University President S. I. Hayakawa paid for the concert & dance. 06- W
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JUN 1969 Newport RI Piano Lounge Graduate Center @ Brown Alumni vol69 no. 9
01- A dinner for the recipients of honorary degrees and the Commencement on 02 DE played for the group including a duet with Mrs. Heffner, wife of the President of Brown University.
02- Brown University conferred an Honorary Doctor of Music on DE.
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JUL 1969 Detroit MI Ford Auditorium @ Ron Collier
01- Rehearsal for concerts on 02.
02- DEO joins Ron Collier's band for two free Canadian- American jazz concerts.
03- With Peter Ner
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AUG 1969 New York NY The Rainbow Grill C The New Yorker 26 Jul 69
03- Benefit University of Bridgeport.
12- National Studios recording session.
During the Rainbow
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SEP 1969




02 thru 04- Recording sessions for Readers Digest.
08- Wedding reception. / Surprise 60th birthday party for Dr. Logan in his apartment on West 88th Street with DEO playing from 8:30 pm to 6 am.
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OCT 1969 Las Vegas NV Sahara Hotel Casbar Theatre H Las Vegas Review-Journal 27 Sep 69
16- A special concert Berkeley High School's Kennedy Auditorium for Berkeley school children began at 7:30 pm
23- DE was master of ceremon
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NOV 1969 Paris FRA Salle Pleyel ## Hollywood Reporter 14 Nov 69
02- Erik Wiedemann has the venue The Tivolis Koncertsal?
04- DEO came to Stockholm and rehearsed in the church during the day.
05- Rehearsal for the TV Sacred Concert for the following d
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@

01- DEO arrived New York from European tour.
03- Benny Aasland reports this concert was for the employees of a large insurance company. Northwest Mutual paerhaps?
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JAN 1970 Las Vegas NV Caesar'sPalace Roman Theatre H Lawndale CA Tribune 18 Dec 69 07- 86/2-5 08- Lawrence Brown leaves DEO. He was replaced by Julianm Priester.
27- Alice Babs was singing at the Rama Gotel in Bangkok. DE saw the ad in the paper and called Alice . DE told Alice that he was playing for a military operation with no civilian
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FEB 1970



03- 89/3-3b
06- 89/3-3b
07- 89/3-3b
03- Festival of Arts.
06- Duke Ellington Special telecast.
10 thru 12- DEO flew from New
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MAR 1970



09- 86/2-4 10- 86/2-3 17- 86/2-6 24- The RCA Victor Recording Studios was located on 225 Mutual Street, Toronto.
Query- Check when DE received a plaque from Gov. Rockefeller.
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APR 1970 Portland OR Hilton Hotel D Portland Press 1 Apr 70 27- 86/2-4 01- Gateway Elk's Club Dance.
08- /Duke Ellington In The Round.
17- Orange Coast College Co
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MAY 1970 Toronto ONT Royal York Hotel H Toronto Telegram 2 May 70 11- 86/2-5 25- 86/2-5 01 /09- Toronto Star 12 May 70 p36 reported that Ron Collier rehearsed DEO on a new half-hour suite called "Pockets" written by US composer Ann Henry.
03- CBLT telecast "Morning After" with DE interviewed by Danny Finkelman
04- DE was a celebrity "myster
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JUN 1970



03- 86/2-4 08- 86/2-5 15- 86/2-5 04- Free concert.
05- DE received an honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN. DE and Tony Watkins performed after the award ceremony.
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JUL 1970 Montreux SWI open @ Giovanni Volonté
01- In Montreux (no concert).
02- In Montreux (no concert) but DE was in Paris for ORTF telecast.
03- Montreux Jazz Festival.
04- ORTF telecast.
06- In Paris (no concert).
07- In Paris (no concert).
10- Schmallenberg is near Dusseldorf.
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AUG 1970 Ostend BEL Kursaal #

Query-02- DEO with Miami Symphony Orchestra?
06- Merv Griffin Show.
09- DE in rehearsal & performance w
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SEP 1970 New York NY The Rainbow Grill C The New Yorker 29 Aug 70
04- National Studios recording session.
06- "Jazzmobile Concert" at 129th Street between 5th Avenue & Lennox Avenue.
18- Monterey Jazz Festival. Evening concert where "The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse" was premieried.
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OCT 1970 Cherry Point NC



05- DEO played a Sacred Concert Benefit for the Quinn Community Service Fund to a disappointingly small cxrowd.
07- Concert of the Friends of Music of Northwest Ohio
14- Kentucky State College.
16- Query- University of Kentucky. There is a question whe
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NOV 1970




02- Mississippi Valley State College
03- DEO with Rufus Jones & Wild Bill Davis played with the Houston Symphony.
05- Northern Oklahoma College.
06- DEO played to 5,000 campaign workers at a party given by Governor Winthrop Rockefeller.
09 thru 12- The
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DEC 1970 Greeneville TN Municipal Auditorium # TDES 09- 86/2-7 11- 86/2-7 02- Arkansas AM&N College
10- This was a concert for "Human Rights Day." There was a dance after the concert in the Americana Hotel.
04- Fairmont Hotel.
05- Earlier in the day DE was a judge of a college band contest in Austin TX. During the evening
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JAN 1971 Las Vegas NV Caesar's Palace H

11- DRB has DEO recording in Nat'l Studio in New York?
14 thru 24- DEO played in the International Club of the Shamrock Hilton Hotel . 05- Query- Desor has
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FEB 1971 New York NY National Studios R DRB 01- 86/2-4 03- 86/2-6 16- 86/2-7 17- 86/2-4 02- Mike Douglas Show.
10- Dick Cavett Show.
11- DRB has
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MAR 1971 Downsview ONT Hook & Ladder Room. H Toronto ONT Telegram 1 Mar 71
01 thru 6-Beverly Hills Motor Hotel.
02- CBC-TV "Luncheon date with Elwood Glover."
07- Plane delayed by engine problems & blizzard.
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APR 1971 Miami FL Dade County Auditorium # Miami Herald 1 Apr 71 p11-C 27- 86/2-7 01- Concert for the Miami chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
16- The Goutelas Suite premiered. R. Procope was ill, Tom Griffin replaced him.
29- DE attended the opening night for Tony Bennett at the Waldorf Astoria and had a party thr
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MAY 1971 Schenectady NY Memorial Chapel Union College # The Concordiensis 27 Apr 71 06- 86/2-4 09- This 2 hour plus show had an audience of 10,000. Carmen McRae and DEO were followed by Bob Hope. 1 12/18/91
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JUN 1971



28- 86/2-5 29- 86/2-4 01 WABC-TV "Joe Franklin Show."
02- Newport Jazz Festival.
06- DE received an honorary Doctor of Music degree.
07- Princeton Prom.
12- DE rerceived an honorary Doctor of Music from Howard University.
12- Query- U
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JUL 1971 N Y NY/Saratoga SpgsNY /Performing Arts Center B/# The New Yorker 26 Jul 71
02- Newport Jazz Festival.
06- Stanley Dance stated in (Lightly & Politely Jazz Journal Aug 1971) that DE on the road to play their next gig at Roanoke VA phoned Danc
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AUG 1971




02 thru 28- DEO's small group /
During the Rainbow engagement DE and/or DEO, when not off for the week made the following:
23-/ NBC-TV "Tonight Show". DE played "Satin Doll" with Tommy Newsom orchestra and was interviewed.
24-/ NBC-TV "Tonight Show".
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SEP 1971




08- After the concert at Topsfield DE travelled to the Odyssey House, a drug rehabilitation center in Hampton NH, for a midnight snack and some piano playing.
10- Depart New York NY for Moscow USSR.
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R 585
OCT 1971 Rostov-na-Donu USSR Sports Palace # Smithsonian Itinerary 18-91/4-6
19-93/1-6a
Query- Altho the number of concerts for the tour (11 September thru 12 October) is correct specific dates are not known.
08- Jam Session at House of Friendship attended by young & old Soviet jazz buffs & known Soviet jazz figures. Soviet officials on
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NOV 1971 Budapest HUN Erkel Theatre ## Smithsonian Itinerary
01- There was a TV taping of the concert.
04 There was a TV taping of the concert.
05- DEO started the concert at midnight.
14- The concerts began at 6:30 pm & 10:45 pm.
15- Depart Barcelona for Ri
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DEC 1971 Caracas VEN Teatro Municipal # Caracas El Universal 1 Dec 71
12- Ball State University.
31- All Star Parade of Bands.
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JAN 1972 New York NY The Rainbow Grill C The New Yorker 1 Jan 72
04- Depart for Tokyo JAP
07- NHK telecast.
08- /Kanagawa Kenritsu Ong
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FEB 1972 Djakarta INDO Istora Senaja;n # Poster
04- Depart Singapore for Perth AUS.
16- Depart Honolulu for Seattle/Tacoma WA.
18- With Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine.
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MAR 1972 Los Angeles CA Now Grove Ambassador HotelX H Los Angeles Herald Examiner 29 Feb 72
01 thru 04- With Sarah Vaughan.
05- Civic Center,
06- Sierra College.
07- Chico State Co
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APR 1972 Detroit MI Michigan-Palace Supper Club C Detroit Free Press 28 Mar 72
03- University of Indiana.
06- University. of Notre Dame.
10- DE played & discussed his music.
11- DEO played
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MAY 1972 open

Smithsonian Itinerary
05- University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. DE performed at a "musical clinic" in the afternoon & DEO gave a concert in the evening.
14- Southern Illinois University.
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JUN 1972 open

Smithsonian Itinerary
06- Governors' State Dinner.
10- DEO played for a benefit starring Bob Hope.
20- DE honored at 75th annual conve
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JUL 1972 McAfee NJ Playboy Club C West Milford NJ Township Argus 2 Jul 72
08- DEO with Barney Bigard, Ray Nance & Bobby Short as a vocalist in a tribute to Ivy Anderson as well as a Rumanian soprano named Aura who hummed and scatted "Mood Indigo". [Whitney Balliett's New York Notes p37]. 1 1/1/94
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AUG 1972 New York NY The Rainbow Grill C The New Yorker 29 Jul 72 02- 86/2-4 25- 86/2-3 01 thru 26- During the Rainbow Room engagement, other than their Sundays off, DE and/or DEO had the following extra activities:
02- DEO recording session at Mediasound Studios in New York NY.
14- DEO with Stan Getz & Dizzy Gillespie played a concert at
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SEP 1972 Atlantic City NJ Steel Pier D New York NY Post 28 Aug 72
10- DE received an honorary Doctor of Arts from Rider College.
13- Potsdam State University.
16- Kalamazoo MI Gazette 22 May has DEO playing two stage shows for the Allegan County Fair?
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OCT 1972 Madison NJ Baldwin Gymnasium S/B Chatham NJ Courier 5 Oct 72 R
01- Drew University./ DE was seen briefly on ABC-TV "Jazz: The American Art Forum." (Variety 11 Oct 72 p43 R)
07- Duke Ellington Fellowship Program. DE played with
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NOV 1972 Essex MD Physical Education Center # Baltimore Sun 10 Oct 72
01- Essex Community College.
09- DE was interviewed by J. P. McCarthy.
10- Benefit Glen Oak School Scholarship Fund. DEO played in the Mardi Gras Room.
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DEC 1972 Las Vegas NV Hilton Casino Lounge H Los Angeles Times 18 Nov 72
01 thru 12- DEO played three shows on Fridays and Saturdays and two shows the remainder of the week. Twice during this engagement DEO was in a Las Vegas NV recording studio, 05 and 06 Dec 72.
12- Query- Associated Booking Corp. Date Book had DEO in Sant
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JAN 1973

@ Duke Ellington Inc 1973
Query- 01 thru 06- Was DE in Paris & London (Massagli) or Los Angeles CA ( Duke Ellington Inc 1973) taping a TV show with only certain members of the band.
07- Ed Sullivan Show.
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FEB 1973 Miami Beach FL Marco Polo Hotel Persian Rm H Miami Herald 28 Jan 73 p4-G
09- State Univeristy of New York Binghamton.
11- A CBS Tribute at the Schubert Hotel in New York NY was attended by DE.
18- Dancing from 17th gig extended until 3:30 am.
20- First Sacred Concert gi
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MAR 1973 Las Vegas NV Hilton Hotel Casino Lounge H Duke Ellington Inc 1973 86/2-7 10- Fairleigh Dickenson University.
11- Centenary College for Women.
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APR 1973 New York NY Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Associated Booking Corp Date Book
04- Benefit St. Francis Grade Schools
08- Query- Associated Booking Corp Date Book had DEO playing in Portland OR.
29- DE received an honorary degree Doctor of Humanities on his birthday
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MAY 1973 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium # Associated Booking Corp Date Book
04- Eastern Michigan University.
11- Gateway Technical Institute Spring Dance.
13- DE also received an honary doctorate of Music from Ripon College, Ripon WI.
16- DE received and honorary Doctor o
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JUN 1973 Philadelphia PA

Associated Booking Corp Date Book
07 thru 20- DEO played in the International Club in the Shamrock Hilton Hotel. 23- DEO rehearsed with Symphony of the New World in the afternoon in the Carroll Studios, 41st Street New York NY. / T 1 7/12/91

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JUL 1973 New York NY Philharmonic Hall ## The New Yorker 02 Jul 73
01- Alice Babs sang with the band for both shows.
02- This was a Thirties Ball with DEO, Count Basie & His Orchestra & Woody
Herman. Alice Babs sand with the band.
03- Alice was with the band when t
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AUG 1973
off
Associated Booking Corp Date Book
08- DE made a commercial for Hammond Organ. 1 7/12/91
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SEP 1973 New York NY The Rainbow Grill C The New Yorker 03 Sep 73
04 thru 06- Flying Dutchman recording session.
20- Ben Webster died in Copenhagen.
23- Deleware State College.
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OCT 1973 Philadelphia PA

Associated Booking Corp Date Bookk 24- 86/2-7 25- 86/2-4 03- Howard University Benefit.
22- DEO leaves for London.
23- DEO rehearses the Third Sacred Concert. Alice Babs was with DEO.
24- This was the only Third Sacred Co
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NOV 1973 Cologne GER
# Duke Ellington Inc 1973 85/3-2a 02- Berliner Jazz-tagen.
07- /telecast.
08- 16th Festival Internazionale del Jazz.
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DEC 1973 Eastbourne ENG Congress Theatre ## Duke Ellington Inc 1973 01- 86/2-7 03- Telecast recording.
07- 125th Ann Hahnemann Medical College.
23- Third Sacred Concert.
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JAN 1974 New York NY The Rainbow Grill C The New Yorker 31 Dec 73
06 thru 14- The concerts were cancelled due to Duke's illness.
18- Concert was cancelled. Rebooked for 21 Mar 74.
19- DEO was scheduled to play three concerts in two days in Minneapolis. The concerts were cancelled because of DE's illness.
24- A gig i
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FEB 1974




Query- It has been stated that DEO played at the Astor Roof, New York NY one night late in the month?
11- DE & four band members. Marian McPartland started things off by playing "Take The A Train" with the 4 band members.
14- Monroe County Fairground
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MAR 1974




05- Desor has DEO playing at the Dade County Auditorium Miami FL?
19- University of Missuri at Rolla homecoming dance.
20- Northern Illinois University.
22- There was also a review in the Det
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DEC 1943 New York NY Decca Studioa R
01- 81/1-4a -- - 87/3-2a 08- 83/1-1b 11- 79/2-9b -- - 79/3-2a
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01- World Transcriptions recording session. 08- Spotlight Bands. 1 5/27/94 01- 43-183 08- 43-184 11- 43-185 31- 43-187 01- 281
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