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Complete Jazz Series 1947 - 1949

Erskine Hawkins

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Biography

Born: July 26, 1914 in Birmingham, AL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

A talented high-note trumpeter and a popular bandleader, Erskine Hawkins was nicknamed "the 20th Century Gabriel." He learned drums and trombone before switching to trumpet when he was 13. While attending the Alabama State Teachers College, he became the leader of the college band, the 'Bama State Collegians. They went to New York in 1934, became the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, started making records in 1936, and by 1938 were quite successful. With Hawkins and Dud Bascomb sharing the trumpet solos,...
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Complete Jazz Series 1947 - 1949, Erskine Hawkins
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  • $6.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Feb 16, 2009

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