San Antonio, Texas
Jazz banjo player John H. Bragg knew Scott Joplin, played with Don Albert and lived in the center of the jazz era in Texas and beyond. Bragg shared stages with some of jazz’s greatest stars of the 1920s and 1930s and organized...
Jazz musicians.; Musicians--Texas.; Alamo City Jazz Society.; Trombonists--Biography.; Happy Jazz Band.; Caceres, Emilio, d. 1973.
Retired from the Air Force as dentist, Reiley went into private practice in San Antonio, where he also formed the Alamo City Jazz Band. He discusses fellow musicians and his professional experiences as a jazz trombonist.
Jazz musicians;African American musicians;Pianists;Albert, Don
Interview is one of series by Sterlin Holmesly: “Jazz”. Allen Vann grew up in Williamson County, Texas where he began playing piano, then moved to San Antonio in 1922, attending St. Peter’s Clavier School and learning to read music. Vann...
Saxophonists; singers; pianists; Jazz musicians; Dance orchestras
Jazz musician Cliff Gillette and his wife, former big band singer Ruth, remember the heyday of their musical lives when they crossed the country in the 1930s and 1940s performing with some of the most noted musicians of the era.
Polish Americans--Texas;San Antonio (Tex.)--Description and travel
Sister Alexandrine was born into a Polish family and reared in a neighborhood where all of San Antonio's ethnic groups flourished - along with ther cultures and cuisines. She shares those recollections and explains the importance of the...