Feb 18

Walter Page

Walter Page was an all-around musician playing bass, saxophone, tuba and was a bandleader. He played with the Blue Devils and Count Basie and was born on this date on 1900.

Walter Page: Freedom Bass Dance - JazzTimes
Walter Page (1900-1957)

Peanuts Holland

Trumpeter Herbert “Peanuts” Holland was born on Feb. 9 in 1910 in Norfolk , Va. In the 40’s he played with Coleman Hawkins and Charlie Barnet.

Peanuts Holland (1910-1979) - Find A Grave Memorial
Peanuts Holland (1910-1979)

Erskine Butterfield

The “Singing Vagabond of the Keys”, pianist Erskine Butterfield was born this day in 1913. Often credited as developing the cocktail piano style he passed in 1961.

Glimpse of History: Newark native was a radio regular - nj.com
Erskine Butterfield (1913-1961)

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