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.
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.
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.