[Dixielandjazz] Who is that masked child?

MARTNO1 at aol.com MARTNO1 at aol.com
Sun Sep 7 00:19:24 PDT 2003

I was spending a fun-filled evening at home last week, reading a Fall, 1929 Musical Enterprise magazine. This magazine features several pages of notes on musical happenings sent in from correspondents in different parts of the country. This particular note from fall of 1929 was sent in from a correspondent in Hagerstown, MD.

"Christy Brothers Circus showed here Sept. 5 with a good outfit and a good band. A feature to me of the whole show was Master James, 13-year-old son of the director. This boy played first chair trumpet with ease and accuracy."

I don't think any of you require any help in figuring out the identity of young "master" James.

Audrey Van Dyke

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