John Kirby and His Orchestra - Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm

John Kirby's talent and humble beginnings in Winchester, Va. landed him in New York City in 1929 as the tubaist and bassist for The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. Performing with Chick Webb and Billie Holiday, led him to form his own group. John Kirby's Orchestra set a precedence for jazz orchestras when they sponsored their radio jazz series on CBS called "Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm" in 1940-41. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780964744110
About Alan Williams

Hello, my name is Al Williams. I was born and raised in Winchester, Va., and I'm a 1973 graduate of John Handley High School. I earned my bachelors at Southern Illinois University and my masters at Troy University. I hope you enjoy Sugarfly and the Swastika.

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