Jazz in the Twin Cities Oral History Project: Interview with Les Beigel
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Beigel was born, 1908 and grew up in Onawa, Iowa. He was a trumpet player who was a prominent jazz musician during the 1920s and 1930s. He played with Red Nichols at the Lowry Hotel as well as the Marigold and other ballrooms and cafes. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: How he started to play music; playing with big bands; playing with Red Nichols; Glenn Miller; setting up his own band; improvisation; Twin Cities as a good music town; Chief McElroy; rehearsal; Hal Kemp and the technique of triple tonguing.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
11 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:37:21 running time
Creation Interviewee: Beigel, Les
Interviewer: Warmington, Carl
Made in Seattle, King County, Washington, United States
Subjects Made in Seattle, King County, Washington, United States
Dates Creation: 09/19/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 129
Accession Number AV1989.137.1
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jazz in the Twin Cities Oral History Project'

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