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Jazz in the Twin Cities Oral History Project: Interview with Les Beigel
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.
1.5 hours sound cassette
11 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:37:21 running time
Interviewee: Beigel, Les
Interviewer: Warmington, Carl
Made in: Seattle, King County, Washington, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 129 (Library Call Number)
AV1989.137.1 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jazz in the Twin Cities Oral History Project'