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CLAUDE HOPKINS SIGNED SLIP, AMERICAN JAZZ STRIDE PIANIST & BANDLEADER

$225.00

Description

Claude Driskett Hopkins (1903-84) Signed Slip, "Claude Hopkins", 5.25 x 3.5, by the American jazz stride pianist and bandleader. His parents were on the faculty of Howard University. In 1925, he left for Europe as the musical director of The Revue Negre which starred Josephine BakerHe returned to the US in 1927 where, based in Washington, he toured the TOBA circuit. During 1932–36, he led a fairly successful Harlem band with long residencies at the Savoy and Roseland ballrooms and at the Cotton Club. In 1937 he took his band on the road with a great deal of success. In fine condition.

$225   #12092