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Owen Clark collection

  • c00007
  • Collection
  • 1890-2007

The collection consists of material relating to Winnipeg and its music history, particularly its jazz, blues, and big band music from the late 1890s to 2007. This material was used by Clark in Musical Ghosts: Manitoba’s Jazz and Dance Bands, 1914-...

Nankin Gardens Orchestra

Photograph shows Ann Foster (piano), Jack Hunter (drums), Art Strauss (banjo), Cam Christie (saxophone), Clif Marshall (saxophone), Hugo Menard (trumpet). Date of photograph is approximate, [ca. 1927].

Gene Deagle and His Arcadians

Photograph taken at Grand Beach, Manitoba. Shows Clyde Bateman (trombone and trumpet), Al Doe (drums), Art Strauss (banjo and saxophone), Gene Deagle (piano), Johnny Horner (saxophone).

The Nabob Girls Orchestra

Photograph shows the Nabob Girls Orchestra at the Western Board Broadcasting studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Left to right front: Marj DeBoldt?, Sally Lee (Levine), unknown trumpet player, unknown piano player, Nellie McIntosh? (conductor). Left to ri...

Frank Wrights Orchestra at the Banff Springs Hotel

Photograph shows Virginia Fair (entertainer and hostess), Sid Doe (bass), Dib Burdett (piano and leader), Eddie Schultz (trumpet), Eddie Peterson (trombone), Jimmy King (saxophone and vocals), Al Doe (drum and vibs), Cam Christian (saxophone), Les...

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