Erskine Hawkins

No relation to Coleman Hawkins, but a high note trumpet specialist who fronted a very good band that was consistently popular with dancers at the famed Savoy Ballroom in Harlem in the 1930s and 1940s.

He had some very interesting soloists, such as baritonist Heywood Henry and tenor men Julian Dash and Paul Bascomb (whose brother Dud played in the trumpet section).

Jazz Bands & Musicians:
Louis Armstrong
Bix Beiderbecke
Art Blakey
Cab Calloway
Nat King Cole
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Bill Evans
Benny Goodman
Erskine Hawkins
Stan Kenton
Andy Kirk
Mills Blue Rhythm Band
Charles Mingus
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Bud Powell
Sonny Rollins
Art Tatum