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Erskine Hawkins

Born: 
07/26/1914
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Died: 
11/11/1993
Years Active: 
1930's-1990's
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Erskine Ramsay Hawkins was an American trumpet player and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is most remembered for composing the jazz standard "Tuxedo Junction" (1939) with saxophonist and arranger Bill Johnson. The song became a popular hit during World War II, rising to #7 nationally (version by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra) and to #1 nationally (version by the Glenn Miller Orchestra). Vocalists who were featured with Erskine's orchestra include Ida James, Delores Brown and Della Reese. Hawkins was named after Alabama industrialist Erskine Ramsay.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 08/24/1941 New Rhythm Club New Orleans Louisiana USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 08/25/1941 Temple Roof Garden Baton Rouge Louisiana USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 08/27/1941 Galveston City Auditorium Galveston Texas USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 08/28/1941 Houston City Auditorium Houston Texas USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/05/1941 Michigan Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/06/1941 Michigan Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/07/1941 Michigan Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/08/1941 Michigan Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/09/1941 Michigan Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/10/1941 Michigan Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/11/1941 Michigan Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/12/1941 Paramount Theatre - Toledo Toledo Ohio USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/13/1941 Paramount Theatre - Toledo Toledo Ohio USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/14/1941 Paramount Theatre - Toledo Toledo Ohio USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 12/26/1941 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 12/26/1941 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 12/27/1941 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 12/29/1941 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 12/30/1941 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 12/31/1941 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 01/01/1942 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Harlem Camp Fund Benefit 05/16/1942 Metropolitan Opera House NYC New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 06/26/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 06/26/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & His Band 06/27/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA

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