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Les Hite

Born: 
02/13/1903
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Died: 
02/06/1962
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Les Hite was an American jazz bandleader. He attended the University of Illinois and played saxophone with family members in a band in the 1920s. Following this, he played with Detroit Shannon and then the Helen Dewey Show, but when this group disbanded abruptly, Hite relocated to Los Angeles. There he played with The Spikes Brothers Orchestra, Mutt Carey, Curtis Mosby and Paul Howard. He became leader of Howard's band in 1930, and played at the Cotton Club in Los Angeles for several years, accompanying Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller among others. They also recorded frequently for film soundtracks and occasionally appeared on camera.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Les Hite / Claude Hopkins 01/19/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Les Hite / Claude Hopkins 01/20/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Les Hite / Claude Hopkins 01/21/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Les Hite / Claude Hopkins 01/23/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Les Hite / Claude Hopkins 01/24/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Les Hite / Claude Hopkins 01/25/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 01/26/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 01/27/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 01/28/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 01/29/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 01/30/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 01/31/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 02/01/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 02/14/1941 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 02/15/1941 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 02/16/1941 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 02/17/1941 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 02/18/1941 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 02/19/1941 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 02/20/1941 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 03/20/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 03/21/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 03/22/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 03/23/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Les Hite & His Band 03/24/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA

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