Erskine Hawkins

Born: 
07/26/1914
City: 
Birmingham
Region: 
Alabama
Country: 
USA
Died: 
11/11/1993
Years Active: 
1930's-1990's
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Trumpet
Former Members: 

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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 Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Ed Sullivan Dawn Patrol Revue 06/18/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Ed Sullivan Dawn Patrol Revue 06/19/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Ed Sullivan Dawn Patrol Revue 06/20/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Ed Sullivan Dawn Patrol Revue 06/21/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Ed Sullivan Dawn Patrol Revue 06/22/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Ed Sullivan Dawn Patrol Revue 06/23/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Ed Sullivan Dawn Patrol Revue 06/24/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra 12/17/1938 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra 06/11/1939 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins 09/23/1940 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/05/1941 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/06/1941 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/07/1941 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/08/1941 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/09/1941 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/10/1941 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins / The Ink Spots 12/11/1941 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins 11/13/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins 11/14/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins 11/15/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins 11/16/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins 11/17/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins 11/18/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins 11/19/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erskine Hawkins 03/26/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA

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