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DVD - Benny Featherstone - Prince of Good Fellows

From the Collection of Australian Jazz Museum Koomba Park 15 Mountain Highway Wantirna Victoria

Description
A 66 minute film remastered onto DVD-R of Benny Featherstone, a legendary Melbourne Musician, by Nigel Buesst. Housed in a DVD case with a photograph of a Featherstone band in front of a shell stage.
Size
140mm x 190mm
Attached Files
Object Registration
12167
Keywords
piano, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, benny featherstone, prince of good fellows, thirties, jazz musician, melbourne jazz musician, nigel buesst, dvd, drummer, 1930 s
Historical information
The life and times of a legendary Melbourne musician who lived life with the brakes off. Arguably the first notable Australian jazz improvisor, he mastered many instruments - trumpet, trombone, clarinet, piano. But most of all he was an excellent drummer.
Throughout the thirties Benny played hot jazz in a multitude of bands, inspired perhaps by hearing the "hot Harlem rhythms" of the Ellingon and Armstrong bands in London during a 1933 visit
When Made
1966
Made By
Nigel- Buesst, Sunrise-Picture- Co (Producer)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:08AM