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

Description
Buescher brass cornet
Size
L 42cm
Object Registration
11764
Keywords
benny featherstone, prince of good fellows, thirties, jazz musician, melbourne jazz musician, drummer, 1930 s, buescher cornet, trumpeter, trombonist, clarinetist, pianist, early australian jazz
Historical information
The brass cornet was owned by early Australian Jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist Benny Featherstone
Made By
Buescher Manufacturing Company (Instrument manufacturer)
Significance
Benny Featherstone is considered "one of the most fascinating and gifted musicians in the history of Australian jazz" (Johnson, Oxford Companion to Australian Jazz, p 154). Once described as "Australia's Louis Armstrong"
Inscriptions & Markings
True tone. Pat. Oct 89.07 287335 LP 262
The Buescher Elkhart Ind. U.S.A.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM