Jazz greats, left to right, Art Mineo on bass, Joe “Flip” Phillips on tenor saxophone, Oscar Peterson on piano and Bill Harris on trombone deliver sweet sounds for the opening of Tacoma’s newly remodeled New Yorker Cafe in November 1951. Mineo and his 10-piece orchestra had been hired to play the opening night when Mineo received a call from the others asking to sit in. Mineo passed away at age 91 on July 27, 2010.
Jazz greats, left to right, Art Mineo on bass, Joe “Flip” Phillips on tenor saxophone, Oscar Peterson on piano and Bill Harris on trombone deliver sweet sounds for the opening of Tacoma’s newly remodeled New Yorker Cafe in November 1951. Mineo and his 10-piece orchestra had been hired to play the opening night when Mineo received a call from the others asking to sit in. Mineo passed away at age 91 on July 27, 2010. Tacoma Public Library/Richards Collection
Jazz greats, left to right, Art Mineo on bass, Joe “Flip” Phillips on tenor saxophone, Oscar Peterson on piano and Bill Harris on trombone deliver sweet sounds for the opening of Tacoma’s newly remodeled New Yorker Cafe in November 1951. Mineo and his 10-piece orchestra had been hired to play the opening night when Mineo received a call from the others asking to sit in. Mineo passed away at age 91 on July 27, 2010. Tacoma Public Library/Richards Collection

Larry LaRue: Remembering a night jazz giants roamed Tacoma stage

November 23, 2015 07:30 AM

UPDATED November 24, 2015 07:29 AM

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