Holland, “Peanuts” Herbert LeRoy (1910-1979)

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, he was a trumpeter (also a vocalist) with the Jenkins Orphanage bands in the 1920s; played and recorded with the legendary Alphonso Trent Band (1928-33), Stuff Smith, Al Sears (1932), the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra, Lil Armstrong’s Big Band (1935-36), Bud Powell, and Jimmie Lunceford during the 1930s; after starting his own band, he moved to New York City in 1939 and played with Coleman Hawkins, Fletcher Henderson (1941) and is best known from his stint with Charlie Barnet’s Band (1941-46) with whom he frequently recorded; toured Europe with Don Redman’s Band in 1946; remained in Europe performing/recording in Paris and Scandinavia during the mid-1940s and 1950s with 46 titles on European labels; he settled in Sweden and passed away in 1979 in Stockholm.

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