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Erskine Hawkins (1914–1993)

Famed trumpeter and composer ("Tuxedo Junction") and conductor, educated at Alabama State Teachers College (Bachelor of Science) and in private music study. He came to New York in 1936 and made his debut as bandleader/conductor at the Harlem Opera House. Throughout his career he made many recordings. Joining ASCAP in 1945, his other popular-song ... See full bio »

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 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (music: "Tuxedo Junction")
 2008 Australia (writer: "Tuxedo Junction")
 2008 In Chicago: A Jazz Documentary (Documentary short) ("Gin Mill Special")
 2002 Out of Step ("Tuxedo Junction")
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (writer: "Tuxedo Junction")
 2000 My Dog Skip ("Tuxedo Junction")
 1999 Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Fillmore (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "SHOWER") / (writer: "SHOWER")
 1998 Rounders (writer: "Tuxedo Junction")
 1995 Murder in the First (writer: "Tuxedo Junction")
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "Don't Cry, Baby")
 1991 Muuttolinnun aika (writer: "Tuxedo Junction")
 1980 Great Railway Journeys of the World (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Coast to Coast (1980) ... (music: "Tuxedo Junction" - uncredited)
 1979 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elke Sommer (1979) ... (writer: "Tuxedo Junction" - uncredited)
 1971 Carnal Knowledge (writer: "Tuxedo Junction")
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story (music: "Tuxedo Junction" - uncredited)
 1950 Sweet Serenade (Short) (writer: "Tuxedo Junction")
 1941 Tuxedo Junction (music: "Tuxedo Junction")
 1937 Deviled Ham (Short) (performer: "All God's Chillun' Got Rhythm" - uncredited)
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 1937 Deviled Ham (Short)
Band Leader (as Erskine Hawkins and Band)
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 1992 Malcolm X (musician: trumpet soloist: "Don't Cry, Baby")

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Erskine Hawkins and Band

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African American jazz musician: bandleader ("Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra"), songwriter, trumpet player, drummer, and trombonist, he wrote the popular "After Hours."

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