Tag Archives: Jester Hairston

February 2015
Celebrating Black History Month and Jester Hairston

Choral conductor Jester Hairston enjoyed a lengthy career in music, film, and television. The photo opposite was signed to Tiomkin forty-two years after he first met Hairston in Hollywood. The two met in 1936, during recording sessions for Lost Horizon, … Read More…

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May 2014
Behind the photograph: Hairston and Tiomkin

New or overlooked sources and resources often shed light on distant history. This month we were able to properly identify the photograph above through a newspaper archive documenting a local Los Angeles paper. Dimitri Tiomkin is on the conductor’s stand … Read More…

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March 2007
Fascinating Rhythms: Dimitri Tiomkin, African American Music, and Early Jazz

by Warren M. Sherk When one considers the music of Dimitri Tiomkin, jazz probably is not the first thing that springs to mind. The fact remains, however obscured by the passage of time, that jazz had a significant influence on … Read More…

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