Colored Musicians Club

Colored Musicians Club (HM1JH7)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14203 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 53.197', W 78° 52.074'

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Organized in 1918 and charted in 1935, the Colored Musicians' Club has long provided rehearsal space and social opportunites for Buffalo's African American musicians. From its beginnings, it hosted jam sessions with some of the foremost jazz artists in the country, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmy Lunceford and Ella Fitzgerald. The club bought this building in 1944, and rented spece to local 533, American Federation of Musicians, the colored musicians' union of Buffalo. When local 533 merged with the white local 43 in 1969, ownership of this building by the club insured its survival as a thriving institution.
HM NumberHM1JH7
Year Placed1998
Placed ByBuffalo & Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo State College, Buffalo Musicians' Union, Local 92, American Federation of Musicians
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Date Added Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 674106 N 4750429
Decimal Degrees42.88661667, -78.86790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 53.197', W 78° 52.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 53' 11.82" N, 78° 52' 4.44" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145 Broadway, Buffalo NY 14203, US
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