Progressive Jazz Tour Calendar

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  • September 1947

    September 1947

    In mid-September Kenton and the band began rehearsing their Progressive Jazz at the Royal Palms Hotel in Los Angeles. After two days in the recording studio, the band debuted at the Rendezvous Ballroom.

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    • MONDAY

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    • FRIDAY

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    • 22

    • 23

    • 24

      Hollywood, CA
      Recording

    • 25

      Hollywood, CA
      Recording

    • 26

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 27

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 28

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 29

      Fresno, CA
      Municipal Auditorium

    • 30

      Oakland, CA
      The Havana

  • October 1947

    October 1947

    The band took their concert of new music up and down the west coast, from San Diego to Vancouver. Kenton also brought the band back into the studio for a couple of days in Hollywood.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Vallejo, CA
      Dreambowl

    • 2

      San Jose, CA
      Auditorium

    • 3

      Sacramento, CA
      Rainbow Gardens

    • 4

      Stockton, CA
      College of the Pacific

    • 5

      San Francisco, CA
      Edgewater Beach Ballroom
      Afternoon concert
      Evening dance

    • 6

      San Francisco, CA
      Edgewater Beach Ballroom
      Dance

    • 7

    • 8

      Portland, OR
      Palais Royale Ballroom

    • 9

      Portland, OR
      Palais Royale Ballroom

    • 10

      Seattle, WA
      The Armory

    • 11

      Spokane, WA
      Natatorium Park Ballroom

    • 12

      Tacoma, WA
      Century Ballroom

    • 13

      Vancouver, BC
      Exhibition Gardens

    • 14

    • 15

      Victoria, BC
      The Armory

    • 16

      Albany, OR
      The Cottonwoods

    • 17

      Eugene, OR
      Willamette Park Ballroom

    • 18

      Corvallis, OR
      Oregon State College
      Dance

    • 19

    • 20

      Hollywood, CA
      Recording

    • 21

      Pasadena, CA
      Civic Auditorium
      "Just Jazz" concert

    • 22

      Hollywood, CA
      Recording

    • 23

      San Bernardino, CA
      Civic Auditorium

    • 24

      San Diego, CA
      Pacific Square Ballroom

    • 25

      Long Beach, CA
      Auditorium

    • 26

    • 27

      Salt Lake City, UT
      Rainbow Randevu

    • 28

      Salt Lake City, UT
      Rainbow Randevu

    • 29

    • 30

      Wichita, KS
      Forum Ballroom

    • 31

      Hutchinson, KS
      Convention Hall

  • November 1947

    November 1947

    November took the band from the Midwest to New York City, for an extended stay at the Hotel Commodore. Dances and concerts were mixed as they crossed the country, including Kenton’s debut at Chicago’s Civic Opera House. Bob Graettinger would join the arranging staff at the Commodore.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Kansas City, MO
      Pla-Mor Ballroom
      Dance

    • 2

      Des Moines, IA
      Tromar Ballroom
      Dance

    • 3

      Sioux City, IA

    • 4

      Austin, MN
      Terp Ballroom
      Dance

    • 5

      Saint Louis, MO
      Prom Ballroom

    • 6

      Mitchell, SD
      Corn Palace

    • 7

      Lincoln, NE
      Turnpike Ballroom
      Dance 8:30-12:30

    • 8

      Ames, IA
      Iowa State University

    • 9

      Topeka, KS
      Meadow Acres Ballroom

    • 10

    • 11

      Sioux City, IA
      Coliseum
      Concert 8:30

    • 12

      Mankato, MN
      Kato Ballroom

    • 13

      Cedar Rapids, IA
      Danceland Ballroom

    • 14

      Davenport, IA
      Coliseum Ballroom
      Dance

    • 15

      Peoria, IL
      Inglaterra Ballrroom
      Dance 9-1

    • 16

      Chicago, IL
      Civic Opera House
      Concert

    • 17

      Champaign, IL
      The Armory

    • 18

      Appleton, WI
      Nightingale Ballroom

    • 19

      Eau Claire, WI

    • 20

      Milwaukee, WI
      Auditorium

    • 21

      Chicago, IL
      Panther Room
      Hotel Sherman

    • 22

      Chicago, IL
      Panther Room
      Hotel Sherman

    • 23

      Toledo, OH
      Trianon Ballroom

    • 24

    • 25

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 26

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 27

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 28

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 29

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 30

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

  • December 1947

    December 1947

    With a booking mix-up toward the end of December, on some days the Kenton band played shows during the day and early evening at the Paramount Theater in Manhattan, and then raced almost twenty miles to play their first set at 11:15pm at the Meadowbrook Ballroom in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

    • 2

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 3

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 4

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 5

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 6

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

      Recording

    • 7

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 8

    • 9

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 10

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 11

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 12

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 13

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 14

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 15

    • 16

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 17

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 18

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 19

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 20

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

    • 21

      New York, NY
      Century Room
      Hotel Commodore

      Recording

    • 22

      Cedar Grove, NJ
      Meadowbrook

      Recording

    • 23

      Cedar Grove, NJ
      Meadowbrook

    • 24

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 25

      New York, NY
      Paramount

      Cedar Grove, NJ
      Meadowlark
      Dance 11:15pm

    • 26

      New York, NY
      Paramount

      Cedar Grove, NJ
      Meadowlark
      Dance 11:15pm

    • 27

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 28

      Cedar Grove, NJ
      Meadowbrook

    • 29

      New York, NY
      Paramount

      Cedar Grove, NJ
      Meadowlark
      Dance 11:15pm

    • 30

      New York, NY
      Paramount

      Cedar Grove, NJ
      Meadowlark
      Dance 11:15pm

    • 31

      New York, NY
      Paramount

  • January 1948

    January 1948

    In January the band continued its extended stay at Manhattan's Paramount Theater, before heading to Canada and New England.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 2

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 3

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 4

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 5

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 6

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 7

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 8

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 9

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 10

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 11

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 12

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 13

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 14

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 15

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 16

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 17

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 18

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 19

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 20

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 21

    • 22

      Toronto, Ontario
      Palace Pier

    • 23

      Niagra, Ontario
      The Arena

    • 24

      London, Ontario
      The Arena

    • 25

    • 26

      Montreal, Quebec
      Chez Maurice Ballroom

    • 27

      Montreal, Quebec
      Chez Maurice Ballroom

    • 28

      Manchester, NH
      Carousel Ballroom

    • 29

      Providence, RI
      Rhodes on the Pawtucket Ballroom

    • 30

      Providence, RI
      Rhodes on the Pawtucket Ballroom

    • 31

  • February 1948

    February 1948

    In February the band spent most of the time in the east, highlighted by Kenton's first Carnegie Hall performance.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Hartford, CT
      State Theatre

    • 2

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 3

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 4

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 5

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 6

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 7

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 8

      Worcester, MA
      Auditorium

    • 9

      Rochester, NY

    • 10

      Syracuse, NY
      Lincoln Auditorium
      Concert 8:30

    • 11

      Lancaster, PA
      Concert

    • 12

      Harrisburg, PA
      The Forum
      Concert 8:30

    • 13

      Philadelphia, PA
      Academy of Music
      Concert

    • 14

      New York, NY
      Carnegie Hall
      Concert midnight

    • 15

      Boston, MA
      Symphony Hall
      Concert

    • 16

      Reading, PA

    • 17

      Harrisburg, PA

    • 18

      Pittsburgh, PA
      Syria Mosque
      Concert

    • 19

      Cleveland, OH
      Music Hall
      Concert

    • 20

      Detroit, MI
      Masonic Temple Auditorium
      Concerts 8 + 10:30

    • 21

      Lafayette, IN
      Hall of Music
      Purdue University
      Concert

    • 22

      Chicago, IL
      Civic Opera House
      Concert

      Down Beat awards

    • 23

      Lansing, MI
      Prudden Auditorium
      Concert 7:30

    • 24

      Akron, OH
      The Armory

    • 25

    • 26

      Newark, NJ
      Adams Theater
      5 shows daily

    • 27

      Newark, NJ
      Adams Theater

    • 28

      Newark, NJ
      Adams Theater

    • 29

      Newark, NJ
      Adams Theater

  • March 1948

    March 1948

    March was a month of mostly extended theater dates, in Boston, Washington, DC, and Baltimore.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Newark, NJ
      Adams Theater

    • 2

      Newark, NJ
      Adams Theater

    • 3

      Newark, NJ
      Adams Theater

    • 4

      Boston, MA
      RKO Theater
      Movie

    • 5

      Boston, MA
      RKO Theater
      Movie

    • 6

      Boston, MA
      RKO Theater
      Movie

    • 7

      Boston, MA
      RKO Theater
      Movie

    • 8

      Boston, MA
      RKO Theater
      Movie

    • 9

      Boston, MA
      RKO Theater
      Movie

    • 10

      Boston, MA
      RKO Theater
      Movie

    • 11

    • 12

      Washington, DC
      Howard Theater
      Movie

    • 13

      Washington, DC
      Howard Theater
      Movie

    • 14

      Washington, DC
      Howard Theater
      Movie

    • 15

      Washington, DC
      Howard Theater
      Movie

    • 16

      Washington, DC
      Howard Theater
      Movie

    • 17

      Washington, DC
      Howard Theater
      Movie

    • 18

      Washington, DC
      Howard Theater
      Movie

    • 19

      Baltimore, MD
      Royal Theater
      Movie

    • 20

      Baltimore, MD
      Royal Theater
      Movie

    • 21

      Baltimore, MD
      Royal Theater
      Movie

    • 22

      Baltimore, MD
      Royal Theater
      Movie

    • 23

      Baltimore, MD
      Royal Theater
      Movie

    • 24

      Baltimore, MD
      Royal Theater
      Movie

    • 25

      Baltimore, MD
      Royal Theater
      Movie

    • 26

    • 27

      York, PA
      Valencia Ballroom

    • 28

      Richmond, VA
      The Mosque

    • 29

      Blacksburg, VA
      Virginia Tech

    • 30

      Raleigh, NC
      Auditorium

    • 31

      Charlotte, NC
      Armory Auditorium

  • April 1948

    April 1948

    April mixed concerts and dances, before ending with a week of theater shows in Minneapolis.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Columbia, SC
      Columbia Auditorium

    • 2

      Kingsport, TN
      Civic Auditorium
      Dance

    • 3

      Knoxville, TN
      Chillhowee Park

    • 4

      Nashville, TN
      War Memorial Building
      Concerts 3 + 8:30

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    • 6

      Joplin, MO
      Memorial Hall

    • 7

      Kansas City, MO
      Municpal Auditorium

    • 8

      Cedar Rapids. IA
      Danceland

    • 9

      Madison, WI
      Memorial Building
      University of Wisconsin

    • 10

      Rockfield, IL
      The Armory

    • 11

      Milwaukee, WI
      Million Dollar Ballroom

    • 12

    • 13

      Evansville, IN
      Coliseum

    • 14

      Terre Haute, IN
      Indiana State Teachers College

    • 15

      Indianapolis, IN
      Murat Theater
      Concert 8:30

    • 16

      East Lansing, MI
      Michigan State College Varsity Club
      Dance 9-1 (3 hours of dance music; 45 minute concert)

    • 17

      Detroit, MI
      Michigan State Fairgrounds

    • 18

      Chicago, IL
      Savoy Ballroom

    • 19

    • 20

      Chicago, IL
      Civic Opera House

    • 21

      Chicago, IL
      Civic Opera House

    • 22

    • 23

      Minneapolis, MN
      Radio City Theater
      Movie: Alias a Gentleman

    • 24

      Minneapolis, MN
      Radio City Theater

    • 25

      Minneapolis, MN
      Radio City Theater

    • 26

      Minneapolis, MN
      Radio City Theater

    • 27

      Minneapolis, MN
      Radio City Theater

    • 28

      Minneapolis, MN
      Radio City Theater

    • 29

      Minneapolis, MN
      Radio City Theater

    • 30

      Waterview, IA
      Paramount Theater

  • May 1948

    May 1948

    The highlight of May was a week at Detroit’s Capitol Theatre, where the band shared the bill with Nat King Cole.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Columbia, MO
      University of Missouri

    • 2

      Herrin, IL
      White City Park

    • 3

    • 4

      Louisville, KY
      Jefferson County Armory
      Concert 9-10
      Dance 10-1

    • 5

      Cincinnati, OH
      Taft Theater
      Concerts 7:15 + 9:30

    • 6

      Ann Arbor, MI
      Hill Auditorium

    • 7

      Detroit, MI
      Broadway Capitol Theater
      Movie: "The Sainted Sisters"

    • 8

      Detroit, MI
      Broadway Capitol Theater

    • 9

      Detroit, MI
      Broadway Capitol Theater

    • 10

      Detroit, MI
      Broadway Capitol Theater

    • 11

      Detroit, MI
      Broadway Capitol Theater

    • 12

      Detroit, MI
      Broadway Capitol Theater

    • 13

      Detroit, MI
      Broadway Capitol Theater

    • 14

      Buffalo, NY
      Kleinhans Music Hall

    • 15

      Toledo, OH
      Sports Arena

    • 16

      Vermillion, OH
      Crystal Beach Ballroom

    • 17

      East Liverpool, OH
      Pvt. Eddie Post VFW

    • 18

      Youngstown, OH

    • 19

      Charleston, WV

    • 20

      Saint Louis gig cancelled

    • 21

      Decatur, IL
      Kintner Gymnasium
      Miliken University
      Concert 8:15

    • 22

      Saint Louis, MO
      Kiel Auditorium
      Concert 8:30

    • 23

      Pittsburg, KS
      Tower Ballroom
      Dance 8-12

    • 24

      Wichita Falls, TX
      High school

    • 25

    • 26

      Galveston, TX
      Marine Room
      Pleasure Pier
      Dance

    • 27

      Galveston, TX
      Marine Room
      Pleasure Pier
      Dance

    • 28

      Galveston, TX
      Marine Room
      Pleasure Pier
      Dance

    • 29

      Galveston, TX
      Marine Room
      Pleasure Pier
      Dance

    • 30

      Galveston, TX
      Marine Room
      Pleasure Pier
      Dance

    • 31

      Baton Rouge, LA
      AWOL Club

  • June 1948

    June 1948

    The long anticipated Hollywood Bowl Concert grossed $26,600; Kenton kept half. It was the first jazz band concert held at the Bowl.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Galveston, TX
      Pleasure Pier
      Marine Room

    • 2

      New Orleans, LA
      Mucipal Auditorium

    • 3

    • 4

    • 5

      El Paso, TX
      Liberty Hall
      Dance 9-1

    • 6

      Clovis, NM
      Wildcat Stadium

    • 7

      Los Alamos, NM
      ??

    • 8

      Albuqueque, NM
      La Loma
      Hotel Hilton

    • 9

      Tuscon, AZ
      University of Arizona Stadium
      Concert 8:30

    • 10

      Phoenix, AZ
      Riverside Park
      Concert 8:30

    • 11

      San Diego, CA
      Russ Auditorium

    • 12

      Hollywood, CA
      Hollywood Bowl
      Concert

    • 13

    • 14

    • 15

      Stockton, CA
      Auditorium

    • 16

      Oakland, CA
      Auditorium Theater
      Concert

    • 17

      Santa Cruz, CA
      Cocoanut Grove
      Dance

    • 18

      San Jose, CA
      Auditorium

    • 19

      Sacramenton, CA
      Auditorium

    • 20

      Eureka, CA
      Auditorium

    • 21

      Coos Bay, OR
      High School Auditorium

    • 22

      Salem, OR
      Salem High School Auditorium
      Concert 8:30

    • 23

      Portland, OR
      Civic Auditorium

    • 24

    • 25

      Seattle, WA

    • 26

      Vancouver, BC
      Exhibition Gardens

    • 27

      Lewiston, ID
      High school Auditorium

    • 28

    • 29

    • 30

      San Francisco, CA
      Opera House

  • July 1948

    July 1948

    The summer continued with dances being the mainstay of the itinerary. In July the band played weekends at the Rendezvous ballroom for four weeks before heading to Salt Lake City for a week at the Patio Gardens.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Pasadena, CA
      Civic Auditorium

    • 2

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 3

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 4

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 5

    • 6

    • 7

    • 8

    • 9

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 10

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 11

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 12

    • 13

    • 14

    • 15

    • 16

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 17

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 18

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 19

    • 20

    • 21

    • 22

    • 23

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 24

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 25

      Balboa, CA
      Rendezvous Ballroom

    • 26

      Las Vegas, NV

    • 27

      Salt Lake City, UT
      Patio Gardens Ballroom

    • 28

      Salt Lake City, UT
      Patio Gardens Ballroom

    • 29

      Salt Lake City, UT
      Patio Gardens Ballroom

    • 30

      Salt Lake City, UT
      Patio Gardens Ballroom

    • 31

      Salt Lake City, UT
      Patio Gardens Ballroom

  • August 1948

    August 1948

    August was a string of mostly dances, crossing the Midwest doing one-nighters, before settling for a week in Detroit at Eastwood Gardens.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Pocatello, ID

    • 2

    • 3

      Denver, CO
      Elitch Gardens

    • 4

    • 5

      Omaha, NE
      Peony Park

    • 6

      Wichita, KS
      Blue Moon

    • 7

      Kansas City, MO
      Pla-Mor Ballroom

    • 8

      Waterloo, IA
      Electric Park

    • 9

      Iowa Falls, IA
      Marcon Ballroom

    • 10

      Austin, TX
      Terp Ballroom

    • 11

      Green Bay, WI
      Riverside Ballroom

    • 12

      Milwaukee, WI
      Million Dollar Ballroom

    • 13

      Muskegon, MI
      Fruitport Pavilion

    • 14

      South Bend, IN
      Palais Royale Ballroom

    • 15

      Russells Point, OH
      Moonlight Terrace
      Indian Lake
      Dance

    • 16

    • 17

      Huntington, WV
      Keith Albee Theater

    • 18

      Urbana, OH
      Cabanas Club

    • 19

      Lexington, KY
      Joyland Park

    • 20

      Cincinnati, OH
      Moonlite Gardens
      Coney Island
      Dance

    • 21

      Russells Point, OH
      Moonlight Terrace
      Sandy Lake Amusement Park

    • 22

      Lancaster, OH
      Skateland
      Buckeye Lake Park
      Dance 9-1

    • 23

      Lancaster, OH
      Skateland
      Buckeye Lake Park
      Dance 9-1

    • 24

      Wheeling, WV
      Capitol Theater

    • 25

      Indianapolis, IN
      Riverside Amusement Park Rink
      Dance 9pm-1am

    • 26

      Montecello, IN
      Shafer Lake
      Ideal Beach Ballroom
      Dance

    • 27

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

    • 28

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

    • 29

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

    • 30

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

    • 31

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

  • September 1948

    September 1948

    Fall saw the band return to mostly concerts in the schedule, including prominent venues such as the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Cleveland’s Music Hall, and a return to Carnegie Hall.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

    • 2

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

    • 3

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

    • 4

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

    • 5

      Detroit, MI
      Eastwood Gardens
      Dance

    • 6

      Chatham, Ontario
      Pyranon Ballroom

    • 7

      Hamiltom, Ontario
      Armory

    • 8

      Toronto, Ontario
      Palace Pier

    • 9

      Peterborough, Ontario
      The Arena

    • 10

      London, Ontario
      The Arena

    • 11

      Niagra Falls, Ontario
      The Arena

    • 12

    • 13

      Montreal, Quebec
      The Forum

    • 14

    • 15

      Philadelphia, PA
      Academy of Music
      Concert

    • 16

      Philadelphia, PA
      Academy of Music
      Concert

    • 17

      New York, NY
      Carnegie Hall
      Concert

    • 18

      New York, NY
      Carnegie Hall
      Concert

    • 19

      Boston, MA
      Symphony Hall
      Concert

    • 20

      Boston, MA
      Symphony Hall
      Concert

    • 21

    • 22

      Syracuse, NY
      High school Auditorium

    • 23

      Rochester, NY
      The Arena

    • 24

      Buffalo, NY
      Kleinhans Music Hall

    • 25

      Cleveland, OH
      Music Hall
      Concert 8:30

    • 26

      Toledo, OH
      Civic Auditorium

    • 27

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      Louisville, KY
      Memorial Auditorium

    • 29

      Dayton, OH
      Memorial Auditorium

    • 30

      Grand Rapids, MI
      Memorial Auditorium

  • October 1948

    October 1948

    More concerts continued through October, from the Midwest to the Mid Atlantic. Shelly Manne returned to the band at the Detroit Masonic Temple after a six month leave.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Indianapolis, IN
      Murat Theater
      Concert
      "5th time this year"

    • 2

      Cincinnati, OH
      Taft
      Concert

    • 3

      Saint Louis, MO
      Kiel Auditorium Opera House
      Concert

    • 4

    • 5

      Springfield, IL
      High School Auditorium

    • 6

      Peoria, IL
      Syria Mosque

    • 7

      Davenport, IA
      Masonic Temple

    • 8

      Iowa City, IA
      Iowa City College Auditorium

    • 9

      Chicago, IL
      Civic Opera House

    • 10

      Chicago, IL
      Civic Opera House

    • 11

    • 12

    • 13

      Minneapolis, MN
      Municpal Auditorium

    • 14

      Milwaukee, WI
      Million Dollar Ballroom

    • 15

      Lansing, MI
      Michigan State College Auditorium

    • 16

      South Bend, IN
      Adams High School Auditorium

    • 17

      Ann Arbor, MI
      Hill Auditorium

    • 18

      Flint, MI
      I.M.A. Auditorium

    • 19

      Detroit, MI
      Masonic Temple

    • 20

      Columbus, OH
      Memorial Auditorium

    • 21

      Pittsburgh, PA
      Syria Mosque
      Concert 8:30

    • 22

      Harrisburg, PA
      The Forum
      Concert 8:30

    • 23

      Baltimore, MD
      Lyric Theater
      Concert 8:30

    • 24

      Richmond, VA
      The Mosque
      Concert

    • 25

    • 26

      Norfolk, VA
      Memorial Auditorium
      Concert

    • 27

      Brooklyn, NY
      Academy of Music
      Concert

    • 28

      Bridgeport, CT
      Armory

    • 29

      New York, NY
      Golden Gate Ballroom

    • 30

      Newark, NJ
      The Mosque
      Concert

    • 31

      Hartford, CT
      Howard Bushnell Memorial Auditorium
      concert

  • November 1948

    November 1948

    The concerts petered out in November, with mostly dances and theater jobs remaining in the schedule. A return to the Click began the month and a run at the Paramount ended the month. Eddie Safranski injures his hand and Oscar Pettiford takes over on bass for the Paramount run.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 2

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 3

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 4

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 5

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 6

      Philadelphia, PA
      Click

    • 7

      Washington, DC
      National Guard Armory

    • 8

    • 9

      Bloomington, IN
      Indiana University

    • 10

      Burlington, IA
      Mammoth College

    • 11

    • 12

      Des Moines, IA
      KRNT Theater

    • 13

      Davenport, IA
      Masonic Temple
      Concert

    • 14

      Chicago, IL
      Pershing Ballroom
      Dance

    • 15

    • 16

    • 17

      Allentown, PA
      Rainbow Room
      Dance

    • 18

    • 19

      Hartford, CT
      State Theater
      Movie: "Smokey Mountain

    • 20

      Hartford, CT
      State Theater

    • 21

      Hartford, CT
      State Theater

    • 22

    • 23

    • 24

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 25

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 26

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 27

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 28

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 29

      New York, NY
      Paramount

      Madison Square Garden

    • 30

      New York, NY
      Paramount

  • December 1948

    December 1948

    The Kenton band completes its obligation at the Paramount and then Kenton abruptly disbands for over a year.

    • SUNDAY

    • MONDAY

    • TUESDAY

    • WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY

    • FRIDAY

    • SATURDAY

    • 1

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 2

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 3

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 4

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 5

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 6

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 7

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 8

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 9

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 10

      New York, NY
      Paramount

      Late night set at the Ziegfeld Theater

    • 11

      New York, NY
      Paramount

      Late night set at the Apollo Theater

    • 12

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 13

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 14

      New York, NY
      Paramount

    • 15

      Disbands until 20 January 1950

    • 16

    • 17

    • 18

    • 19

    • 20

    • 21

    • 22

    • 23

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