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January 30, 1911 - February 26, 1989
The "Oscar Peterson Trio" perform at a 1957 Jazz At The Philharmonic concert in Amsterdam with musical guests Roy Eldridge and Herb Ellis.
Roy Eldridge, trumpet
Oscar Peterson, piano
Herb Ellis, guitar
Ray Brown, bass
Ed Thigpen, drums
Originally from Pittsburgh, Roy Eldridge earned the Nick name "Little Jazz" as a young trumpeter influenced by Jabbo Smith performing with circus bands.
Artistically he was known for his powerfully and sophisticated harmonies representative of the swing era.
Roy's musical exploits included stints with the prestigious orchestras of Fletcher Henderson, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie.
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