Connecticut Jazz Festival - Paul Studer 1950s Jazz Photos
Connecticut Jazz Festival
Willie “the Lion” Smith invited Mr. Studer to go with him to the Connecticut Jazz Festival in 1956. Studer and his girlfriend Jeann “Roni” Failows had the privilege of traveling with Smith in Duke Ellington’s bus. Studer was in awe of the experience of traveling with all of those famous jazz musicians. Many thanks to Ricky Riccardi, Richard Basi, and Fernando Ortiz de Urbina for identifying the musicians.