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Vincent Lopez Orchestra

Vincent Lopez Orchestra, 1923

Here's a great photograph of Vincent Lopez & His Orchestra, probably taken in about 1923, possibly in the Hotel Pennsylvania. I recognise Lopez (with baton), pianist Joe Gold, saxophonist Billy Hamilton (4th from left) and trumpeter Bob Effros (immediately to the right of Lopez). Jan Lindau from Sweden notes that the banjoist is Dave Berend, playing a Weymann tenor banjo and Bruce Vermazen, ace vintage saxophone expert, spots Harry Fink, formerly of the Six Brown Brothers, as the saxophonist on the far left.  The others are probably as shown in The American Dance Band Discography, but any definite identification would be welcome.