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Video: Jazz Trio Performs at WQXR in 1943

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WQXR at 75

Decades before MTV, the Leonard Ware Trio came to the WQXR studios to record a song for a March 1943 edition of The March of Time newsreel. Leonard Ware is on guitar, Luther Henderson sits at the piano and an unidentified musician is the bass player. The jazz trio performed music specifically written for the Food for Victory campaign. The government campaign made a patriotic duty of eating leftovers and planting victory gardens during World War II.

The WQXR announcer in the footage is Al Grobe and the engineer is Louis J Kleinklaus.

(WQXR Archives Collection courtesy of Footage Farm)