Acronyms that contain the term johnny hodges
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We've found a total of 49 shorthands for johnny hodges:
Johnny The Homicidal Maniac
Johnny Van Zant
Johnny Walker Black
Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center
Why Johnny Doesn't Behave
Johnny Burke Childrens Foundation
Johnny Mountain, British Columbia, Canada
Johnny Hates Jazz
Johnny Depp Zone
Johnny The Homocidal Maniac
Why Johnny Doesn't Add
Johnny The Hommcidal Maniac
Johnny O Keefe
Justice for Johnny Howard
Why Johnny Doesn't Draw
What does johnny hodges mean?
- Johnny Hodges
- John Keith "Johnny" Hodges was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington's big band. He played lead alto in the saxophone section for many years, except the period between 1932 and 1946 when Otto Hardwick generally played first chair. Hodges was also featured on soprano saxophone, but refused to play soprano after 1946, when he was given the lead chair. He is considered one of the definitive alto saxophones players of the Big Band Era. Hodges started playing with Lloyd Scott, Sidney Bechet, Lucky Roberts and Chick Webb. When Ellington wanted to expand his band in 1928, Ellington's clarinet player Barney Bigard recommended Hodges. His playing became one of the identifying voices of the Ellington orchestra. From 1951 to 1955, Hodges left the Duke to lead his own band, but returned shortly before Ellington's triumphant return to prominence – the orchestra's performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival.