James Reese Europe
and the Clef Club Orchestra
by Gregg Miner
February, 2013
Updated February, 2014

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  • Introduction

  • James Reese Europe (Early Life, New York, The Clef Club, The Society Orchestra, With the Castles, War & the "Hell Fighters," Tragedy)

  • The Clef Club Orchestra

  • The Harp Guitars

  • Europe’s Legacy



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