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Moment in Time

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Thomas Howard was a booking agent and band manager during the early 20th century. He managed a vaudeville theater in downtown Columbus in the 1910s and was responsible for bringing many jazz performers to Columbus. His band, Tom Howard’s Famous Orchestra, performed around the city, including as pictured at the Jeffrey Manufacturing Co. restaurant. The band included (from left) Leroy Jenkins on trombone, Owen Artist on violin, Eugene Anderson on piano, Clinton Morman on banjo and Alonzo Campbell on drums.