Wayne Adams


One of the first generation of African-American Seattle jazzers, Wayne studied with Frank Waldron and played with Evelyn Bundy’s Garfield Ramblers in the 1920s, and probably with his brother Jimmy’s bands in the 1930s. In 1943, Adams was imprisoned in Wiehsien, China, along with his bandleader, Earl Whaley, who had taken a group of Seattle musicians overseas.

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