“Forgotten Hollywood”- Harry James Orchestra Still in Tune…

Posted on September 27, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Rona Barrett Foundation is thrilled to announce the legendary Harry James Orchestra directed by Fred Radke will perform at the Foundation’s Big Band Celebration Ball fundraising gala on Saturday, October 8th. The event will support the needs of vulnerable seniors through the Rona Barrett Foundation’s Golden Inn & Village.



   The history of the Harry James Orchestra began when Harry James formed the Music Makers with the financial backing of Benny Goodman. The years that followed for Harry James were successful, and included a recording with the young Frank Sinatra that became a million-record seller. After, James’ interest in movies grew, and he served as technical advisor and played all trumpet parts in Young Man with a Horn.

   Following James’ death in 1983, the band continued the mellow arrangements and fine rhythmic playing that first made it famous, now under the direction of Harry James’ lead trumpet virtuoso, Fred Radke. The Harry James Orchestra has performed in major venues and continues to tour extensively throughout the world under the direction of Radke, whose trumpet playing is indiscernible to Harry James’ style.

   The Rona Barrett Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide a solution to affordable housing and supportive services for at-risk seniors. The Foundation is celebrating the Grand Opening of the Golden Inn & Village, an affordable, dignified, and enriching senior campus in the Santa Ynez Valley, offering senior residency and a variety of care that meets their needs as they age.

   To learn more about the Golden Inn & Village, please visit:


   Sponsorship opportunities are available for the October 8th event. To secure a sponsorship or for more info, contact (805) 688-8887, or email:


   This sounds like a great way to spend an evening, while helping seniors-in-need.

Until next time>                               “never forget’

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