Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ernani Bernardi is dead at 94

Via L.A. Observed.

I especially love the part about him being a working alto saxophonist in the big bands during the 1930s. He played with the Dorseys, Benny Goodman and Kay Kyser.

As a Los Angeles City Councilman representing Van Nuys, he served eight terms, retiring in 1993. I moved (back) to Van Nuys in 1995, so I missed out on getting an Ernani Bernardi potholder.

1 comment:

Ilene said...

That potholder would have been sweet.