Newspaper photograph from of Joe Thomas and Eddie Wilcox.
Eddie Wilcox (1907-1968) was from Method, NC (Wake County). He attended Fisk University and was a well known jazz pianist and arranger. After the death of Jimmie Lunceford in 1947, he was the co-leader of his orchestra. The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra came to Wilmington, NC several times, and in 1948 under Eddie Wilcox's direction they played at Lumina Pavilion.
Joe Thomas (1909-1984) was a swing jazz trumpeter, one of the most popular in the 1930s. He also played in the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra.
1948 August 11
Thomas, Joe 1909-1984; Wilcox, Eddie 1907-1968; Jazz musicians
Reaves, Bill. Strength Through Struggle. Wilmington: New Hanover County Public Library, 1998.
Donated to the New Hanover County Public Library by Bill Reaves in 1999
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