Uptown Saturday Night
Though Downtown never had the concentration of
blues and jazz clubs once found on 7th Street
in West Oakland, Sweet's Ballroom was "The East
Bay Home of the Big Bands.” Performers included
Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie,
Frank Sinatra, Tito Puente, Perez Prado and
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 37° 48.337′ N, 122° 16.234′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Broadway, on the left when traveling south
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Strike! (here, next to this marker); Crossroads (here, next to this marker); The Lathams (here, next to this marker); Latham Square (here, next to this marker); Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled (a few steps from this marker); 1946 General Strike (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland City Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of College of California (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.