Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Downbeat Club
Historic Central Avenue Jazz Corridor
—4201 Central Avenue —
The Down Beat was part of what was known during the War years as “Little Harlem”. It was a popular destination for Hollywood celebrities and the upper-class residents of Beverly Hills. Buddy Collete created his Stars of Swing in 1946 at the Down Beat. The show featured Collette on saxophone and clarinet, Charles Mingus (bass), John Anderson (trumpet), Oscar Bradley (drums), Spaulding Givens (piano), Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone), and Britt Woodman (trombone).
Erected by City of Los Angeles.
Location. 34° 0.444′ N, 118° 15.395′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of South Central Avenue and East 42nd Street, on the right when traveling south on South Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4201 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Apex / Club Alabam (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of La Mesa (approx. 1˝ miles away); La Mesa Battlefield (approx. 1˝ miles away); Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (approx. St. Vincent Court (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oviatt Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Ironsides (approx. 2.9 miles away); Spring Street (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
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