Percy Hughes had spent the winter of 1948-49 as the house band at Snyder’s Night Club in downtown Minneapolis and the summer of 1949 at Bar Harbor in northern Minnesota. In September he returned to Minneapolis and played at the Labor Temple, again with singer/wife Judy Perkins.
Ira Pettiford was a regular on Fridays and Sundays at the Elks Rest, with Joe Broadfoot on Saturdays.
A Halloween Masquerade Jam Session took place at the Cassisus Bar and Cafe, with music by Maurice Talley’s Harlem Bopcats.
The 16th Annual New Year’s Eve Cabaret Dance at Stem Hall featured Mel Carter’s Great Band.