Frat Men

The Frat Men Of Ny/Nj

June 1949 thru 1963, Lakewood, NJ

The Frat Men were an organization of young, socially-conscious gentleman headed by L. Bruce Hopewell, who produced annual jazz-filled weekend events for invited guests from the Eastern seaboard and. Some of the great musicians to be featured included Jimmy Rushing and his orchestra, Milt Hinton, Roy Haynes, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy McGriff, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Al Hibbler, George Duvivier, and Budd Johnson.