From The Red Hot Jazz Archive…
The Original Indiana Five were not from
Their name was an apparent attempt to sound like other bands of the day that
had names like the Original Memphis Five and the Original New Orleans Jazz
Band. The band played mainly in New York City
and were broadcast on the radio. They were active from sometime in the late
Teens or early 1920s to 1929. They also recorded under the name of John
Sylvester and his Orchestra. The group got back together in 1948 and played in New
York until sometime in the early 1950s.
Tom Morton d, dir / Tony Tortomas t / Pete Pellizi tb / Nick Vitalo cl, as / Harry Ford p / Tony Colucci bj / Tony Pace v.
on May 18, 1926.