Kliph Nesteroff: September 1946 through January 1947 you were performing at the Shangri La in Astoria, New York with Bobby Kaye and his Orchestra. Van Harris: That was a comedy band. When I performed there they had a regular amateur hour. The prize if you won was a one week engagement at the club - and the guy who lost when I was there was Tony Bennett. Kliph Nesteroff: Oh, interesting.