Holton Brandi opened Brandi’s Wharf, a restaurant-ballroom located on the Delaware riverfront, circa 1970. Drummer Buddy Rich was a regular.
Duke Ellington performed here for one night on February 12, 1971.
Brandi’s Wharf hosted jazz greats of the era, including Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Getz, Della Reese, Lionel Hampton, Erroll Garner, George Shearing, Morgana King, the Kingston Trio, and Carmen McRae.
Brandi’s Wharf closed in the late ‘70s.