Sidney Joseph Bechet

Sidney Joseph Bechet

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 14 May 1959 (aged 62)
Garches, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Burial Garches, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 12282 · View Source
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Musician. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was leadgenary jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. He began as child touring and traveling, going as far north as Chicago, east to New York and joined Syncopated Orchestra, journeyed to Europe to perform at the Royal Philharmonic Hall in 1919. During the 1920s and 1930s, with Louis Armstrong and Tommy Ladnier, he recorded and composed songs to include "New Orleans Feetwarmers", Weary Blues", "Really the Blues" and "Petite Fleur". Basing from Paris, France, in the late 1940s, he recorded and performed with jazz pianoist Max Miller on NBC Radio and continued working on compostions for RCA Records until his death from lung cancer on his 62nd birthday. He was posthumously inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame in 1968.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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