Tommy Ladnier

Tommy Ladnier

Original Name Thomas James
Birth
Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 4 Jun 1939 (aged 39)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Plot Close to the office
Memorial ID 48059009 · View Source
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Jazz Musician. As a trumpeter he is rated by some aficionados as second only to Louis Armstrong. Raised mainly in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ladnier began performing under the influence of local musicians Bunk Johnson and King Oliver. He later moved to Chicago, where he made his first recordings in 1924. From 1926 he was based in New York City, playing as a soloist for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra and touring Europe with bandleaders Sam Wooding and Noble Sissle. In the early 1930s he formed a band, The New Orleans Feetwarmers, with Sidney Bechet. The Depression put an end to this ensemble and Ladnier withdrew from the music scene for several years. Rediscovered by French jazz critics, he was on the verge of a comeback when died of a heart attack at the age of 39.

Bio by: Mr Rik


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 48059009
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy Ladnier (28 May 1900–4 Jun 1939), Find a Grave Memorial no. 48059009, citing Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .