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 Johnny St. Cyr

Johnny St. Cyr

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 17 Jun 1966 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section E, Lot 4029
Memorial ID 5243 · View Source
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Musician. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he played banjo, guitar and was a pioneer figure of the early jazz music era. By 1905, he had his own group performing in New Orleans and also played with A.J. Piron, the Superior Band, Olympia and the Tuxedo band. In 1917, he joined Louis Armstrong's and began performing on riverboats with band leader Fate Marable for the Streckfus Steamer Line. He also recorded and played with King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton. He continued performing with his band the Young Men From New Orleans until his death. He is also a member of the Banjo Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 29 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5243
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny St. Cyr (17 Apr 1890–17 Jun 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5243, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .