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us: Bigard, Barney

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  • Variants

    • us: Bigard, Albany Leon
    • us: Bigard, Barney, 1906-1980
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1906-03-03
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1980-06-27
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New Orleans (La.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Culver City (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Gingersnaps (Musical group)
        • Organization: (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) All Stars (Musical group : Louis Armstrong)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Albert Nicholas Band
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Jazz
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Composers
            (lcsh) Clarinetists
              (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          • Sources

            • found: The Duke's men. [Phonodisc] 1968.
            • found: His With Louis and the Duke, 1986, c1985: t.p. (Barney Bigard) p. [5], etc. (b. 3/3/1906 in New Orleans; d. 1980)
            • found: ASCAP biog. dict. of composers, authors and publishers, 1980 (Bigard, Albany Leon (Barney); composer, clarinetist)
            • found: American National Biography Online, accessed June 9, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bigard, Barney; Albany Leon Bigard; clarinetist, jazz musician; born 03 March, 1906 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; studied clarinet; tenor saxophonist at Albert Nicholas's band (1922), later at Luis Russell's band, New Orleans; later switched to clarinet and played for King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators, Plantation Café, Chicago (1924-1927); played with group led by Luis Russell, New York City; clarinetist at Duke Ellington Orchestra, Cotton Club, Harlem (1928-1942); played at local groups, formed a small band and did studio work in West Coast (1942-1943); played with Kid Ory, California (1944 or 1945); appeared with Armstrong in film New Orleans (1947); toured and recorded with Louis Armstrong's All Stars (1947-1952); appeared at brief engagements, concerts, and festivals (1952-1962); died 27 June, 1980 in Culver City, California, United States)
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            • 1981-09-25: new
            • 2015-11-29: revised
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