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  • Daniel Bechet
    French percussionist born on April 3, 1954 in Paris, France. He has worked with the french artist Laurent Garnier. He is the son of the famous jazzman Sidney Bechet. Also, he is a conductor of Daniel S...
  • Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)
    Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920...
  • Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (1886 - 1939)
    "Ma" Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett; c. April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939) was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to r...
  • Sidney Bechet (1897 - 1959)
    Sidney Joseph Bechet (May 14, 1897 - May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. Family Parents: Omar Bechet & Josephine Michel Married: 1) Norma Hale 2) Marie Lo...
  • Anthony Sbarbaro (1897 - 1969)
    Antonio Sparbaro, better known as Tony Sbarbaro or Tony Spargo (June 27, 1897 – October 30, 1969) was the drummer of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band for over 50 years. From Anthony Sbarbaro...

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