Johnny Guarnieri

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Birthday
23, 1917
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 7, 1985 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1917
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 7, 1985 (67)

About

Jazz and stride artist known for working with Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw's big bands in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Before Fame

He was a sideman during the 1940s, working with such musicians as Charlie Kennedy, Ike Quebec, and Ben Webster.

Trivia

He was in the middle of a performance with trumpeter Dick Sudhalter when he died.

Family Life

His personal life was overshadowed by his professional accomplishments.

Associated With

He became known for incorporating the classical works of Beethoven and Domenico Scarlatti into his jazz.