Muggsy Spanier

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Birthday
9, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 12, 1967 (65)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 12, 1967 (65)

About

Bix Beiderbecke's predecessor as best cornet and trumpet player in Chicago.

Before Fame

He began to become famous by leading hot jazz bands, like his own named Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtime Band.

Trivia

His real name was Francis Joseph Julian Spanier, but he was called "Muggsy" because he would appropriate the work of others and make it his own.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

He once got to play with King Oliver's band with Louis Armstrong at the Lincoln Gardens in Chicago.