Sidney Bechet

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Birthday
14, 1897
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
May 14, 1959 (62)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
14, 1897
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
May 14, 1959 (62)

About

Considered the first successful and influential jazz saxophonist who also was a skilled clarinet player and composer.

Before Fame

He collaborated with many New Orleans ensembles and started recording in 1923, led by Clarence Williams.

Trivia

He recorded with French Vogue from 1953 until his death in 1959.

Family Life

He was married to Elisabeth Ziegler in 1951.

Associated With

Bechet and Josephine Baker were part of the Revue Nègre, which toured in Europe in 1925.