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Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: April 12, 1892 | Died: August 8, 1940

From the early days of the brass bands in New Orleans, to the hot jazz of the Roaring Twenties in Chicago, a key figure in the musical progression was the fluid toned, amazingly versatile clarinetist, Johnny Dodds.

. Born on April 12, 1892, in New Orleans, by his early teens his father bought him his first clarinet. He was self taught but did take lessons from Lorenzo Tio Sr, a well respected musician in the city. He took a more serious interest in the instrument at around age seventeen, playing with local ensembles as the Eagle Band, and the legendary Tuxedo Band, led by “Papa Celestin during the early formative years of jazz....
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Music

Featured recording “Johnny Dodds Classics 1923-1929”

Johnny Dodds Classics 1923-1929

ABC Jazz
2005
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    Classic Jazz Archive

    Scandia
    2004
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    Perdido Street Blues

    Scandia
    2001
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    The Chronogical Johnny Dodds: 1927-1928

    Scandia
    1991
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    The Chronological Johnny Dodds: 1926

    Scandia
    1991
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    The Myth Of New Orleans

    Scandia
    1990
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    Great Original Performance 1923-1929

    Scandia
    1986
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    Stomp Time

    Scandia
    1983
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