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Alberto Socarras

Alberto Socarras - clarinet, flute, alto and soprano sax, bandleader,(1908 - 1987)

Alberto Socarras is credited with recording the first real jazz flute piece in 1927. Socarras was a highly proficient Cuban clarinetist, and bandleader, who after his arrival in New York, performed with Lew Leslie's Blackbirds, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong.

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