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Andrew Blakeney

Among the oldest dynamic jazz trumpeters (performing nearly to the finish of his lifestyle), Andy Blakeney never became a significant name but was good respected in the wonderful world of New Orleans jazz. Blakeney’s initial major work was a short one, fourteen days in Chicago with Ruler Oliver in 1925. …

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Andy Blakeney

b. Andrew Blakeney, 10 June 1898, Quitman, Mississippi, USA, d. Feb 1992, Baldwin Recreation area, California, USA. After understanding how to play the piano as a kid, Blakeney used the trumpet while surviving in Chicago. He performed skillfully there with several bands, including an extremely brief spell with Ruler Oliver, …

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