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Sidney Joseph Bechet
Birth: May 14, 1897
Death: May 14, 1959

Musician. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was leadgenary jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. He began as child touring and traveling, going as far north as Chicago, east to New York and joined Syncopated Orchestra, journeyed to Europe to perform at the Royal Philharmonic Hall in 1919. During the 1920s and 1930s, with Louis Armstrong and Tommy Ladnier, he recorded and composed songs to include "New Orleans Feetwarmers", Weary Blues", "Really the Blues" and "Petite Fleur". Basing from Paris, France, in the late 1940s, he recorded and performed with jazz pianoist Max Miller on NBC Radio and continued working on compostions for RCA Records until his death from lung cancer on his 62nd birthday. He was posthumously inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame in 1968. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Cimetiere de Garches
Garches
Departement des Hauts-de-Seine
Ile-de-France, France
 
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Record added: Sep 06, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12282
Sidney Joseph Bechet
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Sidney Joseph Bechet
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- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014

- Lance
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014
Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace, Sidney Bechet.
- Quack_Quack
 Added: Aug. 13, 2013
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