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Tommy Ladnier
Original name: Thomas James Ladnier
Birth: May 28, 1900
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1939
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Jazz Musician. As a trumpeter he is rated by some aficionados as second only to Louis Armstrong. Raised mainly in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ladnier began performing under the influence of local musicians Bunk Johnson and King Oliver. He later moved to Chicago, where he made his first recordings in 1924. From 1926 he was based in New York City, playing as a soloist for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra and touring Europe with bandleaders Sam Wooding and Noble Sissle. In the early 1930s he formed a band, The New Orleans Feetwarmers, with Sidney Bechet. The Depression put an end to this ensemble and Ladnier withdrew from the music scene for several years. Rediscovered by French jazz critics, he was on the verge of a comeback when died of a heart attack at the age of 39. (bio by: Mr Rik) 
 
Burial:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Park
Richmond
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Plot: Close to the office
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mr Rik
Record added: Feb 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48059009
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- Cindy
 Added: Jun. 4, 2013
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: May. 28, 2013
Happy Birthday!
- Cindy
 Added: May. 28, 2013
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