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From left: Jack Teagarden, Sandy DeSantis, Velma Middleton, Fraser MacPherson, Cozy Cole, Arvell Shaw, Earl Hines, Barney Bigard. At the Palomar Supper Club, March 17, 1951. Author Courtesy the Fraser MacPherson

Full Name: Albany Leon Bigard
Description: Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Band Leader, Composer, Conductor
Known For: Co-Composer on several numbers, notably the Ellington standard "Mood Indigo"
Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet
Music Styles: Swing, Dixieland
Location: United States of America
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Date Born: 3rd March 1906
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Date Died: 27th June 1980
Location Died: Culver City, California, United States of America
Summary: Barney Bigard, was an American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist, though primarily known for the clarinet. Bigard was born in New Orleans to a family of Creoles of Color and studied music and clarinet with Lorenzo Tio. He moved to Chicago in the early 1920s, where he worked with Joe "King" Oliver and others.
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