Arne Bue Jensen

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Arne Bue Jensen , called Papa Bue (born May 8, 1930 in Copenhagen ; † November 2, 2011 ibid) was a Danish musician (trombone) of Dixieland and New Orleans jazz and band leader of Papa Bue's Viking jazz band .

Papa Bue (trombone) on July 7, 1992 in Braunschweig, Burgpassage

Live and act

Papa Bue came into contact with jazz through his brother's record collection ( Swing and New Orleans Revival, especially by George Lewis and Bunk Johnson ) and went to sea after the Second World War, where he could hear jazz music live for the first time in overseas ports. After his return he bought a slide trombone with borrowed money for the high sum of 375 kroner at the time, which he paid off for several years and which he taught himself to play largely self-taught. Jensen played in various jazz bands (the Royal Jazzman, the later Bohana Jazz Band, Henrik Johansen's Jazz Band, the Saint Peter Street Stompers and he also played with Chris Barber ) in Copenhagen's Nyhavn entertainment district . In 1956 he founded his New Orleans Jazz Band , which in 1958 became Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band . The first regular performance location was Cap Horn in Nyhavn and Arne Bue Jensen was nicknamed Papa because he was the only band member at the time with children. Founding members were Jørgen Svare (clarinet), Ib Lindschouw (drums), Basse Seidelin (from 1956) and Bjarne Liller Rønne Petersen (banjo, vocals) as well as Finn Otto Hansen (trumpet) on her first recording on Storyville Records . In the second half of the 1950s, the band members could not yet make a full living from music - Papa Bue, for example, worked in a shoe factory.

The band enjoyed great popularity in both Denmark and Germany from the late 1950s and toured with their idol George Lewis in 1959, with whom they also recorded. Papa Bue, who received the Ben Webster Prize of Honor in 1989 , remained active until the 2000s (as the only remaining founding member).

In 2010, for the 80th birthday, Storyville released a box of 4 CDs with 80 recordings from 1954 to 1978 ( Papa Bue 80 at 80 ).

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Individual evidence

  1. With her he recorded for Storyville in 1955, Storyville SEP 302
  2. Papa Bue's Viking Jazzband , Storyville SLP 101, recorded in Copenhagen on November 7, 1958