Johnny St. Cyr
St. Cyr started out as a child with a homemade guitar. In 1905 he appeared with his own trio, then alternating with his profession as a plasterer as a banjoist and guitarist in the bands of Armand J. Piron , Martin Gabriel (1913-14) and in the most respected brass bands of New Orleans ( Superior , Olympia Brass Band , Original Tuxedo Jazz Band ). Between 1917 and 1919 he played a self-made six-string guitar banjo with Louis Armstrong on Mississippi River steamers in Fate Marables Band.
In 1923 he went to King Oliver in Chicago . From 1925 to 1927 he was regularly involved in the recordings of Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven , but also in the recordings of Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers , Freddie Keppard and other famous musicians of Chicago jazz . He played in the 1920s in Dreamland Orchestra of Doc Cook . In 1930 he returned to New Orleans, worked as a plasterer and only played occasionally, e.g. B. in the groups of Paul Barbarin and Alphonse Picou . In 1955 he moved to Los Angeles and worked full-time as a musician again. From 1961 until his death he directed the Young Men from New Orleans in Disneyland , in which Barney Bigard also played. He also recorded with Barbarin, Lil Hardin Armstrong , Jimmy Noone , Kid Ory , Louis Nelson and Luis Russell .
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- Ian Carr , Digby Fairweather , Brian Priestley : Rough Guide Jazz. The ultimate guide to jazz music. 1700 artists and bands from the beginning until today. Metzler, Stuttgart / Weimar 1999, ISBN 3-476-01584-X .
- Leonard Feather , Ira Gitler : The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press, New York 1999, ISBN 0-19-532000-X .
|SURNAME||St. Cyr, Johnny|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||St. Cyr, John Alexander (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American banjo player and guitarist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 17, 1890|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||New Orleans|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 17, 1966|
|Place of death||los Angeles|