Muggsy Spanier

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by Muggsy Spanier

Biography

Francis Joseph Spanier, 9 November 1901, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 12 February 1967, Sausalito, California, USA. Spanier began playing cornet while barely in his teens and within a couple of years was a professional musician. His first job was with Elmer Schoebel. By the end of the 20s he had established a reputation mostly in and around Chicago and had been hired by Ted Lewis for his popular band. He remained with Lewis until the mid-30s, then joined Ben Pollack. After a short period of... Read more

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jazz
dixieland
dixieland jazz
swing
classic jazz
trumpet
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