Personalities | Jimmie Noone | Twenties | Jazz & Blues
The most fluid and graceful of the classic New Orleans clarinetists, Noone worked with trumpeter Freddie Keppard (1914) and also with the Young Olympia Band (1916) before following Keppard to Chicago in 1917. A member of King Oliver’s first Creole Jazz Band (1918–20), he also played in Doc Cooke’s Dreamland Orchestra (1920–26) before forming his popular Apex Club Orchestra (featuring Earl Hines) in 1928. Noone led bands throughout the 1930s and joined Kid Ory in 1944.
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