Today In Jazz

Happy Birthday Barney Bigard!

March 3

For 15 years, one of most vital and virtuosic voices in Duke Ellington’s jazz orchestra was the clarinetist Barney Bigard, born 108 years ago today in New Orleans, LA.

Here are two of his classic moments with the that group:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5NhLzRFuW4I

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vx_TAJPmx44