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Sidney Bechet

Sidney BechetAKA Sidney Joseph Bechet

Born: 14-May-1897
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Died: 14-May-1959
Location of death: Garche, France
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Cimetière de Garches, Hauts de Seine, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz saxophonist

Father: Omar Bechet
Mother: Josephine Michel
Wife: Elisabeth Ziegler (m. 1951)

    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983

Author of books:
Treat it Gentle: An Autobiography (1960, memoir)

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