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Omer Simeon

Omer Simeon
Born: Jul 21, 1902 in New Orleans, LA
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Died: Sep 17, 1959 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Omer Simeon's career can easily be divided into three parts due to significant associations with Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines, and Wilbur DeParis. Although born in New Orleans, Simeon ironically did not start to play clarinet until he moved with his family to Chicago in 1914. He took lessons from Lorenzo ...Read full biography
Rare Cuts: Well Done, Vol. 7
Released: 2005
Label: Jazz Crusade
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Omer Simeon was one of the greatest clarinetists to emerge during the 1920s. His career can easily be divided into periods including a stint as Jelly Roll Morton's favorite clarinetist, playing with Earl ...Read full review
Omer Simeon Trio with James P. Johnson
Released: 1950
Label: Disc
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More Omer Simeon albums: Main Albums (2), Compilations (1)