Abe Bolar

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Abe Bolar (March 26, 1909 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - February 29, 2000 in Portland, Oregon) was an American double bass player.[1] From 1932-1936 he was a member of the Oklahoma City Blue Devils. He then moved to New York City, where he played with Hot Lips Page (1938–1940), Lucky Millinder (1940–1941), and in Count Basie’s orchestra during the early 1940s.[2] In 1939 and 1940 he made recordings with Pete Johnson. He is the husband of pianist Juanita Bolar.[3]


  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index". Family Search. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  2. ^ Kernfeld, Barry (2003). "Bolar, Abe". Bolar, Abe (born 1908). doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.J051000. ISBN 9781561592630. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Eugene Chadbourne. "Abe Bolar-Artist Biography". AllMusic.