|Birth name||Bernard Sylvester Addison|
|Born||April 15, 1905|
Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
|Died||December 18, 1990 (aged 85)|
Rockville Centre, New York
Bernard Sylvester Addison (April 15, 1905 – December 18, 1990) was a jazz guitarist.
He studied mandolin and violin at an early age. After moving with his family to Washington, D.C., he and led a group on banjo with Claude Hopkins. He switched to guitar when he worked with Louis Armstrong in 1930. He also worked with (in chronological order) Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Adelaide Hall, Jelly Roll Morton, Bubber Miley, Coleman Hawkins, the Mills Brothers, Mezz Mezzrow, Teddy Bunn, Stuff Smith, and Sidney Bechet.
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