Frankie Duson

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The Eagle Band with Dusen on trombone, 1916. This version of the band included Edmond Hall on clarinet and Buddie Petit on cornet.

Frankie Dusen (1878–1936) was an early New Orleans jazz trombonist. He played with Buddy Bolden's band, and following Bolden's health problems took over as bandleader of the group and renamed it The Eagle Band, considered one of the best in New Orleans for more than a decade.

He was born in Algiers section of New Orleans. During the Great Depression he played with the era orchestra on the ship "S.S Capitol," and later played alongside Louis Dumaine. Dusen also taught music. He died in 1936 at the age of 58.[1]


  1. ^ "Frankie Dusen (1880-1940)". Red Hot Jazz Archive. Retrieved 26 April 2020.