Joe Darensbourg

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Joe Darensbourg
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Joe Darensbourg playing clarinet at the Palais Royal in South Bend, Indiana, 1963.
Background information
Birth nameJoe Darensbourg
Born(1906-07-09)July 9, 1906
OriginUnited StatesBaton Rouge, Louisiana
DiedMay 24, 1985(1985-05-24) (aged 78)
Associated actsJelly Roll Morton
Kid Ory

Joe Darensbourg (July 9, 1906 – May 24, 1985) was a New Orleans based jazz clarinetist and saxophonist notable for his work with Buddy Petit, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Creath, Fate Marable, Andy Kirk, Johnny Wittwer, Kid Ory, Wingy Manone, Joe Liggins and Louis Armstrong.[1]


  • "Yellow Dog Blues", Joe Darensbourg and his Dixie Flyers, Lark records
  • The New Orleans Statesman
  • "Louis Armstrong tour in Australia", including also vocalist Jewel Brown, is a video available


  1. ^ Carr, Ian; Digby Fairweather; Brian Priestley (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. The Rough Guides. pp. 153–154. ISBN 1-85828-137-7.