|Also known as||Laurence Marrero|
|Born||October 24, 1900|
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
|Died||June 6, 1959(aged 58)|
|Associated acts||Camelia Brass Band, Young Tuxedo Brass Band, Bunk Johnson, George Lewis|
Lawrence Henry Marrero (October 24, 1900 – June 6, 1959) was an American jazz banjoist.
Marrero was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 24, 1900. He grew up in a musical family: three brothers became musicians – Eddie (bass), John (banjo) and Simon (tuba and bass) – and their father Billy was also a bass player. Lawrence (who chose to spell his name "Laurence") was taught music by his father, and became a professional player around 1918.
Later life and career
In 1942 Marrero was one of the musicians who part of the first recordings made by Bunk Johnson, and continued playing and recording in the New Orleans jazz revival. He was featured on many recordings and was a regular member of the George Lewis band from the late 1930s until ill health caused him to quit full-time performance in 1954. He occasionally played with his own band after that.
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