Sidney Desvigne

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Sidney Desvigne (September 11, 1893 – December 2, 1959) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Desvigne played in a large number of noted 1910s and 1920s-era New Orleans Jazz ensembles, including Leonard Bechet's Silver Bell Band, the Maple Leaf Orchestra, and the Excelsior Brass Band. He played in Ed Allen's Whispering Gold Band on the Capitol,[1] and later led his own band on the same riverboat.[2]

In 1926 Desvigne formed his own orchestra, Sidney Desvigne's Southern Syncopators, playing at St. Bernard's Country Club and on the S.S. Island Queen;[3] among his sidemen were Red Allen, Pops Foster, and Al Morgan.

Desvigne attempted to create a New Orleans big band in the 1930s, hoping to capitalize on the swing jazz craze. In the 1950s he left New Orleans and opened a club in Los Angeles.

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  1. ^ "Ed Allen's Band on the S.S. Capitol". Riverboats & Jazz. Tulane University. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sidney Desvigne's S.S. Capitol Orchestra". Riverboats & Jazz. Tulane University. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Desvigne's Bandsmen on the S.S. Island Queen". Riverboats & Jazz. Tulane University. Retrieved 4 November 2017.