|Birth name||John Edward Buckner|
|Also known as||Teddy Buckner|
July 16, 1909|
September 22, 1994 (aged 85)|
Los Angeles, California
|Genres||Jazz, Dixieland, jump blues, swing|
|Associated acts||Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter Orchestra, T-Bone Walker, Kid Ory|
Early in his career Buckner played with Sonny Clay. He worked with Buck Clayton in Shanghai in 1934 and later worked with Benny Carter among others. From 1949 to 1954 he worked in Kid Ory's band, which was perhaps the closest to the style he preferred. In the late 1950s his work with Sidney Bechet in France made him popular there but before going to France he recorded the soundtrack of the movie King Creole with Elvis Presley in 1958. From 1965 to 1981 he performed traditional jazz band at Disneyland's New Orleans Square.
- Johnny Simmen, "Teddy Buckner". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
- Scott Yanow, Teddy Buckner at Allmusic