Buddy DeFranco

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Buddy DeFranco
Buddy De Franco, New York, ca. Sept. 1947 (William P. Gottlieb 01941).jpg
DeFranco in September 1947
Background information
Birth nameBoniface Ferdinand Leonard DeFranco
Born(1923-02-17)February 17, 1923
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedDecember 24, 2014(2014-12-24) (aged 91)
Panama City, Florida, U.S.
GenresSwing
Bebop
Post bop
OccupationsClarinetist
InstrumentsClarinet
Years active1940s–2014
LabelsNorgran Records,
Verve Records
Mercury Records
Arbors Records

Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco (February 17, 1923 – December 24, 2014) was an American jazz clarinet player. He was known for performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

DeFranco died in Panama City, Florida at the age of 91.[1]

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