Joe Negri

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Joe Negri
Birth nameJoseph Harold Negri
Born (1926-06-10) June 10, 1926 (age 93)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, educator
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1929–present
Websitewww.joenegri.com

Joseph Harold Negri (born June 10, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist and educator.[1] He is best known for starring as "Handyman Negri" in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

He appeared on the 1959 children's television program Adventure Time. He also worked closely with Fred Rogers while his career was based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Negri appeared, along with pianist and fellow Pennsylvanian Johnny Costa, on the 1954 TV series, 67 Melody Lane, hosted by Ken Griffin. They played two songs: "After You've Gone" and "Little Brown Jug" the latter accompanied by Griffin at the organ. He also recorded with the Three Suns.

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  1. Rose, Joel (August 9, 2010). "Joe Negri: From handyman to jazz guitarist". All Things Considered. NPR, National Public Radio. Retrieved October 4, 2012.

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