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Elgar, Charlie (1879 - 1973), bandleader

Charles Kinzer, Howard Rye and Barry Kernfeld

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b New Orleans, 13 June 1879; d Chicago, Aug 1973). American bandleader. Although he was widely known as Charlie, he adamantly wished to be called Charles and appears thus in primary sources. His full name and the year of his birth (1879, not 1885 as previously published) are taken from his oral history file at Tulane University; Averty’s interview (1989) confirms the earlier year. Elgar learned violin from around

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