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Parenti, Tony (1900 - 1972), clarinetist, saxophonist

Raymond J. Gariglio 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, 6 Aug 1900; d New York, 17 April 1972). American clarinetist and saxophonist. His father was a musician. Parenti studied violin before taking up the clarinet. He first played jazz in 1914 in a band led by Alfred “Baby” Laine, and by the age of 15 he was working frequently at the Pup Cabaret. From 1917 he led his own band in New Orleans, with which

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