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William Fredric Bacin Edit Profile


William Fredric Bacin, American writer. Recipient Key to the City and Honorary Citizen of New Orleans, 1966, Gold Watch Appreciation award, New Orleans Jazz Club of California, 1966, Appreciation plaque, New Orleans Jazz Museum, 1964.


Bacin, William Fredric was born on June 14, 1923 in Cleveland.


Singer, New York World's Fair, New York City, 1940;vocalist, various jazz and dance bands, since 1940;writer, since 1941;jazz concert producer, 1961-1968;director jazz portion of series, Station KNXT-television, 1963-1968;editor, The Jazzologist Magazine, 1963-1984;editor, The Jazz Newsletter, 1984-1986;commentator, jazz and swing radio shows, 1963-1974.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Famous Jazz People Who Have Known Me. Contributor articles jazz magazines, bulletins, newsletters.


Honorary life member New Orleans Jazz Club of California, Osaka Jazz Society, Dixieland Jazz Society of San Diego, San Antonio Jazz Society, Society for the Preservation of Dixieland Jazz, Napoleon Club, Potomac River Jazz Club, Sydney Jazz Club, Caprock Slim Blues Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, collecting single malt scotches.