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jazz musician

William Geary Johnson, jazz musician.


Johnson, William Geary was born on December 27, 1879 in New Orleans.


Student Wallace Cutchey, from 1887.


Played with Adam Olivier orch. Worked with theatre band to Dallas, then went to San Francisco, 1905. Played with Billy Marrero’s Superior orch.

Taught and played in Mandeville, later Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from 1914. Played with Sidney Bechet, Boston, 1945. Played in jam sessions, concerts, recording sessions, until 1948</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died New Iberia, Louisiana July 7, 1949.