Danny Barker (banjo) with Lee Collins (right) and Arthur Derbigny (left). Courtesy of Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University.

Danny Barker (banjo) with Lee Collins (right) and Arthur Derbigny (left). Courtesy of Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University.

Born on January 13th, 1909 in New Orleans, Danny Barker was one of New Orlean’s greatest banjo players. He also had an intimate knowledge of Creole songs, which his recordings have preserved. You can read more about him here at Red Hot Jazz.