George Guesnon (1936). Courtesy Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University.

George Guesnon (1936). Courtesy Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University.

Musician and musicologist “Creole George” was born May 25, 1907 and died May 5, 1968. He performed in cabarets, played with Sam Morgan and George Lewis, recorded with Decca in New York. As a jazz historian he worked to preserve gombo French dialect songs. (See Al Rose and Edmond Souchon, New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album, p. 51)