Guesnon, George

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)

One Reply to “Guesnon, George”

  1. Hello,
    We really need more of this either publised or failing that,on the internet somewhere. I’ve loved this music since I was in grammer school.In fact,my first records I purchased ( with my father’s money ) were the two Bluenote George Lewis ten inch recordings known as the Climax Sessions. Thanks for making the photo available. Putting that type of band together up here in Connecticut hs now impossible. It’s sad. I could go on and on. At any rate,thanks. Bill

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