Portrait Of Buddy De Franco, New York, N.y., Ca. Sept. 1947

Mr Clarinet Phenomenon-Buddy DeFranco

by John Cipolla Boniface Ferdinand Leonard “Buddy” DeFranco (1923 – 2014) was a phenomenon in the world of jazz. An artist who not only lived through the golden age of BeBop but embraced it heart and soul and spread it’s message for over 60 years. Buddy DeFranco played with more fire at 74 than he did at 30 and …

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