PETER BOCAGE

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Jazz man Peter Bocage stands as a giant in the history of New Orleans traditional jazz. Born across the Mississippi River from New Orleans in Algiers, Bocage followed in his father's footsteps, playing music at venues, dances, rent parties, and street parades throughout the Crescent City area. He soon became a fixture at the famous club, Storyville, where "people paid to have a good time, any kind of good time you wanted," as the late, great Danny Barker recalled. The music rage of the day was ragtime. By the age of 21, Bocage was the bandleader of one of the most popular ragtime bands, the Superior Orchestra. At that time, Bocage was playing violin. He hired in a horn player named Bunk Johnson. The sound Bocage was striving for was soft and refined, like the Creole culture from which he came. Eventually, the hotter sound, exemplified by Buddy Bolden won read more...
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PETER BOCAGE Peter Bocage With His Creole Serenaders & The Love-Jiles Ragtime Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Bocage With His Creole Serenaders & The Love-Jiles Ragtime Orchestra
Original New Orleans Jazz 1961

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PETER BOCAGE At San Jacinto Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At San Jacinto Hall
Original New Orleans Jazz 1965

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PETER BOCAGE Peter Bocage & His Creole Serenaders album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Bocage & His Creole Serenaders
Original New Orleans Jazz 1982
PETER BOCAGE Jazz Nocturne, Vol. 4: Bocage & Bechet in Boston album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Nocturne, Vol. 4: Bocage & Bechet in Boston
Original New Orleans Jazz 1998
PETER BOCAGE Jazz Nocturne 5: Bocage & Bechet in Boston album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Nocturne 5: Bocage & Bechet in Boston
Original New Orleans Jazz 2000

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