LU WATTERS

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Lucius "Lu" Watters (December 19, 1911 in Santa Cruz, California – November 5, 1989 in Santa Rosa, California) was a trumpeter and bandleader of the Yerba Buena Jazz Band in the "West Coast revival" of Dixieland music. This is relational to trad jazz as the musicians tended to be white and had little or no actual connections to New Orleans.

He played trumpet by the age of 11 and had his first work on a cruise ship. He then worked for Bob Crosby before deciding to form a Dixieland-style band. He founded the Yerba Buena Jazz Band in 1939 and it would be a leading force in the Dixieland revival for the next 11 years, with a small off-period caused by the war. In 1950 he broke up the band and in 1957 he retired from full-time playing.

In his life after music, he studied geology and lectured on the
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LU WATTERS The San Francisco Style - Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The San Francisco Style - Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Vol. 3
Dixieland 1954
LU WATTERS Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band
Dixieland 1955
LU WATTERS Blues over Bodega album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues over Bodega
Dixieland 1964

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LU WATTERS Lu Watters and His Yerba Buena Jass Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lu Watters and His Yerba Buena Jass Band
Dixieland 1950

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LU WATTERS Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band No. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band No. 2
Dixieland 1952
LU WATTERS Live From The Dawn Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From The Dawn Club
Dixieland 1973

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Jack Hits the Road
Dixieland 1942

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