John Hardee

John Hardee was an American jazz tenor and saxophonist. He was born Dec. 20, 1918 in Corsicana (Texas) and died May 18, 1984 in Dallas, Texas. Hardee was in college at the time and toured with Don Albert from 1937 to 1938. He graduated in 1941. He was a director of a Texas school band and he served in World War II. He played in 1946 with Tiny Grimes, and then recorded as a Blue Note bandleader between 1946 and 1948. Eight albums were issued. In the 1940s and 1950s, he was a member of Cousin Joe and Russell Procope. He also played with Earl Bostic and Billy Kyle. He became a teacher in the 1950s after he had retired from music. Wikipedia bio

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