Junie C Cobb

Alto, clarinet, tenor Sax. Junie Cobb was known for his flexibility and versatility. He played many instruments well but wasn’t very good on any of them. As a teenager, he was a pianist in Johnny Dunn’s band. He then moved to Chicago and led his own band at Club Alvadere in 1920-1921. He doubled as a clarinetist. Later, he played banjo with King Oliver, Jimmy Noone and recorded as a leader clarinet, alto, and tenor-sax. In the ’30s and 1940s, he was vocalist Annabelle Calhoun’s backing musician. He then became a solo pianist on many club and record dates. In 1955, he retired from full-time playing, but he kept his hand in the scene with periodic concerts and dates. Allmusic

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