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Otto Hardwick

Otto Hardwick

Real Name:Otto James Hardwicke
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American jazz alto saxophonist (also clarinet and bass saxophone), nicknamed "Toby", born May 31, 1904 in Washington, D. C., died August 5, 1970 in the same city.
Hardwick is most known for playing with Duke Ellington, from the early 1920s, but he also played with Elmer Snowden, Noble Sissle, Chu Berry and Fats Waller in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He returned to Ellington in 1932 and retired from music shortly after leaving Ellington in 1946.

Sites:Wikipedia , All Music , the78rpmrecordspins.wordpress.com , dbpedia.org , adp.library.ucsb.edu
In Groups:Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Duke Ellington And His Washingtonians, Harry Carney's Big Eight, Ivie Anderson And Her Boys From Dixie, Jimmy Jones Quintet, Jimmy Jones' Big Eight, Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra, Otto Hardwick Quartet, Otto Hardwick's Wax Quintet, Sonny Greer And The Duke's Men, The Duke's Men, The Ellington Twins, The Washingtonians
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