Johnny Dodds
04/12/1892-08/08/1940 in New Orleans, LA


Johnny Dodds (April 12, 1892 – August 8, 1940) was an American jazz clarinetist and alto saxophonist based in New Orleans, best known for his recordings under his own name and with bands such as those of Joe "King" Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Lovie Austin and Louis Armstrong. Dodds (pronounced dots) was the older brother of the drummer Warren "Baby" Dodds; they worked together in the New Orleans Bootblacks in 1926. ... (see more)