Johnny St. Cyr

Johnny St. Cyr

born on 17/4/1890 in New Orleans, LA, United States

died on 17/6/1966 in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Johnny St. Cyr

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Johnny St. Cyr (April 17, 1890  June 17, 1966) was an American jazz banjoist and guitarist.

St. Cyr was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before moving to Chicago in 1923, he played for several leading New Orleans bands.[1] He is most commonly remembered as a member of Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven bands.[2] He also played with Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers. He composed the popular standard Oriental Strut, noted for its adventurous chord sequence.

From 1961 until his death in 1966, St. Cyr was the bandleader of the Young Men From New Orleans,[2] who performed at Disneyland.[2] He died in Los Angeles, California,[1] and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles.[1]

See also

  • Banjo Hall of Fame Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 [Johnny St. Cyr at All Music Guide Johnny St. Cyr] at Allmusic, accessed 2010-11-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Johnny St. Cyr (1890-1966),, date unknown, accessed 2010-08-16.

External links

  • Jazz As I Remember It, Johnny Ct. Cyr's autobiography
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