Bernard Addison

born on 15/4/1905 in Annapolis, MD, United States

died on 18/12/1990 in Rockville, NY, United States

Bernard Addison

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Bernard Addison

Bernard Addison (April 15, 1905 – December 18, 1990)[1] was a jazz guitarist who began as a banjo player in the 1920s. He became interested in banjo when he moved to Washington, D.C. in his youth. In 1930 he switched to guitar to fill in for a Louis Armstrong's guitarist. He would also work with Jelly Roll Morton and the Mills Brothers.[2] In 1935 he did what might be his most noted song, "Toledo Shuffle", with Freddie Jenkins.[3]


  1. Vaché, Warren, Sr. (2002). Addison, Bernard (Sylvester) Barry Kernfeld The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 1, 2nd, New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc..
  2. Big Band site
  3. Classic Jazz

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