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Freddy Guerra: 1923-2003
Freddy Guerra
Saxophone, clarinet, bandleader

Born: August 13, 1923 in Boston, Massachussetts
Died: May 17, 2003 in Mesa, Arizona

Big Band leader began with Miller

Copyright © 2003 


Freddy Guerra was a saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader. He played with Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band as an 18 year old, and went on to lead his own big bands in the Boston area, in New Hampshire, and later in Arizona.

He taught at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, and did studio session work. He accompanied visiting artists like Tony Bennett and Peggy Lee in Boston.

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.

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