|Birth Day||July 3, 1930|
|Birth Place||New Orleans, LA|
|Age||90 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Aug 6, 2016 (age 86)|
Famed clarinetist who was known for his appearances on The Lawrence Welk Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
He was a sickly child who constantly battled respiratory infections.
He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in March 2007.
He had three children named Kevin, Jeffrey, and Dahra.
He had a friendly rivalry with trumpeter Al Hirt.