Buddy DeFranco

American jazz clarinetist and bandleader

Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco (February 17, 1923 – December 24, 2014) was an American jazz clarinet player. He was known for performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Buddy DeFranco
DeFranco in September 1947
DeFranco in September 1947
Background information
Birth nameBoniface Ferdinand Leonard DeFranco
Born(1923-02-17)February 17, 1923
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedDecember 24, 2014(2014-12-24) (aged 91)
Panama City, Florida, U.S.
Post bop
Years active1940s–2014
LabelsNorgran Records,
Verve Records
Mercury Records
Arbors Records

DeFranco died in Panama City, Florida at the age of 91.[1]


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