George Brunies

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        Another member of the famous New Orleans Brunies family, though he shortened the spelling of his name on the advice of a numerologist, Georg Brunis played alto horn in a family trio as an eight-year-old, and also with Papa Jack Laine's Reliance Brass Band. He switched to trombone at age ten, then moved to Chicago in 1920, where he played in Paul Mares' band. He later joined Mares' Friars Society Orchestra, which eventually became the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. He started a long r... Read more

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