Emmett Hardy

Emmett Louis Hardy (June 12, 1903 – June 16, 1925) was a jazz cornet player during the early 1900s.

Emmett Hardy
Hardy performing with the Carlisle Evans Band in 1921
Hardy performing with the Carlisle Evans Band in 1921
Background information
Birth nameEmmett Louis Hardy
BornJune 12, 1903
OriginGretna, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedJune 16, 1925 (aged 22)
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsCornet
Associated actsNew Orleans Rhythm Kings

CareerEdit

In Hardy's early teens, he was a member of Papa Jack Laine's band, then worked in the Carlisle Evans Band and Norman Brownlee's Orchestra of New Orleans. He belonged to a small band that supported singer Bee Palmer. In 1919, he returned to New Orleans and started a band. After moving to Chicago, he became a member of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Hardy died, aged twenty-two, from tuberculosis.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chadbourne, Eugene. "Emmett Hardy". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 December 2018.