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Emmett Louis Hardy (June 12, 1903 – June 16, 1925) was a jazz cornet player during the early 1900s.
Hardy performing with the Carlisle Evans Band in 1921
|Birth name||Emmett Louis Hardy|
|Born||June 12, 1903|
|Origin||Gretna, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Died||June 16, 1925 (aged 22)|
|Associated acts||New Orleans Rhythm Kings|
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.
- Chadbourne, Eugene. "Emmett Hardy". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 December 2018.