Lloyd Arntzen

Lloyd Arntzen (born September 19, 1927) is a jazz clarinetist, folk singer, and soprano saxophonist from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Arntzen has been an active participant on the New Orleans jazz scene, forming the New Orleans North Traditional Jazz Band along with members Alan Matheson, Grant Simpson, Craig Scott and Graeme Peters.[1][2] Arntzen is also a member of the band Sweet Papa Lowdown, featuring band members Jeff Schucard, Dan Marcus and Craig Smith.

Lloyd Arntzen
Born (1927-09-19) September 19, 1927 (age 92)
Rosetown, Saskatchewan
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresDixieland Jazz
School Teacher
Soprano saxophone
Associated actsAlan Matheson

Arntzen's family is a particularly musical one. In 2006, Gwendoline Records issued a live CD titled 3 Generations in Jazz, featuring Arntzen along with his two sons and two grandsons, recorded at Vancouver’s Cellar Jazz Café.[3]

In 2013, his group Blackstick released a CD that had been crowdfunded by fans.[4][5] Other musicians on the disc include his grandsons Evan and Arnt Arntzen on reeds and banjo/guitar respectively, Don Ogilvie on guitar, Jen Hodge on bass, and Benji Bohannon on drums, and it was engineered by Dave Henderson. Including an original tune by Evan Arntzen, the album was recorded in Lloyd's basement over a period of three days in September.[6][7]


  1. ^ "New Orleans North". New Orleans. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Arntzen, Lloyd :: Jazz Street Vancouver :: The History of Vancouver Jazz". Jazzstreetvancouver.ca. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  3. ^ "3 Generations of Jazz". Tom Arntzen. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  4. ^ "A Blackstick Album". indiegogo.com. Indiegogo. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  5. ^ "A REMARKABLE MUSICAL FAMILY". JAZZ LIVES. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  6. ^ "A REMARKABLE MUSICAL FAMILY". JAZZ LIVES. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  7. ^ "Jim Dupuis' Best of Jazz 2014 - January 2015 #bestof2014 : !earshot : features". www.earshot-online.com. Retrieved 2016-02-01.

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