John Robichaux

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b. 16 January 1886, Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA, d. 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Resident in New Orleans from the last years of the nineteenth century, violinist and drummer Robichaux formed a dance…
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b. 16 January 1886, Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA, d. 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Resident in New Orleans from the last years of the nineteenth century, violinist and drummer Robichaux formed a dance orchestra in 1893 and thereafter continuously led a band until his death. He worked with many noted New Orleans musicians including Lorenzo Tio and Manuel Perez. Although he was active during the birth and early development of jazz, Robichaux mostly, apart from this musical trend, concentrated instead on providing dance music for the wider audiences of the day. His nephews include Joseph Robichaux and John Robichaux, a drummer, who worked on into the 70s.