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Marty Napoleon

Left to right: Don Varella, Stan Johnson, Marty Napoleon, Fraser MacPherson. Penthouse, Vancouver, B.C. April 4, 1952. Photo courtesy of the Fraser MacPherson estate
Background information
Birth name Marty Napoleon
Born June 2, 1921 (1921-06-02) (age 88)
Origin Brooklyn, New York
Genres Jazz
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Louis Armstrong
Charlie Ventura

Marty Napoleon (born June 2, 1921) is an American jazz pianist born in Brooklyn, New York, perhaps best-known for having replaced Earl Hines in Louis Armstrong's All Stars in 1952. In 1946 he worked with Gene Krupa and went on to work with his uncle Phil Napoleon, a trumpeter, in Phil's Original Memphis Five. In the 1950s he also worked with his brother Teddy Napoleon, a pianist, and from 1966-1971 he was performing with Louis Armstrong again.

Select discography

As bandleader

With Louis Armstrong

With Kai Winding

With Charlie Ventura

With Rex Stewart

  • Late Date (Simitar Records)

With Carl Barry

With Herbie Fields

With Teddy Reig

With Allen Eager


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