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Buddy DeFranco
Buddy De Franco, New York, ca. Sept. 1947 (William P. Gottlieb 01941).jpg
DeFranco in September 1947
Background information
Birth name Boniface Ferdinand Leonard DeFranco
Born (1923-02-17)February 17, 1923
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Died December 24, 2014(2014-12-24) (aged 91)
Panama City, Florida, U.S.
Genres Swing
Post bop
Occupation(s) Clarinetist
Instruments Clarinet
Years active 1940s–2014
Labels Norgran Records,
Verve Records
Mercury Records
Arbors Records

Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco (February 17, 1923 – December 24, 2014) was an American jazz clarinet player. He was known for performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

DeFranco died in Panama City, Florida at the age of 91.

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