Frank Greco, Dixieland Piano Player has died

Frank Greco FRANK GRECO, died of congestive heart failure on Nov. 2 in Hemet, California, he was 88.

Originally from Warsaw, Indiana, he learned to play the piano and organ at an early age and performed professionally throughout Illinois and Indiana before moving to California where he was the pianist for a number of Dixieland groups, including the Old Town Jazz Band, Hotsy Totsy Boys, Royale Garden Jazz Band, and the Bourbon Street Jazz Band.

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