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Seminole Syncopators
The Seminole Syncopators were a Jazz band that was lead by pianist Graham W. Jackson and based in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1920s. Graham W. Jackson was also a prominent teacher as well as a performer. Jackson gained some national attention as the favorite musician of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Seminole Syncopators
Seminole Syncopators left to right: Joe Garland, Prince Robinson, Happy Williams, Graham Jackson, Bernard Addison?, Harry Cooper.

ddd discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Blue Grass Blues
(Billy Meyer / Elmer Schoebel)
4-1924 New York, New York Okeh

Sailing On Lake Pontchartrain
(Emmet Walsh-Nell / Billy Wrigley)
8-30-1924 Atlanta, Georgia Okeh


Seminole Syncopators

Artist Instrument
Bernard Addison Banjo
Harry Cooper Cornet
Joe Garland Alto Saxophone
Graham W. Jackson Piano, Leader
Prince Robinson Clarinet
Happy Williams Drums
unknown Alto Saxophone was a pioneering website during the "Information wants to be Free" era of the 1990s. In that spirit we are recovering the lost data from the now defunct site and sharing it with you.
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