Abbey Chinee Foster

* Jan 9, 1900 New Orleans, La.
† Sep 8, 1962 New Orleans, La.

Instrument: snare drum.

As a brass band musician he played with: Excelsior, Onward, Pickwick, Tuxedo Brass Band

Chinee is ranked with the all-time great Crescent City drummers. Started his career in Storyville, playing with Bebé Ridgley’s Tuxedo Orchestra. Associated with Buddy Petit from 1915 in Eagle Band through 1931. he recorded with Papa Oscar Celestin, 1927.16

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Sources (brassband history):
16 New Orleans Jazz, family album by Al Rose and Edmond Souchon