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Sharkey's Trumpet was a gold-plated award from the NOJC. Sharkey's Trumpet Mrs. Myra Menville presents an award trumpet to Sharkey Bonano in 1955. Bonano, who was born in Milneburg, played with a number of legends of New Orleans Jazz, including Freedie Newman and Chink Martin. He auditioned for The Wolverines when Bix Beiderbecke left the band in the 1930s, but was turned down. He eventually did play with The Wolverines, in New York. Bonano also joined the Jean Goldkette Orchestra, playing alongide Beiderbecke. After World War II, Bonano returned to New Orleans. He played clubs on Bourbon Street, particularly the...
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