Danish jazz bandleader Papa Bue dies

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Posted: Nov 03, 2011 9:04 AM
Danish jazz bandleader Papa Bue dies

Danish trombonist and bandleader Arne Bue Jensen, known as Papa Bue, has died. He was 81.

Papa Bue's son, Theis Bue Jensen, says his father died Wednesday in his Copenhagen home after being bedridden for several months, including with pneumonia.

Papa Bue was chiefly associated with Dixieland jazz. He led his own New Orleans Jazz Band and later the Papa Bue Viking Jazz Band _ the only non-American ensemble to play at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 1969.

Papa Bue made dozens of recordings, including with early New Orleans jazz legend George Lewis.

Funeral arrangements were set for Nov. 12 in the Danish capital, Bue Jensen said Thursday. He is survived by his wife and their son.