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date: 20 November 2019

Caceres, Ernielocked

(22 November 1911–10 January 1971)
  • Thaddeus Russell


Caceres, Ernie (22 November 1911–10 January 1971), jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, was born Ernesto Caceres in Rockport, Texas. Caceres took up the clarinet, saxophone, and guitar in his youth. In the 1930s he began playing music professionally in a trio with his brothers, Emilio, a violinist and the leader of the group, and Pinero, who played trumpet and piano. The Emilio Caceres Trio first played in San Antonio and later in the 1930s performed in Detroit and New York City. In 1937 the group played on ...

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