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I Remember Charlie Biddle

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Charlie Biddle--even the name sounds like show biz. But it didn't take long for that name to become a pseudonym for Montreal jazz. I guess it helps to a club named after you.When anyone talked of Montreal jazz, Charlie's name always came up. Truly he was one of those larger-than-life figures. Not only did he have a big personality, but he was physically a big man. When he would shake my hand, it was like shaking hands with ...

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Charlie Biddle: Father of Montreal Jazz Festival

Read "Charlie Biddle: Father of Montreal Jazz Festival" reviewed by Ed Hamilton

Charlie Biddle and his bass fiddle brought Jazz to Montreal and all of Quebec.

Biddle died February 5th and only one city in North America really knows who he was and why he was so important to that city. Charlie as he was known to all was a bassist extraordinaire and jazz club restaurateur for 55 years.

If you went to Montreal, you had to go to the premiere jazz club--Biddle's Jazz & Ribs on Aylmer ...