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Wilbur Sweatman

Wilbur Sweatman

Wilbur C. Sweatman (1882 – 1961) was an African-American ragtime and dixieland jazz composer, bandleader, and clarinetist. Sweatman was one of the first African-American musicians to develop a nationwide fan base. He was also a trailblazer in the racial integration of musical groups.