that would be BRUCE, Bruce Raeburn; Boyd was his father
by Phil Schaap
The Major Domo of the Hogan Jazz Archives at Tulane in New Orleans is Bruce Raeburn. It was BRUCE, not Boyd, Raeburn who made the wonderful Bix & New Orleans presentation at the 2007 Bix Fest. I was there for it. Bruce and his presentation were splendid. I've been called to Davenport for the Bix Fest in 1976 and 2007; so, I have a gig lined up for 2038. Boyd Raeburn was a famous bandleader who launched his career in 1933. His Big Band was most successful in the mid-1940s when it had embraced a "progressive"/BeBop flavor.