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Edwin "Carl" Backes, Jr.
Bass Clarinet
Denton, Texas










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PERSONAL MUSIC HISTORY

Clarinet: 4th grade through college
Bass Clarinet: 7th grade through college and after (1974)
Tenor Sax: 9th grade through college and after (1974)
*Bass Clarinet: 2009-present

BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN

Grammar/Jr High/High School Bands
New Orleans All-City Band - 5 years
Louisiana All-State Band - 3 years
Charter member of LSUNO (now University of New Orleans) Band
Navy Memphis Band
Navy New Orleans Band
Several Studio and back-up Bands - including work for the late Allen Toussaint
Denton Community Band
*Denton New Horizons Band
*New Horizons Band Dallas

CAREER/RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Born and resided in New Orleans, LA 1948-2006
Employed in Banking and Finance Industry 1971-1992
Employed in insurance claims litigation 1993-2005
*Retired March 31, 2005
Full-time RVer 2005-2008

FAMILY

Spouse: Peggy, married July 17, 1970
One son

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

Music
Finance
Marine Aquariums
Dogs
Travel

OTHER

First paying gig was at age 17 in a "strip joint" in New Orleans. Great educational experience
Played two selections with the late Pete Fountain on my 18th birthday
Hurricane Katrina Survivor