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Meet 'Jazzbo': He's a 76-Year-Old Clown in a One-Man Band

Mar 03, 2015 | 831 videos
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This short documentary profiles Bill "Jazzbo" Hargrave, a 76-year-old musician who built a jerry-rigged, multi-instrument device. Hargrave plays tunes on a trumpet, bass drum, harmonica, cymbals, and bells—almost simultaneously, it's worth adding—while a small toy monkey drums on his hat. He may not be the most talented performer, but his eccentricities are charm enough. "My main objective was to be a jazz-playing clown," he says. "That kind of worked out."

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Author: Chris Heller

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