Academic Historian

Bo S. Lindström is an emeritus professor in Production Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. He formerly had a chair of Production Engineering at the Linköping University, Sweden. He was Dean of the School of Mechanical and Materials Processing at KTH for 12 years and is internationally active in CIRP, The International Academy for Production Engineering, Paris. He has been devoted to jazz music since his teens and has co-written Traveling Blues – The life and music of Tommy Ladnier as well as four volumes of  Jazz Puzzles with Dan Vernhettes. He has written Oh Joe, Play that Trombone – The Life and music of George L Brashear.

Thomas James Ladnier (1900–1939)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Jazz trumpeter Thomas “Tommy” Ladnier was born in Florenville/Mandeville, Louisiana on May 28, 1900. His father was Alfred Ladnier and his mother Willie Williams Ladnier. He played in local bands beginning in 1914 and one of his teachers was trumpeter Bunk … Read MoreThomas James Ladnier (1900–1939)