Alvino Rey

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Alvin McBurney (July 1, 1908 – February 24, 2004),[1] known by his stage name Alvino Rey, was an American jazz guitarist and bandleader. He is also known for being the grandfather of Win Butler and Will Butler and grandfather-in-law of Regine Chassagne, Win Butler's wife.

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Alvino Rey
Rey in c.1942
Rey in c.1942
Background information
Birth nameAlvin Henry McBurney
Born(1908-07-01)July 1, 1908
Oakland, California, U.S.
DiedFebruary 24, 2004(2004-02-24) (aged 95)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
GenresJazz, swing
Occupation(s)Musician, musical director, inventor
Instrument(s)Guitar, steel guitar
Years active1927–1994