Cliff ’Kid’ Bastien,

Born 1937 in London but emigrated to Canada in the early sixties and has been resident there since. A Kid Thomas stylist who formed his own band in the early sixties. His band has played at Grossman’s Tavern in Toronto on Saturdays for more than 30 years now. Kid Bastien has been a visitor to New Orleans on many occasions since the late fifties. Studied the banjo with Creole George Guesnon but after having heard the Kid Thomas Band his life was completely changed and he began studying the trumpet. Since then he has dedicated his musical life to Kid Thomas Valentine’s music

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