Warren Luening was born in
New Orleans, Louisiana and began playing jazz at an early age.
In 1956, he was named "Mr. Dixieland of New Orleans", a
title also held by Louis Armstrong, Eddie Miller, Pete Fountain and
others. In 1956, he appeared with Pete Fountain and Al Hirt at
the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. In 1958, he joined
the Lawrence Welk Show.