Is Beau Jocque still alive?

Deceased (1953–1999)
Beau Jocque/Living or Deceased

When did Beau Jocque die?

September 10, 1999
Beau Jocque/Date of death

Where is Beau Jocque from?

Duralde, Louisiana, United States
Beau Jocque/Place of birth

How tall was Beau Jocque?

6 feet 6 inches tall
Beau Jocque was the stage name of Andrus Espre, who was born in Duralde, La. He was 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 270 pounds, an imposing presence made even stronger by his hefty growl of a voice.

Which artist had a testy rivalry with Beau Jocque in the 1990s over the authorship of a song and other matters?

A rivalry that pitted newcomer Jocque against Chavis, which was highlighted in the 1994 Robert Mugge documentary The Kingdom of Zydeco, was ongoing throughout Jocque’s career.

When did Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi Rollers Tour?

In 1995 Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers were the headliners on the Rounder Records “Louisiana Red Hot Music Tour”. In June 1999 they were a featured band at the first annual New Jersey Arts and Music Festival. Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers won the Big Easy Music Awards three times as Best Zydeco Artist.

What kind of music does Beau Jocque sing?

Beau Jocque is known for his gruff vocals, his fusion of many musical styles into zydeco, and above all, for the powerful energy of his rhythm and sound. Backed by the Hi-Rollers, he became one of the top dance-hall acts of his musical decade.

How old was Beau Jocque when he died?

Beau Jocque (born Andrus Espre; November 1, 1953 – September 10, 1999) was a Louisiana French Creole zydeco musician and songwriter active in the 1990s.

Which is the highest selling zydeco album ever?

Beau Jocque Boogie became the highest-selling zydeco album ever. Beau Jocque recorded five studio albums for Rounder, with a sixth live album titled Give Him Cornbread, Live released on the label posthumously in 2000. The label also issued two posthumous compilation albums. All were financial successes for both the label and the artist.