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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007.
By United Press International

Jazz trumpeter Childers dies at 81

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 30 (UPI) -- Marion "Buddy" Childers, trumpeter for jazz greats Stan Kenton and Tommy Dorsey who later led his own ensemble, died in his Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 81.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2006 with 145 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2005 with 145 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 8, the 221st day of 2004 with 145 to follow.
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The jazz world's losses were many

The jazz world said farewell to many of its performers and supporting figures during 2003. So many, it departed that it seemed there would be a surge on the perpetual jazz big band -- wherever it lives on.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

2003: The year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and build for the future.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The jazz world's losses were many

The jazz world said farewell to many of its performers and supporting figures during 2003. So many, it departed that it seemed there would be a surge on the per
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

2003: the year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and bu
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2003 with 145 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Why Benny Carter will be missed

, July 22 (UPI) -- Last week's death of Benny Carter marked much more than the loss of a quiet giant of a jazz alto saxophonist and brilliant musical composer.
KEN FRANCKLING

Jazz musician Benny Carter dies

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Legendary jazz musician Benny Carter died during the weekend in Los Angeles at the age of 95.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Thomas "Fats" Waller was born this day in 1904 in New York City. He came out of the stride style of piano playing to enrich the jazz repertoire with both speed and delicacy. And he had a way of making sparkling gems out of the silliest popular son
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Gerry Wiggins was born this day in 1922 in New York. After working in the bands of Les Hite, Benny Carter and Louis Armstrong, he shifted more and more into accompanying singers including Lena Horne, Kay Starr, Eartha Kitt and Helen Humes.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet player and bandleader Joe "King" Oliver was born this day in 1885 in Louisiana. A young Louis Armstrong was his protege in Oliver's Chicago-based Creole Jazz Band from 1922 to 1924.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Gertrude "Ma" Rainey was born this day in 1896 in Columbus, Ga. She was a true blues pioneer, whose disciples included singer Bessie Smith. She retired in 1933 and died in 1939.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On March 10-11, 1960, trumpeter Miles Davis and the Gil Evans Orchestra went into the studio to finish the "Sketches of Spain" recording they began four months earlier with the hallmark piece "Concierto de Aranjuez."
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Two weeks after she arrived in the United States from her native Italy in 1998, Roberta Gambarini stunned many in the jazz world as a virtual unknown with a third place finish in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1975, pianist Keith Jarrett set a new standard for recorded solo jazz performance. The occasion was a performance in Koln, Germany, -- one in a series of live concerts in Europe after a brief stint in the Miles Davis band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Eddie Condon opened his famous jazz club on this day in 1945 in New York's Greenwich Village. The Chicago-style jazz joint had three locations before closing for good in 1985, 10 years after Condon's death.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this date in 1957, something wonderful occurred in a CBS television studio in New York. The Red Allen All-Stars, singer Billie Holiday, the Mal Waldron All-Stars, the Count Basie All-Stars and Jimmy Giuffre went on live television for a show that was p
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell was born this day in 1926 in Kansas City, Mo. He succeeded Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis in one of the tenor chairs in the Count Basie Orchestra in 1957 before becoming a busy free-lance musician and leader in his own right.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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