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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 15, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2006 with 350 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2005 with 350 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2004 with 351 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 Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Rod Cless was born this day in Lennox, Iowa, in 1907. He recorded with Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher, Gene Krupa and Mezz Mezzrow. He died in 1944 at age 37 after a drunken fall.
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

Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine was born this day in 1934 in Pittsburgh into a very musical family. His father Thomas played tenor with the Savoy Sultans in the 1930s and older brother Tommy played trumpet.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist J.J. Johnson was born this date in 1924 in Indianapolis. His virtuosity, pure sound and harmonic sophistication helped bring the trombone to the frontline in bebop. His best-known composition, recorded by many contemporary musicians, is "Lament
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2003 with 350 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Gene Krupa, the drummer who made Benny Goodman's band swing, swing, swing with his solo feature on the song "Sing, Sing, Sing," was born this date in 1909 in Chicago.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an influential American jazz and big band drummer and composer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style.

Eugene Bertram Krupa was born in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of nine children in the family of Bartlomiej Krupa and Anna (née Oslowski) Krupa. His father was an immigrant from Poland, and his mother was born in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; his siblings were Clarence, Eleanor, Casimir, Leo, Peter and Julius.

Krupa studied with Sanford A. Moeller and began playing professionally in the mid 1920s with bands in Wisconsin. He broke into the Chicago scene in 1927, when he was picked by MCA to become a member of "Thelma Terry and Her Playboys", the first notable American Jazz band (outside of all-girl bands) to be led by a female musician. The Playboys were the house band at The Golden Pumpkin nightclub in Chicago and also toured extensively throughout the eastern and central United States.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gene Krupa."
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