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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2006 with 124 to follow.
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This is Monday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2005 with 12 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2005 with 124 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 19, the 354th day of 2004 with 12 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2004 with 124 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2003 with 12 to follow.
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Texas university to honor King of Thailand

BANGKOK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas, will bestow an honorary doctorate in music to Thailand's jazz-loving King.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2003 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Yank Lawson was born this day in Trenton, Mo. A regular with the World's Greatest Jazz Band, he cut his jazz teeth with Wingy Manone, Ben Pollack, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cuban trumpeter and bandleader Mario Bauza was born this day in Havana in 1911. He died in 1993. Bauza gave trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie a major career lift in 1939 by bringing him into Cab Calloway's high profile band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is April 15.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Vibraphonist Red Norvo was born this day in 1908 in Beardstown, Ill. During the early 1950s, Norvo led an outstanding West Coast jazz trio with guitarist Tal Farlow and bassist Charles Mingus.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader and violinist Paul Whiteman was born this day in 1890 in Denver. He called himself "The King of Jazz" though he really didn't play jazz.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905–January 15, 1964), known as "Big T", was an influential jazz trombonist, bandleader, composer, and vocalist.

Born in Vernon, Texas, his brothers Charlie and Clois "Cub" and his sister Norma also became noted professional musicians. Teagarden's father was an amateur brass band trumpeter and started young Jack on baritone horn; by age 10 he had switched to trombone. He first heard jazz music played by the Louisiana Five and decided to play in the new style.

Teagarden's trombone style was largely self-taught, and he developed many unusual alternative positions and novel special effects on the instrument. He is usually considered the most innovative white jazz trombone stylist of the pre-Bebop era, and did much to expand the role of the instrument beyond the old tailgate style role of the early New Orleans brass bands. Chief among his contributions to the language of jazz trombonists was his ability to interject the blues or merely a "blue feeling" into virtually any piece of music.

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