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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Swing-era pianist Jess Stacy was born this day in 1904 in Cape Firardeau, Mo. He started out playing piano and steam calliope on Missouri riverboats before landing in Chicago in the mid-1920s.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader Claude Thornhill was born this day in 1909 in Terre Haute, Ind. He died in July 1965.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Jack DeJohnette was born this day in 1942 in Chicago. He began playing piano when he was 4 and didn't take up the drums until age 18.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Two influential jazz bandleaders were born this day, Lucky Millinder in 1900 in Anniston, Ala., and Benny Carter in New York City in 1907.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist George Van Eps was born this day in 1913 in Plainfield, N.J. This innovator, who invented the seven-string guitar in the 1930s, died in 1998.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and bandleader Luis Russell was born this day in 1902 in Careening Cay, Panama. In the 1930s, he led a hot band in Harlem's Saratoga Club. Sidemen included Henry "Red" Allen, Paul Barbarin and Albert Nicholas, and a decade later, young drummer Roy
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist, violinist and singer Lou McGarity was born this day in 1917 in Athens, Ga. He worked extensively with Benny Goodman, the Yank Lawson-Bob Haggart Jazz Band and was a founding member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band. He died in 1971 of a heart
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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.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 24. Pianist Clyde Hart was born this day in 1910 in Baltimore. After working with Stuff Smith, Roy Eldridge and Oscar Pettiford, ...
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 17. Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco was born this day in 1923 in Camden, N.J.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 10. Bandleader Chick Webb, one of the greatest Swing Era drummers, was born this day in 1909 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 27. Trumpeter Oran "Hot Lips" Page was born this day in 1908 in Dallas.
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Jazz Note: Goings on in the Jazz World

Jazz notes for Sunday, Jan. 20
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 6.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Dec. 30.
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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (right) greets Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada during his March 1, 2004 visit to the United Nations in New York. (UPI/Ezio Petersen)
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Peter Martin is an English actor (born 1934) who was known in the 1980s for his TV commercials for Jewsons Hardware. He played the fish shop man in First of the Summer Wine. He also played 'Charlie the moonlighting gravedigger' in the Beiderbecke Tapes. He was in The Royle Family as Joe Carroll, and played the part of Len Reynolds in ITV's Emmerdale from 2001 until the character's death on 17 May 2007 in Emmerdale's 500th anniversary episode. He also starred in the film Brassed Off and the television series, Chucklevision.

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