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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Mel Lewis was born this day in 1929 in Buffalo, N.Y. The late drummer was co-founder of the original Thad Jones-Lewis Orchestra, which in 1966 started the Monday night "off night" big band tradition that still thrives in many jazz clubs in New York and be
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Mundell Lowe was born this day in 1922 in Laurel, Miss. He grew up playing traditional music around New Orleans and country music in Nashville in the late 1930s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is April 15. Bessie Smith, the "Empress of the Blues," was born on this date in 1894. Ma Rainey, the first great blues singer, helped Smith break into show business.
Reggie Lewis
Florida cornerback Reggie Lewis basks in the moment as Florida defeated Ohio State in the BCS Championship at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on January 8, 2007. (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)

Reggie Lewis (November 21, 1965 – July 27, 1993) was an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics from 1987 to 1993.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Lewis attended high school at Dunbar High School, where he played basketball alongside NBA players Muggsy Bogues, David Wingate, and Reggie Williams. The 1981-82 Dunbar Poets finished the season at 29-0 during Lewis' junior season and finished 31-0 during his senior season, and were ranked first in the nation by USA Today. Lewis attended Northeastern University in Boston. His uniform number was retired and hangs in tribute in Matthews Arena (the Celtics' original home arena in 1946).

He averaged 20.8 points per game in each of his last two seasons with the Celtics, and finished with a career average of 17.6 points per contest.

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