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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Lena Horne was born this day in 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Elmer "Mousey" Alexander was born this day in 1922 in Gary, Ind. He worked in Dixieland bands in Chicago in the late 1940s before moving to New York where he performed for a year as a member of pianist Marian McPartland's bebop trio. His longest a
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Pete Candoli was born this day in 1923 in Mishawaka, Ind. He paid his dues as a high-note trumpeter in many big bands before moving to the West Coast in the early 1950s and mixing studio work with jazz club dates, often with his trumpet-playing
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Reggie Workman was born this day in 1937 in Philadelphia. His first jazz collaboration was with saxophonist Gigi Gryce in 1958. His other associations have included Red Garland, John Coltrane, Herbie Mann, Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Arc
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist and composer William Russo was born this day in 1928 in Chicago. As a teenager he studied with Lennie Tristano. Russo wrote many of the most experimental tunes played by the Stan Kenton orchestra in the 1950s. Russo now conducts the highly rega
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player and accomplished jazz photographer Milt Hinton was born this day in 1910 in Vicksburg, Miss. Hinton was one of the busiest touring and recording jazz musicians in jazz, performing on more than 1,500 jazz and non-jazz albums since the 1930s. He
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer-bandleader Ben Pollack was born this day in Chicago in 1903. He was considered the father of big band swing, but never enjoyed even a fraction of the success of proteges Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Bob Crosby and Harry James who each spent time i
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Jazz singer Helen Merrill was born this day in 1929 in New York City. Possessed of a soft, smoky voice and sophisticated sense of harmony, she sang in the late 1940s with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Bud Powell and J-J Johnson. Merrill's first album, reco
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is June 22nd.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is June 20th.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Dave Lambert, the middle-third of the great jazz vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, was born this day in Boston in 1917. He died in 1967 in Connecticut, when he stopped to help another motorist change a tire - and was struck and killed by a pa
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Dave Lambert, the middle-third of the great jazz vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, was born this day in Boston in 1917. He died in 1967 in Connecticut, when he stopped to help another motorist change a tire - and was struck and killed by a pa
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Ray Bauduc was born in New Orleans on this date in 1909. From 1934 until its breakup in 1942, he was a central figure in the Bob Crosby band.
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Gonzaga 83, Santa Clara 81

SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- No. 18 Gonzaga survived Santa Clara's bid for an upset Friday night and opened its quest for a fourth straight West Coast Conference title with an 83-81 victory
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Steve Ross (born Steven J. Ross in Elmont, New York on December 29, 1949) is an American motion picture director living in Memphis, Tennessee. He is best known for his documentary Oh Freedom After While, a story of the Missouri sharecropper strike of 1939. Ross received a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York in 1971 and a Master's degree from New York University in 1974. He is a professor at the University of Memphis and was named Communicator of the Year by the Tennessee Speech Communication Association in 1999.

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