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Clark Terry 1920 - 2015

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From the Facebook page of Clark Terry:

“Our beloved Clark Terry has joined the big band in heaven where he'll be singing and playing with the angels. He left us peacefully, surrounded by his family, students and friends.

Clark has known and played with so many amazing people in his life. He has found great joy in his friendships and his greatest passion was spending time with his students. We will miss him every minute of every day, but he will live on through the beautiful music and positivity that he gave to the world. Clark will live in our hearts forever.

With all my love, Gwen Terry"

Our condolences go out to Clark Terry's wife and family and to his many friends, colleagues and fans. Terry's passing no doubt will attract a wide variety of tributes and remembrances, and StLJN will be collecting links to those and updating this post as needed over the next few days:

Jazz Musician Clark Terry Dies at 94 (Hollywood Reporter)

Trumpeter Clark Terry, Who Played in 'Tonight Show' Band, Dies at 94 (Variety)

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This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
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