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Howard Reich has covered the arts for the Tribune since 1977 and joined the staff in 1983. He has written five books: “Portraits in ...

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Jazz clarinet great Buddy DeFranco dead at 91

Jazz clarinet great Buddy DeFranco dead at 91

December 25, 2014

Buddy DeFranco, one of the most virtuosic and musically accomplished clarinetists in the history of jazz, died Wednesday night in Panama City, Fla., said his wife of 44 years, Joyce DeFranco. He was 91.

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