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  • Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

    Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San Francisco hospital.
  • Al Baitch, saxophonist

    Al Baitch, saxophonist
    Abraham "Al" Baitch, a musician recalled as one of Baltimore's finest saxophone players, died March 24 at Northwest Hospital after suffering a fall. The Pikesville resident was 89. During his 70 years in the local entertainment scene, Mr. Baitch was a...

    Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer

    Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer
    Ed Shaughnessy, whose mutton-chop whiskers and swinging rhythms made him one of the most famous drummers in jazz during his nearly three decades with Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" band, has died. He was 84. Shaughnessy had a heart attack Friday at his...

    Marian McPartland dies at 95; pioneering female jazz pianist

    Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and composer whose radio show "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" was National Public Radio's longest running and most widely carried jazz program, has died. She was 95. McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at...

    Review: 'Chicago Legends' light up Auditorium stage

    Review: 'Chicago Legends' light up Auditorium stage
    Several years ago, the Auditorium Theatre hit on an unusual idea: Seat the audience on the stage with the performers, the lights of the house serving as a glittering backdrop. The "On Stage With …" series caught on but hit a new high point over...