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  • Maria Cole dies at 89; singer was widow of Nat King Cole

    Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mid-1940s, has died. She was 89.
  • PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick

    PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick
    Snooky Young Jazz trumpeter in 'Tonight Show' band Snooky Young, 92, a jazz trumpeter whose long career included working with big bands led by Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie as well as a lengthy stint with NBC's "Tonight Show" band, died Wednesday...

    Jack Nimitz dies at 79; baritone sax player

    Jack Nimitz, a jazz baritone saxophonist who played in the Woody Herman and Stan Kenton big bands and in the group "Supersax," died Wednesday of complications from emphysema at his home in Studio City. He was 79. Born in Washington, D.C., in 1930, Nimitz...

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl
    Wynton Marsalis describes the big jazz band as "the American orchestra." It's an intriguing and, in many ways, definitive identification of the instrumental collective that has been a foundation ensemble of American jazz and popular music for more than 80...