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Clark Terry dies at 94; jazz trumpeter with Ellington and 'Tonight Show'

Clark Terry

Clark Terry, a versatile jazz trumpeter and fluegelhorn player whose long career included stints with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson and a 12-year run in the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra as the network's first African American staff musician, has died. He was 94.

He had long battled diabetes and died of cardiac complications Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Ark., said his stepson Gary Paris. 



1:25 p.m.: A previous version of this story said Terry died in Pine Bluffs, Ark.; the city is Pine...