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This Day in Jazz History

On this day: October 21

1912
Tenor saxophonist Don Byas born in Muskogee, OK.

1917
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie born in Cheraw, SC.

1946
Billy Strayhorn begins rehearsing his and Ellington's only Broadway show, "Beggar's Holidy," which closed after only four months.

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