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Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Lacy

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All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Lacy's birthday today!

Steve Lacy, one of the greatest soprano saxophonists of all time and a New England Conservatory faculty member since fall 2002, died Friday [June 4th, 2004] at New England Baptist Hospital. The jazz master who once defined his profession as “combination orator, singer, dancer, diplomat, poet, dialectician, mathematician, athlete, entertainer, educator, student, comedian, artist, seducer and general all around good fellow” was 69. He leaves his wife and collaborator, the Swiss singer Irene Aebi.

Born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, Lacy was the first avant-garde jazz musician to make... Read more.

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