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History of Jazz Timeline: 1911

Blues shouter Big Joe Turner is born in Kansas City, Mo. on May 18.
Trumpeter Roy Eldridge is born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on January 30. Eldridge was an excellent player and is viewed, maybe unfairly, as the link between Armstrong and the Boppers. Roy will eventually get the nickname Little Jazz because of his diminutive size.
Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson is born in New Orleans on October 26.

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