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Saxophonist George Garanian, Russia's Jazz Pioneer, Dies

Saxophonist George Garanian, Russia's Jazz Pioneer, Dies

Shortly upon his arrival in Krasnodar, Russia, where he was scheduled to conduct the Krasnodar Municipal Big Band during two planned concerts with featured soloist Michel Legrand, the Soviet jazz veteran bandleader, arranger, composer, and alto saxophonist George Garanian was hospitalized in the morning hours of January 11, 2010. According to his wife, Nelly Zakirova, the ...


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