Legendary Chicago saxophonist Franz J...

Legendary Chicago saxophonist Franz Jackson dies at age 95

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 8, 2008, titled Legendary Chicago saxophonist Franz Jackson dies at age 95. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Tribune critic Few jazz musicians in the 21st Century can claim to have known the two key inventors of the music: trumpeter Louis Armstrong and composer-pianist Jelly Roll Morton.

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George Hopkins

Marydel, DE

#1 May 9, 2008
Being almost 82 Y.O., I forget the date I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Jackson in "Gaslight Square" in St. Louis. The band was remarkable and they played with such exuberance. I'm glad I have a couple of his LP's.

Chicago, IL

#2 May 10, 2008
I saw him play at the Green Mill several times. A great and legendary artist. They don't make them like Franz Jackson anymore.

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