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Mulligan, Gerry

Ronald P. Dufour

in American National Biography Online


Published online September 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1803444

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Mulligan, Gerry (06 April 1927–20 January 1996), baritone saxophonist, composer, and arranger, nicknamed Jeru, was born Gerald Joseph Mulligan in Queens, New York City, the son of George Mulligan, a management engineer, and Louise Shannon Mulligan. The father's occupation required that the family move frequently up and down the East Coast and throughout the Midwest. Mulligan later claimed that his jazz career was spawned when he was in the third or fourth grade in Marion, Ohio, and saw ...

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Subjects: Woodwinds ; Blues ; Jazz ; Composition

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