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Berry, Chu (1908 - 1941), jazz tenor saxophonist

Dan Morgenstern

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2013 |
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Wheeling, WV, 13 Sept 1908; d Conneaut, OH, 30 Oct 1941). American jazz tenor saxophonist. He grew up in a musical family and was inspired by Coleman Hawkins to take up saxophone. He played the alto instrument in high school and during his three years at West Virginia State College. He left college in 1929 after being offered his first important engagement, in Sammy Stewart’s Chicago-based band. After

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