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St. Petersburg trombonist Buster Cooper, bandmate of Duke Ellington, dies at 87

Scott Keeler

St. Petersburg trombonist Buster Cooper, a bandmate of Duke Ellington who played with everyone from Josephine Baker to Ella Fitzgerald to Benny Goodman, died Friday at his home in St. Petersburg. Renowned for his Friday-night performances at the downtown restaurant the Garden, he was 87. Click here for our story.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 15, 2016 7:52am]


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