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  I.
Louis Armstrong, jazz
trumpeter and 'scat singer'
ambassador 'Satch'

II.
Ella Fitzgerald
had awesome vocal technique
recorded tributes

III.
Billie Holiday
improvisational skills
with a peerless voice

IV.
Bessie Smith, blues and
jazz singer, she possessed a
majestic voice

V.
Charlie Parker, a
jazz saxophonist and head
of the 'Bop' movement

VI.
Dave Brubeck, leader
of a famous jazz quartet
pianist, writer

VII.
Bix Beiderbeck, jazz
cornetist and composer
a tragic life style

VIII.
Benny Goodman, jazz
clarinetist and big band
leader, 'King of Swing'


IX.
Sidney Bichet played
saxophone and clarinet
artist of genius

X.
Duke Ellington wrote
original music such
as Mood Indigo

XI.
Lester Young, tenor
sax player, influential
from the 'Swing Era'

XII.
Joe 'King' Oliver
mentor of Louie Armstrong
taught young musicians

XIII.
Lee Wiley, singer
with breathy, little girl sound,
with intimate warmth
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