Jazz breaking news: Giant of British Jazz Sir John Dankworth Dies at 82

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sir John Dankworth, who died today aged 82, was one of the totemic figures of British jazz, the first major jazz musician and the first British bebopper to be knighted, a leading musician, who with his wife Dame Cleo Laine, became known to the broader public beyond the jazz world and to an international audience particularly in America.

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