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Mel Stewart: 1930-2002
Mel Stewart
Saxophone, actor

Born: 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio
Died: February 24, 2002 in Pacifica, California

Actor and Saxophonist Mel Stewart

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(Milton) Mel Stewart was best known as an actor, but he was also an accomplished jazz musicianon tenor saxophone, flute and piano, and said that music was his first love. He played jazz in New York as a young man, and is said to have played with Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. He settled later in California, and performed in clubs in the Bay Area.

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.

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With 1 reader comment, posted July 3, 2004