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Taswell Baird, Jr: 1922-2002
Taswell Baird, Jr

Born: 1922 in St Louis, Missouri
Died: November 22, 2002 in Oakland, California

Veteran trombonist murdered

Copyright © 2002 


The San Francisco Chronicle reported the death of trombonist Taswell Baird, Jr after an attack by robbers near his retirement home in Oakland. The case is being treated as a homicide.

Taswell Baird, Jr (sometimes known as "Little Joe" from his middle name) was born in St Louis. According to the Chronicle report, he had spent 50 years as a touring musician working with musicians "from Dizzy Gillespie to Lena Horne", and played on recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong.

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

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With 1 reader comment, posted February 14, 2003