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

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

Veteran trombonist murdered

Copyright © 2002 

Baird

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