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Emil Haddad: 1922-2004
Emil Haddad

Born: 1922
Died: August 9, 2004 in Worcester, MA

Worcester area trumpeter

by Todd S. Jenkins
Copyright © 2004 Todd S. Jenkins

Trumpeter Emil Haddad, a fixture on the Worcester, Massachusetts jazz scene for years, died of cancer at the age of 82. Haddad graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1949 and was content to remain in the local scene. He was best known for his performances with pianist Dick Odgren, with whom he partnered in concerts across the state for more than twenty years. The friends regularly gigged at local Worcester hotspots like Caesar's Bistro, Peppercorns, the Castle Restaurant, and the Jazz at Sunset series at the EcoTarium.

Todd S. Jenkins
Todd S. Jenkins is a member of the JJA, author of Free Jazz and Free Improvisation: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 2004) and I Know What I Know: The Music of Charles Mingus (Praeger, 2006), and a contributor to Down Beat, All About Jazz, American Songwriter and Route 66 Magazine.


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