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To Preserve ‘America’s Gift To The World,’ A Jazz Elder Becomes A UCLA Professor

January 29, 2014

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme/2014/01/24/265068901/to-preserve-americas-gift-to-the-world-a-jazz-elder-becomes-a-ucla-professor

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Just before 11 o’clock on a crisp Monday night in Hollywood, 82-year-old Kenny Burrell put his Gibson guitar in its velvet-lined case and said goodnight to several members of the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited. He had just finished an intermission-free, two-hour-plus set with the large ensemble, as he has done once a month since the summer. Waiting patiently among the suits and smiles was a 21-year-old guitarist eager to meet his idol. When the room finally cleared, Burrell was amiable and inquisitive, talking to the young fan about music and Michigan, where he grew up.

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