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Jay McShann

Age: 90

jazz pianist and bandleader who was among the creators of the Kansas City sound in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He was best known for giving Charlie Parker his first big break, hiring Parker as a teenager and giving him musical training.

Died: Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 7, 2006

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