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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Hackett

All About Jazz is celebrating Bobby Hackett’s birthday today! Bobby Hackett, one of nine children, was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. At an early age he played the ukulele and by the time he was twelve played guitar and violin, and had bought his first cornet. He left high school after his freshman year to take a steady job with a band that performed seven days a week at the Port Arthur- a local Chinese restaurant…

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