Eddie Baker

Eddie Baker

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Eddie Baker began his musical life with classical studies, but wound up going on a crusade for jazz. He became interested in the syncopated genre after hearing both swing and early bebop, and maintained a fanatic involvement ever since. In the decade before his death in 2001, he was an intense advocate for establishing a jazz hall of fame in Kansas City, an idea that was eventually accepted in a somewhat different form with the opening of the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vin... Read more

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