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Jazz is a truly American artform whose appeal has proven to be universal since its humble beginnings in the early 20th century. The death of a jazz great can create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed. This memorial site was created to honor and remember musicians, singers, composers and others who contributed to this vibrant form of expression that's still evolving today.
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Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of James Payne

James (Jim) Robert Payne James (Jim) Robert Payne, age 89, of Long Beach, California, passed away on Saturday, June 23rd after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Long Beach on April 15, 1929 to parents Leonard and Margaretta Payne. He had two sisters, Janice Payne and Jane Ellen Payne. Jim was a strong student and talented athlete. He played basketball at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach City College, and the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating...
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