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William R. Traut

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Bill Traut, Music Manager and Producer, Dies at 85 William R. "Bill" Traut, who devoted his life to music died at his home in Pacific Palisades, CA on June 5. His long career included playing, writing, arranging and producing music of various genres. He headed record labels, publishing and artist management companies and was a long time active member of The Grammys. Above all, he applied a unique mix of music knowledge, legal background and entrepreneurial spirit in service of his beloved art form, jazz. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Traut, his three sons, Ross, Jim and David, four grandchildren, David Jr., Cora, Erin and Sam, brother, Mike, and sister, Meg Jones.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 25, 2014
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