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George Leon Keith
Birth: Dec. 11, 1933
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 2006
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Jazz musician. He played alto saxophone with Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band. As a teen in Denver, he chose to play saxophone after hearing Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie play Salt Peanuts. He toured throughout Europe with a US Army big band during the Korean War. After the war he settled in London where he managed a jazz club. Eventually he returned to Denver and played with Miles Davis, Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington and other jazz greats as they toured the area. In recent years, he could be found at Keith Music, a music store he owned and taught lessons at.  
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Feb 05, 2006
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George Leon Keith
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Friend: Local musician Keith was 'a treasure'By Brad TurnerThe Daily Times-CallTo many longtime Longmont residents, George Keith was a giftedsaxophone teacher and the friendly musical instrument salesman at theMister Pawn Shop on Main Street for more than...(Read more)
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