[Dixielandjazz] Taps for John Best

Patrick Kennedy pad.ken at verizon.net
Fri Sep 19 22:43:29 PDT 2003

My father in law, John Best, passed away on September 19, 2003 
at 10AM at his home in La Jolla, CA.  As many of you may know, 
John played with the great bands of Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller and 
many others.  His wife, MaryLou, passed away while on tour with 
John in Tasmania, Australia about 5 years ago.

In addition to many notes, recordings, and memories, John's estate 
includes Loren "Red" Nichols' cornet, Glenn Miller's golf clubs 
(persimmons!), countless photos and letters from people like Miller, 
Shaw, Billie Holiday, Satchamo, etc.

Think a kind thought and know that a lead trumpet has arrived in 

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