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About Richard Schaffner

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Raised in Iowa and attended the University of Iowa. Left school for NYC where he joined the Woody Herman Band in 1955 at the Cafe Rouge on his 20th birthday. Worked as band boy for the band until he was drafted into the army and after service returned with Woody as road manager for another 2 years.

Richard Schaffner joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 05, 2011