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Bassist Chubby Jackson Dies

Chubby Jackson, a swing and bop bassist and scat singer responsible for bringing many future star players into Woody Herman’s First Herd, died in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. on October 1 after a long battle with kidney failure and cancer. He was 84.

Jackson was known as “the Cheerleader” to many people in the jazz community-he exhibited a visible enthusiasm for the music he made and was known to make rousing vocal interjections while playing onstage with Herman’s Herd.

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