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Former Baker’s Keyboard Lounge Owner Dies

Clarence Baker, the longtime owner of Detroit’s famed Keyboard Lounge, passed away Sunday, September 28. He was 93.

Baker, who inherited the intimate restaurant from his father, Christopher, transformed it into one of the foremost jazz clubs in the country. Almost 70 years later the club is still the venue in Detroit for the biggest jazz talents in the world earning it the distinction of being the oldest jazz club in the world.

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