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Jerry Jerome Dies at 89

Jerry Jerome, a featured saxophonist in the Glenn Miller, Red Norvo, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw orchestras, died at his home in Sarasota, Fla., on Nov. 17. He was 89.

Born with the Christian name Jerold on June 19, 1912, Jerome studied saxophone, flute, harmony and orchestration as a young man. Apparently, however, he regarded this as preparation to become a doctor; he attended the University of Alabama and its medical school from 1930 to 1935. An invitation to tour with banjoist Harry Reser and his Cliquot Club Eskimos pulled him away from school and onto the road in 1935, after which he gave up those schoolboy dreams of medicine for a practical career as a professional musician.

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