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Paul Moen Dies

Paul Moen, a tenor saxophone player who worked with Buddy Rich and Lionel Hampton, died Friday, October 10 at his home in Bremerton, Wash. Authorities have not released the cause of death, though friends of Moen suspect it was gastrointestinal bleeding. He was 51.

Moen was a Bremerton native who attended local West High School and played in its jazz band. Upon graduation he attended and played sax at Olympic College, also located in Bremerton. He then spent time honing his chops in Seattle’s jazz scene, which led to a Quincy Jones scholarship that allowed Moen to attend Berklee College of Music

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