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Peggy Gilbert Dies at 102

Trailblazing saxophonist and bandleader Peggy Gilbert, who broke barriers for women in the jazz world, died Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Her death resulted from complications from hip surgery, said friend Jeannie Pool.

Dr. Pool, a musicologist, recently completed a documentary film (Peggy Gilbert and Her All-Girl Band) and a biography on Gilbert, The Peggy Gilbert Story: American Jazz Band Leader, Saxophone Player and Advocate for Women Musicians.

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