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William Russo Dies

After battling cancer for the past two years, trombonist, composer and arranger William Russo died of pneumonia on Sat., Jan. 11 at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He was 74.

Russo started on trombone at age seven because his Uncle Frank played, but music ran throughout his family: his father, William, played clarinet, and his other uncle, Danny, led an orchestra that his two brothers played in.

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