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Jazz Photographer Lee Tanner Dies at 82

Documented the jazz scene for more than five decades

Lee Tanner, whose photographs of jazz icons documented the music for more than 50 years, died Sept. 7 at age 82 in Sonora, Calif, where he had retired after spending many years in Berkeley. The cause of death was not divulged.

Tanner, who was also an award-winning metallurgist, photographed such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson during his career.

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