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John Norris, Founder of Coda Magazine in Canada, Dies

Toronto-based magazine publisher/editor also co-founded Sackville Recordings

John Norris, founder of Coda Magazine, a noted jazz publication based in Canada, and co-founder with Bill Smith of Sackville Recordings, died January 31, 2010 of a heart condition. He was 76 years old.

Norris was born in England in 1934. He worked as a clerk in London, but also ran a jazz club. After moving to Canada, he eventually settled in Toronto, where he ran the Traditional Jazz Club of Toronto. He also opened Galleon, a jazz club, and promoted concerts around Toronto.

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