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Nathan Davis Dies at 81

Saxophonist was founding director of the University of Pittsburgh's jazz-studies program

Dr. Nathan Davis

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Nathan Davis, a tenor and soprano saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist who built a reputation as a jazz musician in 1960s Europe before returning to the U.S. to establish the jazz-studies program at the University of Pittsburgh, died early Monday morning at a hospital in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 81.

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