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Promoter and Producer Horst Liepolt Dies at 91

A major jazz force in both Australia and America, he was an active partner in the New York clubs Sweet Basil and Lush Life

Liepolt Horst in Sydney, 1979
Liepolt Horst in Sydney, 1979

Horst Liepolt, a jazz promoter, producer, and curator who contributed to the development of important scenes on two continents, died Jan. 9 at his home in New York. He was 91.

His death was confirmed by his wife, Clarita Liepolt, who said that he had been declining since a stroke a few years ago.

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