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Stump Evans: An Original

Today we go back in time, over 100 years, to recognize one of the earliest American jazz saxophonists, Paul “Stump” Evans.

Born in 1904 in Lawrence, Kansas, he experimented with several instruments before focusing on the saxophone. He moved to Chicago in the early 1920s and performed with King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton.

Unfortunately, he died of tuberculosis at the age of 23, cutting short a promising saxophone career.

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