Blues musician Melvin Jackson dies

January 1, 2015 1:26 AM

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Blues musician Melvin Jackson, who played with legends B.B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland has died. He was 79.

His niece says Jackson died at a hospice facility in Las Vegas after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The trumpeter and saxophone player started performing as a child with his father, who was also a musician.

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