Clark Terry, jazz trumpeter with Ellington and 'Tonight Show,' dies at 94

February 22, 2015 3:47 PM

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Clark Terry, a versatile jazz trumpeter and fluegelhorn player whose long career included stints with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson and a 12-year run in the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra as the network's first African American staff musician, has died. He was 94.

Terry's death was announced by his wife, Gwen, on his official website on Saturday. No details were given.

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