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Chicago Tribune
October 6, 2009
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Howard Reich
Tribune Arts Critic

Honoring Franz Jackson

The great reedist-vocalist died last year, at 95, but anyone who heard him never will forget him. Fans from Chicago and beyond will converge on Dowagiac, Mich., next month to remember Jackson, with a performance by the Salty Dogs Jazz Band.

The third annual Franz Jackson Celebration will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Wood Fire Italian Trattoria in Dowagiac, Mich.; call 269-782-0007 or visit

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