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Caroline Ailanthus
William Francis Albensi
Marie Allen
Julianna Baggott
JoAnn Balingit
Ivan Bannowsky
Kathleen Barrett
Mahasveta Barua
Nina Bennett
Michael Blaine
J. Alex Blane
Linda Blaskey
Robert Bohm
Susanne Bostick Allen
James Bourey
Melissa S. Boyd
Fleda Brown
Jamie Brown
Regina Bumbrey
Weldon Burge
Cindy Callaghan
Nancy Carol-Willis
Siobhan Carroll
Carolyn Cecil
James Church/I.N.X.
John Ciriafici
Anne Colwell
Gail Braune Comorat
Shannon Connor Winward
Robert Hambling Davis
Jean Davis
Marisa de Los Santos
Ramona deFelice Long
Liz DeJesus
Viet Dinh
Elizabeth Dolan
Jerome P. Donohue
Buck Downs
Ken Doyle
Jen Epler
Beth Evans
Linda Evans
Irene Fick
Shea Garvin
Patrice Gibbs
Pat Goodman
Terry Aine Griffin
Gary Hanna
Vanessa Haley
Hina Haq
Crystal Heidel
Marsha Henderson
Lois Hoffman
William H. Horner
Frank E. Hopkins
Maurice Hopkins
Kim Holston
Arlene Humphrey
Gail Husch
Wendy Ingersoll
K. B. Inglee
Cassandra JerVey
maria keane
Jacki Kelly
Larry W. Kelts
L. S. King
Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
Karl Kuerner
Gerry LaFemina
e. jean Lanyon
Phil Linz
Robert Mallouk
Maria Masington
John Micklos, Jr.
Abby Millager
Jane Miller
Devon Miller-Duggan
Shaun Mullen
Helen (Cookie) Ohlson
Leon Opio
Bobbie Palmer
Mary Pauer
Scott Phillips
Drury Pifer (1934-2012)
Kathryn Pincus
Francis Poole
Richard Raw
Joseph Redden
Russell Reece
J.M. Reinbold
Liz Reyes
James Michael Robbins
David Robson
Maggie Rowe
Gibbons Ruark
Greg Schauer
Wendy Schermer
Christy Shaffer
Caroline (Carrie) Simpson
David R. Slavitt
J. Gregory Smith
Cruce Stark
Pam Stebbins
K. A. Steed
Frederick Stroesner
KMA Sullivan
Charles and Caroline Todd
Billie Travalini
Johnny M. Tucker, Jr.
Twin Poets Al Mills & Nnamdi Chukwuocha
Justynn Tyme
S. Scott Whitaker
Kelley Jean White
Roz Unruh
Pat Valdata
Jeanne Murray Walker
S. Scott Whitaker
Robert Yearick
Lara M. Zeises




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Boysie’s Horn is the story of jazz from Wilmington, Delaware over the course of the 20th century, its development, and the part it has played in the greater jazz history of the United States. Boysie’s Horn also tells how personal tragedy and social upheaval contributed to the undoing of a once vital jazz community.
Author Steven Leech, a radio host for WVUD FM, traces the social foundation and dynamic personalities who made Wilmington, like New Orleans and Kansas City, a place where Jazz came from. In Boysie’s Horn, you will follow the careers of vibraphonist Lem Winchester, trumpeter Clifford Brown, and vocalist Betty Roché, among many other artists. You will meet bandleader Sam Wooding, who abandoned his pre-World War II career in Europe for one

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Previous Featured Authors
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06/2021 Phillip Bannowsky
12/2019 Linda Blaskey
5/2019 Nina Bennett
9/2018: Tahira
11/2017: Richard Raw
11/2016: Caroline Ailanthus
12/2015: Suitfranchon
08-09/2015: J.M. Reinbold
06-07/2015: Steve Leech
04-05/2015: Liz DeJesus
01-02/2015: Franetta McMillian
12/2014: George Lippard
11/2014: Robert Bohm
10/2014: Douglas Morea
09/2014: Shaun Mullen
08/2014: Patrice Gibbs

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as a music teacher at Wilmington’s Howard High when Clifford Brown was a student. And you’ll learn of Boysie Lowery, for half a century a music teacher to many of Delaware’s (and America’s)
most renowned jazz musicians.
Jazz fans and researchers will delight in all the artists Leech name checks in this well-in-dexed record of bands, clubs, musicians, recordings, and social movers, too often forgotten by Delaware’s cultural arbiters.
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Steven Leech has published more than 400 articles on music, current events, and cultural history. He has also published numerous poems, short stories, and four novels. His work has appeared in The Broadkill Review, The Delaware Valley Star, Out & About, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wilmington News Journal, and Dreamstreets, where he has been executive editor for three decades. He lives in Delaware’s suburban New Castle County.
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