Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Longtime Florida jazz bandleader Mike Arena gone at age 82

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The Blog with Jim Abbott
Orlando Sentinel
"For more than 30 years, Mike Arena’s dedication to big-band jazz offered an outlet for experienced players and inspiration for young emerging musicians in the community-minded Altamonte Jazz Ensemble.

Arena, who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday at age 82, is being remembered as an unparalled force with limitless enthusiasm for jazz."
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