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Bobbe ‘Beegie’ Adair, jazz pianist, dies in Tennessee

AP Entertainment Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jazz pianist, session musician and bandleader Bobbe Long “Beegie” Adair, who played on over 100 records throughout her six decade career, has died. She was 84.

Her manager, Monica Ramey, said Adair died Sunday in Franklin. A cause of death was not immediately released.

She was vital in building Nashville’s jazz music scene as a founding board member of the Nashville Jazz Workshop, where she used to teach and hold performances.

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