Jazz legend 'Red' Balaban Dies at 84
Leonard J. ("Red") Balaban, former owner of the New York jazz club Eddie Condon's and a legendary musician who played a key role in revitalizing America's interest in Dixieland jazz in the 1970s, died at age 84 on December 29th at Milford Hospital in Connecticut after a brief illness.
Born in Chicago on December 22, 1929, Leonard was the first child of Tillie and Barney Balaban. (A half brother, Burt, predeceased him by several decades.)
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