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Clarinetist Pete Fountain Dies

Fountain passed away on Saturday morning (06Aug16), his manager and son-in-law Benny Harrell confirmed. He had been in hospice care in New Orleans, Louisiana, Billboard.com reports. He was most famous for...

Fountain Returns To Mardi Gras Parade Route

Jazz musician PETE FOUNTAIN will once again march in the New Orleans Mardi Gras parade after missing out last year (06) due to illness. Fountain, a Bay St Louis, Mississippi resident, will be making his...

Fountain Feeling Better After Surgery

Jazz clarinetist PETE FOUNTAIN is recovering well after undergoing quadruple bypass heart surgery on Monday (20MAR06). The musician was already up and walking again Tuesday (21MAR06), according to Fountain's agent, BENNY HARRELL. The 75-year-old Fountain...

Goodman Gets Jazzy

The NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL was treated to an unexpected bit of help yesterday (04MAY03) - from Hollywood star JOHN GOODMAN. Clarinetist PETE FOUNTAIN was playing in one of the jazz tents...

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