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Chu Berry

Born: Sep 13, 1908

Death: Oct 30, 1941

Birthplace: Wheeling

Nationality: United States

Chu Berry

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1908
Date of Death : Oct 30, 1941
Birth Place : Wheeling

Leon Brown "Chu" Berry was an American swing tenor saxophonist. Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, commented that, "Considering the brevity of Chu's life, and that his recording career spans a mere decade, it is remarkable that his name continues to loom large in the annals of jazz. Had he lived, there is no doubt that he would be ensconced in the jazz pantheon alongside Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. He was that good."

Also known as


  • Leon "Chu" Berry
  • Leon Berry
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