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Loss of a Chicago Jazz Musician, or, End of an Era
« on: September 02, 2017, 09:58:12 PM »
   As a ode to a great man I am posting this to an older generation of musician that worked the Chicago scene on Rush St. when music was everywhere, but this man played many other places as well.

On August 29th, 2017, my grandfather Raymond F. Duna passed at the age of 86 years young.  He was known to play a 1936 Gibson "Super 400" (L-5 I believe), and played with the likes of Buddy Charles (piano).  He was a main stay at The Black Orchid, but at many other venues as well.

You may ask "why I am writing this on a Washburn site"?  To answer that, he went to an Orleans J-10, because of the weight and other circumstance's.  I have taken possession of this guitar, would be the answer to your question.

  I am curious if anyone out there has any stories to tell about the man I call my Bapu (gypsy word for grandfather), and would be willing to share any of them with me.  The more the merrier.

Thank You,