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Oleg Lundstrem

The daddy of Russian jazz, Oleg Lundstrem helmed the country’s first big band, keeping the group afloat for a lot more than seven decades regardless of the fierce opposition of Soviet leaders. Blessed Apr 2, 1916, in Chita, Siberia, Lundstrem spent a lot of his adolescence in China, where his …

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