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John Graas

Alongside Julius Watkins, John Graas was among the 1st jazz French horn soloists. After playing some traditional music, in 1942 he joined up with the Claude Thornhill Orchestra. An interval in the Military (1942-1945) and stints using the Cleveland Orchestra and Tex Beneke’s big music group preceded Graas’ 1st high-profile …

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