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Saxophonist Jimmy Greene and Wife Remember Daughter's "Beautiful Life"

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Chion Wolf
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WNPR

It’s been three years since saxophonist Jimmy Greene lost his six-year-old daughter, Ana, in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. On his album, Beautiful Life, Greene memorializes his little girl. It was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards.

This hour, Greene and his wife, Nelba, join us to talk about and share some songs from the album. We learn about the music that's helped them through this difficult time, and reflect on the life of their daughter -- a young girl full of love, hope, and spirit.

GUESTS:

  • Jimmy Greene - Saxophonist and composer; Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Western Connecticut State University; father of Ana Márquez-Greene  
  • Nelba Márquez-Greene - Mother of Ana Márquez-Greene  

John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on December 30th, 2014.

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