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Musician friends celebrate Thielemans’ 90 years

September 30, 2012 • Entertainment


FILE – In an Oct. 17, 2008 file photo provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Belgian-born Toots Thielemans performs at the Rose Theater in New York. On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012,Thielemans quipped that his legs don’t work but his mouth does after he was pushed onstage in a wheelchair to a standing ovation during the first of two Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts this weekend celebrating his 90 years. (AP Photo/National Endowment for the Arts, Tom Pich, File) NO SALES

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans quipped that his legs don’t work but his mouth does after he was pushed onstage in a wheelchair to a standing ovation during the first of two Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts this weekend celebrating his 90 years. And once he put his harmonica to his lips, he more than lived up to his words.

Thielemans, who has been in poor health, had only played once this year at a summer jazz festival in his native Belgium and had canceled all his other U.S. dates. JALC programming director Jason Olaine said that up to the last minute, the producers were not sure Login to read more

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