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Twelve Great Jazz Nicknames

A listicle without commentary. Completely subjective.

  1. Kenny "Pancho" Hagood
  2. Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa
  3. "Mr. Five by Five," Jimmy Rushing
  4. "Fat Girl," aka Theodore "Fats" Navarro
  5. David "Fathead" Newman
  6. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  7. Jimmy "Spanky" DeBrest
  8. Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton
  9. James "Bubber" Miley
  10. "Big Eye" Louis Nelson Delisle
  11. Paul "Vice Pres" Quinichette
  12. "Jelly Roll Morton"

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