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Leon Berry

Born: September 13 1908
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Leon Berry

Leon Brown "Chu" Berry (September 13, 1908, – October 30, 1941) was an American swing tenor saxophonist.

Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, commented that, "Considering the brevity of Chu's life, and that his recording career spans a mere decade, it is remarkable that his name continues to loom large in the annals of jazz. Had he lived, there is no doubt that he would be ensconced in the jazz pantheon alongside Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. He was that good."