Biography Poem

Biography Poem

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Musician, talented, soloist, legend

Adopted by Russian immigrants

Loved laying jazz, learning from musicians, horns

Who felt focused, like a survivor, and compassion for others

Who feared trouble, racism, and unfairness

Who needed music, opportunity, and friends

Who gave “Hello Dolly”, “What a Wonderful World”, and Scat singing

Who wanted to make music, unshakable civility, and happiness

Lived in New Orleans and Chicago



Hello Dolly 

What a Wonderful World