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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Zonky Jazz to perform music written by Tekoa woman


TEKOA — Zonky Jazz Band will play music written by Tekoa’s Mildred Bailey at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Empire Theater.

Friends of the Theater is eager to assist with hosting the event, said Suzie Creger, president of Friends of the Theater.

“This is a huge event for us. To have this jazz band come and do this for us is huge,” Creger said.

Mildred Bailey was born in 1907 in Tekoa. She grew up with her family on the Coeur d’Alene reservation and eventually moved to Seattle to begin her jazz career.

Bailey would later go on to assist famous musicians such as Bing Crospy...

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