Michael Reilly of the Spirit of 29 Jazz Band, 67

MICHAEL REILLYMICHAEL REILLY, 67, from cancer on May 26 in Danville, Calif. Originally from Chicago, he had a long and varied career that took him from a Boston rock band to Europe and eventually the San Francisco Bay area.

For 31 years, he was a mainstay with Eliot Kenin of the Spirit of 29 jazz band that in 1996 had a five-month gig at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. His signature was his tribute to Louis Armstrong on cornet and in song.

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