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Music teacher’s ‘kids’ coming from near and far for tribute, fundraiser

Dave Bournazian sits next to music stands inside the living room of his Albany home. (Photo by Jeff Wilkin)
Dave Bournazian sits next to music stands inside the living room of his Albany home. (Photo by Jeff Wilkin)
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Dave Bournazian described his upcoming play list with an almost evil delight. Buddy Rich’s “Groovin’ Hard” is in the mix. So is Neal Hefti’s “Splanky” and Count Basie’s “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You.” “That’s the Quincy Jones arrangement,” Bournazian said of the latter piece. “We’re not fooling around, man.” Bournazian is striking up the band one more time. The 85-year-old Albany resident, who spent 40 years as a music teacher and band director at Mohonasen ...


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