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Medicare Man: Remembering Dan Perrino and Medicare 7, 8 or 9


Dan Perrino, a longtime University of Illinois music professor, saxophonist and founder of the Medicare 7, 8 or 9 Dixieland jazz band, died almost exactly a year ago at the age of 91. He was loved and respected by students and friends far and wide for his work as a teacher, musician, mentor and more. On Thursday night, WILL-TV will air a special program about Dan and the band, and I’ll talk with a few of those who knew him well on the Tuesday edition of “Live and Local.”