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Louis W. "Fuzzy" Kane, jazz musician, dies

Louis W. "Fuzzy" Kane, an educator whose popular Fuzzy Kane Trio entertained Baltimoreans for more than 40 years with its easygoing jazz in the Les McCann-Ramsey Lewis idiom, died May 21 of heart failure at Sinai Hospital.

Mr. Kane, who lived in Strathmore Towers in Northwest Baltimore, was 79.

The son of a chauffeur and a cafeteria worker, Mr. Kane was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, where he graduated in 1948 from Benjamin Banneker High School.

He earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 from what is now Morgan State University and a master's degree in administration in 1962 from Loyola College.

Mr. Kane served with an infantry unit in the Army...