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Reading, Writing, and All That Jazz

Jazz singer Margie Baker EDD ’83 has incredible stories to tell from her 41-year career — how she was discovered by chance the first time she sang in public and how jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie became her good friend and mentor.

And yet, Baker says, music was never her priority. She’s traveled the world performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival, but for her, singing is a side note.

Her calling, she says, was teaching in San Francisco’s classrooms. Read more in the latest issue of USF Magazine.

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