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Whatever Happened To Emily Haddad?

"Emily Haddad made her debut on the jazz scene in 1987 at age five," according to the TheMotionDevotion, which has been uploading videos of the former prodigy to its YouTube channel recently. "At that time her performance at the Gold Star Sardine Bar was heavily covered by the local media."

The news coverage:


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The performance:

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"Five years later she performed at Chicago's legendary Green Mill, the subject of this video clip from the local WGN TV news."

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"Shortly after her splash debut as a 5-year-old, Emily was doing the European summer jazz festival circuit and crossed paths with Dizzy Gillespie who immediately noticed the nature of her gift and became a friend and mentor to both Emily and her father. Dizzy appeared as guest soloist at some of Emily's jazz festival concerts, had her as guest vocalist with his big band and readily agreed to be on her debut CD release."

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From her debut CD:

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On Geraldo Rivera's old show:

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The news clips on Haddad run out in 1992.

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UPDATE 2/26/2013: See item No. 2.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on May 3, 2012


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