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Upthegrove paves the way for Black women in jazz.

NKU saxophonist paves way for black women in jazz

Kayla Upthegrove is first black saxophonist in the Cincinnati area
Noël Waltz, Reporter November 19, 2018

At 9 years old, Kayla Upthegrove received her first saxophone. She immediately joined her parents, who are also musicians, in their basement to play. “I was just playing random notes, just having...

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Kayla Upthegrove