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Ed Bagatini, former owner of Bagatini’s in downtown St. Joseph, practices his trombone at his Stevensville home.

STEVENSVILLE — Ed Bagatini has met every great in his business.

Sitting in his Stevensville home last Wednesday, he rattled off the musicians, who would ask him to fill in for their jazz bands in Chicago clubs and hotels. He talked about how he’d take off and play into the late hours of the night, returning home to his wife at about 4 a.m.

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A slide trumpet built by Ed Bagatini, former owner of Bagatini’s in downtown St. Joseph, hangs on the wall of his Stevensville home.

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