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Sassy Award winning-singer Tyreek McDole credits a Disney alligator for creating a desire to learn about jazz

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On this episode of AOS, Tyreek McDole, winner of the 12th annual Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition at NJPAC, chats with WBGO's Pat Prescott about his love of jazz. McDole says Disney's Princess and the Frog's jazz trumpet-playing alligator inspired him to check out Louis Armstrong and eventually led to his love of the music.

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