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CT COLUMNIST HOWARD REICH NEW ONE

Brown eyes peer out from behind wire-rim glasses, a smile appears from beneath a salt and pepper mustache, and a brown leather watch peeks out from the sleeve of a sky-blue, button-down as Howard Reich prepares to speak to a classroom of journalism students.

Reich, a jazz critic for 29 years at the Chicago Tribune, began his career as a music critic while majoring in music as a piano performance major at Northwestern University. He was first published in the Chicago Daily News at age 21 and has been writing critiques for 35 years.

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