Twin Cities saxophone legend Irv Williams turns 100

Saxophonist Irv Williams is turning 100.

Williams once told MPR that his first paid gig came at the age of 15, when he earned 75 cents playing at a prom party in his native Arkansas. In the decades after, Williams became a fixture in the Twin Cities jazz scene.

Williams is celebrating his 100th birthday with a party Wednesday night at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis.

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