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Duante Beddingfield

Duante Beddingfield, a Dayton native, formerly served as jazz writer for both the Dayton Daily News and Dayton City Paper, has booked jazz musicians for area venues such as Pacchia, and performs regularly around the region as a jazz vocalist with musical partner Randy Villars; Beddingfield and Villars were the final jazz headliners to play Dayton's legendary Gilly's nightclub. A writer by trade, he also has a long history of volunteer and nonprofit work that support the Dayton community.