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Harold “Duke” Dejan was a New Orleans jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader. Dejan is best remembered as leader of the Olympia Brass Band, including during the 1960s and 1970s when it was considered the top band in the city.
In his later years Dejan often appeared at Preservation Hall. Dejan suffered a stroke in 1991, which left him unable to play the saxophone, but continued as a band leader and singer until shortly before his death.