Left to right: Cathy Liggins Hughes (daughter), Helen Jones Woods and Alfred Liggins (grandson)

Left to right: Cathy Liggins Hughes (daughter), Helen Jones Woods and Alfred Liggins (grandson)

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Helen Jones Woods of International Sweethearts of Rhythm dies at 96

Helen Jones Woods, a trombonist and original member of the first integrated all-women jazz orchestra the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, who was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame in 2007, died on July 25 in a hospital in Sarasota, Florida.