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December 30, 2010

 

Billy Taylor

The Bridge: Billy Taylor, 1921-2010

As a performer, composer, educator, media host, and advocate, Billy Taylor built a boulevard of jazz for listeners around the world to travel.

May 30, 2010

 

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Some Shows for Memorial Day

Music for departed jazz musicians, topical songs of World War II, and more.

July 26, 2008

 

The Little Giant Steps On: Johnny Griffin, 1928-2008

News came this Friday morning that tenor saxophonist and hardbop great Johnny Griffin has passed away from a heart attack at the age of 80.

July 18, 2008

 

I’ll Be Seeing You: Jo Stafford, 1917-2008

Jo Stafford, one of the last great vocalists from the "songbird" era of big band vocalists, passed away Wednesday at the age of 90.

June 28, 2008

 

Pianist Ronnie Mathews R.I.P.

Jazz pianist Ronnie Mathews has passed away at the age of 72 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

December 24, 2007

 

Goodbye, O.P.: Oscar Peterson, 1925-2007

Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson has passed away at the age of 82.

December 14, 2007

 

Frank Morgan RIP

Frank MorganWord from the Jazz Programmer Listserv that alto saxophonist Frank Morgan has passed away:his 74th, birthday, December 23.…

August 16, 2007

 

Different Drummer Stops the Beat: Max Roach, 1924-2007

Max RoachRIP posts are a drag, for obvious reasons, and this one is a major bummer–Max Roach has left us. Another giant gone. The New York Times has an obituary up, and WKCR has begun a memorial broadcast that will continue through August 22. (Also check out the tribute at Who Walk in Brooklyn.) Word is that he passed away in his sleep early this morning, that his family was…

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