Dave Frishberg, jazz pianist and prolific songwriter, dies at 88
Dave Frishberg, the distinguished jazz pianist and internationally recognized composer and lyricist, has died. He was 88. In a career spanning more than...

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Pat Martino, virtuosic jazz guitarist, dies at 77
Pat Martino, the internationally beloved jazz guitarist who famously had to learn how to play his instrument all over again midway through...

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Dr. Lonnie Smith, virtuosic jazz organist, dies at 79
Dr. Lonnie Smith, the NEA Jazz Master who was highly acclaimed for his soulful, dynamic sound on the Hammond B3 organ, has...

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George Wein, trailblazing jazz promoter, dies at 95
George Wein, the jazz impresario who produced the Newport Jazz Festival and consequently set the template for modern music festivals around the...

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Charlie Watts, drummer for Rolling Stones, dies at 80
Charlie Watts, the English drummer best known as the backbone of the Rolling Stones for more than half a century, has died....

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Jerry Granelli, drummer with the Vince Guaraldi Trio, dies at 80
Jerry Granelli, the American-born Canadian jazz drummer best known for playing with the Vince Guaraldi Trio on the beloved soundtrack to A Charlie Brown...

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Al Stanwyck, ‘powerful’ lead trumpet with The Boss Brass, dies at 81
Al Stanwyck, the lead trumpeter who played for many years with Canada’s leading jazz big band, has died at the age of...

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Curtis Fuller, pioneering jazz trombonist, dies at 88
Curtis Fuller, one of the most influential trombonists in jazz whose career spanned nearly 70 years, has died. He was 88. One...

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Ralph Peterson Jr., jazz drummer and bandleader, dies at 58
Ralph Peterson Jr., the drummer and bandleader who broke onto the scene with the Jazz Messengers in the early ’80s and went...

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Chick Corea, iconic jazz pianist, dies at age 79
Chick Corea, one of the greatest jazz pianists and composers of his generation, has died at the age of 79. In a post...

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Junior Mance, jazz pianist and educator, dies at 92
Jazz pianist Junior Mance, who recorded more than 50 albums as a leader and many more as a sideman, has died at...

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Sammy Nestico, prolific composer and arranger for Count Basie, dies at 96
Sammy Nestico, the composer and arranger best known for his work with the Count Basie Orchestra, has died. He was 96. Along...

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Jazz singer and pianist Freddy Cole dies at 88
Freddy Cole, the jazz singer and pianist with a career of nearly 70 years, has died. He was 88. The cause of...

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Jimmy Cobb, last surviving member of Kind of Blue, dies at 91
Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member of the Kind of Blue recording sessions, died Sunday at the age of 91. NPR reports...

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Esteemed alto saxophonist Richie Cole dies at age 72
Jazz has lost another of its highly respected instrumentalists with the passing of alto saxophonist Richie Cole. He was 72. In the...

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Jazz innovator Lee Konitz dies at age 92
Lee Konitz, the NEA Jazz Master considered by many to be the most influential saxophone soloist after Charlie Parker, has died at...

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Masterful jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies at age 94
Bucky Pizzarelli, the highly respected guitarist who became a mainstay of the New York jazz scene in the ’70s, died on Wednesday...

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Jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dies at age 85
Jazz legend Ellis Marsalis, patriarch of the New Orleans musical family that includes his internationally acclaimed sons Wynton and Branford, has died....

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Canadian jazz pianist Wray Downes dies at 89
The pianist and educator Wray Downes, considered an “elder jazz statesman” of Canada, has died. He was 89. “Wray was a powerhouse,...

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Iconic jazz pianist McCoy Tyner dies at 81
McCoy Tyner, the legendary pianist who first came to prominence with John Coltrane’s quartet in the 1960s, has died. He was 81....

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Lyle Mays, co-founder of Pat Metheny Group, dies at 66
Lyle Mays, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist best known for his work with the Pat Metheny Group, has died. He was 66. Born...

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Jazz legend Jimmy Heath dies at age 93
Jimmy Heath, the illustrious saxophonist who helped carry the bebop sound into the 21st century, has died. He was 93. Heath was...

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Rush drummer Neil Peart dies at age 67
Neil Peart has died at age 67. As the drummer and primary lyricist of the iconic Canadian band Rush, he was known...

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Jazz guitarist Vic Juris dies following cancer diagnosis
Jazz guitarist Vic Juris, best known for his long-running role in David Liebman’s band, has died. He was 66. Six months before...

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