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Jazz Gallery Founder Dale Kelley Fitzgerald Leaves Behind Massive Legacy That Lives On In Music, Life & Through The Love Of Others

Jazz Gallery Founder Dale Kelley Fitzgerald Leaves Behind Massive Legacy That Lives On In Music, Life & Through The Love Of Others

THE JAZZ GALLERY PLANS ARE UNDERWAY FOR A CELEBRATION IN THE SPIRIT OF DALE FITZGERALD IN COMING MONTHS THE GABRIEL FITZGERALD EDUCATION FUND IS FORMED Dale Kelley Fitzgerald, who co-founded New York’s prestigious Jazz Gallery in 1995 and was its Executive Director until 2009, died on March 20 at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, N.Y., after a ...

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Legendary Jazz Radio Host Bob Parlocha Passes Away

Bob Parlocha, host of the WFMT radio network's Jazz Satellite Network passed away on Sunday, March 15 at the age of 76. “Jazz with Bob Parlocha" has been a part of our overnight jazz programming for the last several years. In addition to hosting the Jazz Network, Parlocha was a tenor and saxophonist, host of the ...

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Lew Soloff dies at 71; trumpet player for Blood, Sweat and Tears

Lew Soloff dies at 71; trumpet player for Blood, Sweat and Tears

Lew Soloff, a trumpet player who was an early member of Blood, Sweat and Tears and whose jazz career included performances with his own ensembles and with Gil Evans, Ornette Coleman, Chuck Mangione, Maynard Ferguson and other giants of the genre, has died. He was 71. Soloff suffered an apparent heart attack as he walked down ...

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Lew Soloff, 1944-2015

Lew Soloff, 1944-2015

The sad notes keep coming. Trumpeter Lew Soloff died early today. His daughter, Laura Solomon, reported on her Facebook page that Soloff was with her and her family on their way home from a New York restaurant when he collapsed with a massive heart attack. He was 71. Born in jny: New York City, a trumpeter ...

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R.I.P. Gene Lynn, singer and nightclub owner

Gene Lynn, the jny: St. Louis singer and former nightclub owner sometimes described as “the black Frank Sinatra," has died. Friends reported today on Facebook that he passed away early Saturday morning after recently suffering a stroke and a recurrence of stomach cancer. Born Leon Campbell in Mobile, AL, the sixth of ten children, Lynn (pictured) ...

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Orrin Keepnews (1923-2015)

Orrin Keepnews (1923-2015)

Orrin Keepnews, a jazz record producer whose taste in music, integrity and respect for artists resulted in a vast body of legacy recordings by Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley, Wes Montgomery and Bill Evans as well as dozens of other artists, died on March 1. He was 91. His Riverside label operated from 1953 to 1964. What ...

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Orrin Keepnews, RIP

Orrin Keepnews, RIP

The influential jazz producer, record company head and author Orrin Keepnews died today at his home in El Cerrito, California. He would have been 92 tomorrow. Keepnews guided the recording careers of Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins and many other leading jazz artists of the 20th Century. The announcement of his death came ...

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Cephas Bowles, 62, Public Radio Advocate And Innovator, Dies

Cephas Bowles, 62, Public Radio Advocate And Innovator, Dies

Dover, NJ: Cephas Bowles, a staunch advocate for public radio and jazz for more than four decades and recently-retired CEO/President of WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, died on Saturday, February 21, in Hackensack. His death, at Hackensack University Medical Center Hospital, followed complications from a stem cell transplant, said his wife, Linda. He was 62. A native ...

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RIP Clark Terry

RIP Clark Terry

The jazz world lost Clark Terry yesterday at age 94 after more than a decade of declining health. He was a jazz giant whose legacy extends far beyond being a trumpet player.  Terry was a true NEA Jazz Master, bandleader and educator. He worked as a sideman in both the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras ...

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Clark Terry (1920-2015)

Clark Terry (1920-2015)

Clark Terry, one of the most admired and accomplished jazz trumpeters and flugelhornists of his generation who appeared on an astonishing 928 known jazz recording sessions and played in the Duke Ellington Orchestra throughout the 1950s before recording extensively as a freelancer, died on Feb. 21. He was 94. Like a tap dancer, Clark liked to ...


 

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