Saxophonist Gerry Niewood Dies in Buffalo Plane Crash
Two Mangione musicians die in plane crash Jazz great in shock over the horrible, heartbreaking tragedy
Two members of jazz musician Chuck Mangiones band were among those killed on the plane that crashed into a house near Buffalo, N.Y., a publicist said Friday. Publicist Sanford Brokaw identified the band members as Gerry Niewood, 64, of Rochester, N.Y., and Coleman Mellett of Maryland. Niewood played saxophone and flute and Mellett was a guitarist.
I'm in shock over the horrible, heartbreaking tragedy of the crash of Flight 3407, which took the lives of my dear friends and band members. I am grieving and praying with their families and friends. Chuck Mangione
Mangione and his band were scheduled to perform Friday with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhan's Music Hall. The concert has been postponed.