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R.I.P.: Deaths in 2009

Jan 15th, 2010 | By

Compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling

This article appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Jazz Notes. See addendum.


DAVID “FATHEAD” NEWMAN • GEORGE RUSSELL • RASHIED ALI • LES PAUL • JOE MANERI • HALE SMITH • LESLIE CAROLE JOHNSON • STACY ROWLES • MICHAEL JACKSON • LEONARD GASKIN • HANK CRAWFORD • BLOSSOM DEARIE • LOUIE BELLSON • ART D’LUGOFF • BUD SHANK • SIRONE • DAVID “POP” WINANS • JULIE CORYELL • KOKO TAYLOR • KENNY RANKIN • LAWRENCE LUCIE • CHRIS CONNOR • JOE GOLDBERG • JUANITA BROOKS

Bandleader, singer and composer Tina Marsh

Trumpeters Agustin Caraballoso, Irving Bush, Rubin “Zeke” Zarchy, Mike Serpas, Nicholas Capezuto, Teddy Washington, Steve Hawdon, Eddie Preston; trumpeter and writer Ian Carr; trumpeter, bandleader and arranger Jerry van Rooyen; trumpeter and bandleader Sonny Bradshaw; trumpeter, flugelhorn player and singer Stacy Rowles

Cornetists Jim Goodwin, Harry Roland

Trombonists Randy Purcell, Joel Helleny, Bobby Pring, Arch Martin, Joel Helleny

Saxophonists Leroy Cooper, Sam (Leroy) Parkins, Jean-Claude Fohrenbach, Ron Stallings, Pee Wee Moore, Jack Nimitz, Charlie Mariano, Carmen Leggio, Aubrey Simani, Luther Thomas, Ray Beckenstein, Winston Mankunku Ngozi; saxophonist, composer and bandleader David “Fathead” Newman; saxophonists and bandleaders Hank Crawford, Charlie Kennedy, Bob Thulman; saxophonists and flutists Gerry Niewood, Hart McNee; saxophonist, flutist, composer, arranger and bandleader Bud Shank; saxophonist, singer, arranger and bandleader Sam Butera; saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and educator Joe Maneri; saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composer Gianni Basso; saxophonist and educator Larry McCrorey

Clarinetists Nick Jerret, Charly Höllering

Pianists Mike Mancini, Artie Jenkins, Muriel Havenstein, David Hill Phelps, Gugge Hedrenius, Hans Otto Jung, Earma Thompson, Eddie Higgins, Morris Nanton; pianist and arranger Dick Katz; pianist and trumpeter Billy Hall, Jr.; pianist, bandleader, composer and educator Günter Hörig; pianist, singer and songwriter Eddie Bo; pianist and vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery; pianist and conductor Shep Meyers; pianist, writer and broadcaster Steve Race; pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger Ed Metz, Sr.

Organist Lyman Woodard

Accordionist Mat Mathews

Vibraphonist Fats Sadi; vibraphonist, keyboardist, singer, composer, arranger and bandleader Edward Burn

Guitarists Coleman Mellett, Fred Rundquist, Victor Lewis, Andy Masters; guitarists and singers John Martyn, Snooks Eaglin; guitarist and cuatrista Edgardo Miranda; guitarist, singer and composer Kenny Rankin; guitarist, singer and educator Huey Long; guitarist, banjoist and composer Robert Degen; guitarist, inventor, bandleader and arranger Les Paul; guitarist and educator Lawrence Lucie

Banjoist Buddy Lee

Bassists Leonard Gaskin, Sirone, Leopoldo Fleming, Sr., Orlando “Cachaito” Lopez, Fred Williams, Wayman Tisdale, Leanne Butts, Jeff Clyne; bassist and writer Whitey Mitchell; bassist and singer Joe LaCaria

Drummers Rashied Ali, Vince Bilardo, Buddy Christian, Tony Hannan, Craig Oakley, John Thomas Smith, Lothar Scharf, James Bochetta, Wilby Fletcher, Jr.; drummers and bandleaders Klaus Weiss (late 2008), Antonio Luis Alves de Souza; drummer, bandleader, composer, arranger, educator and writer Louie Bellson; drummer and author Jim Chapin; drummer and educator Eddie Locke; trumpeter and jazz promoter Bob Anderson

Percussionist Ricardo “Papin” Abreu Hernandez; percussionists and bandleaders Gilberto Miguel Calderon (“Joe Cuba”), Manny Oquendo; percussionist, composer and educator Falleció Jesús Alfonso Miró; percussionist and singer Frank “Pavo” Valerino-Hernandes

Singers Jillian Omsberry, Caridad Hierrezuelo, Nancy Overton, Julio Barreto, Greta Woodson, Chris Connor, Juanita Brooks; singer, pianist and composer Blossom Dearie; singer, actress and educator Anne Brown; singer and actress Beverly Roberts; singer and saxophonist Henry Butch Stone; singer and actor Al Martino

Singer, dancer, composer, choreographer, actor and producer Michael Jackson

Dancers Frankie Manning, Ernest Brown; dancer choreographer and educator Pedro “Cuban Pete” Aguilar

Storyteller, improviser and performer Hugh Morgan Hill (a.k.a. “Brother Blue”)

Blues, R&B, soul, zydeco, gospel, etc. performers Rev. Claude Jeter, John (Crawlin’ Snake) Mac, John Cephas, Willie King, Uriel Jones, David “Pop” Winans, Rev. Timothy D. Wright, Eugene Smith, Koko Taylor, Barry Beckett, Fayette Pinkney, Willy DeVille, Jim Dickinson, John E. Carter, Marie Knight, Wycliffe Johnson, Haydain Neale

Composers Jack Lawrence, Vic Mizzy, Aaron Schroeder; composer, arranger, producer, conductor and trombonist Billy VerPlanck; composer, theoretician, pianist, educator and bandleader George Russell; composer, pianist, arranger, educator, editor and consultant Hale Smith

Writers Konrad Heidkamp, Alfred Appel, Jr., Vasily Aksyonov, Robert Hilferty, Joe Goldberg; writer, educator and jazz institute president Susan Meyer Markle; writer and producer Gordon Whitey Mitchell; writer, manager, singer, actress and songwriter Julie Coryell; writer, editor, broadcaster and jazz society executive Don Farwell

Poet and saxophonist Raymond Federman

Photographers Ted Williams, Roy DeCarava; photographer, writer and broadcaster Len Dobbin

Publisher, editor and writer Leslie Carole Johnson

Editor and writer Janet Cook

Broadcasters William C. Lunt, Jr., Sam Jackson; broadcaster and educator Harrison Ridley; broadcaster, producer, club founder and writer Jacques Braunstein

Painter Ali Kurt Baumgarten

Recording executive Hal Gaba

Producers, promoters and recording executives Alan W. Livingston, Ralph Mercado, Skip Miller, Shelby Singleton; producer and broadcaster Ted Jarrett; producer, songwriter, clarinetist and big band leader Bob Keane

Artist managers Allen Klein, Jackie Tracey

Impresario, manager and author Werner “Josh” Sellhorn

Club owner Art D’Lugoff

Arts presenter Suzanne Fiol

Concert promoter Richard Nader

Patron of composers Betty Freeman

Comedian, actor, radio/TV personality and host and jazz aficionado Soupy Sales

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