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R.I.P.: Deaths in Late 2009

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

Compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling

This is an addendum to R.I.P: Deaths in 2009, which appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Jazz Notes.


Saxophonist and arranger Willie “Face” Smith; saxophonist, bandleader, writer and broadcaster Jaap Ludeke

Pianist Terry Pollard; pianist and arranger Torrie Zito; pianist, composer, author and educator Charlie Banacos; pianist and educator Consuela Lee

Drummer Billy James

Singer Judy Kreston; singer, composer and guitarist Luis “El Terror” Dias

Blues, R&B, soul, zydeco, gospel, etc. performers Jack Rose, Earl Gaines

Writer and record producer John Storm Roberts

Broadcaster, pianist, singer and actor Ed Beach

Photographer Bob Willoughby

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