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Final Bars: 2013 jazz life conclusions

Jan 4th, 2014 | By

Compiled from sources including local newspapers, Deadrockstars.com, the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt newsletter, AllAboutJazz.com, Wikipedia, the New York Times, Legacy.com, Rolling Stone, Variety,
JazzTimes.com, listserves, Facebook pages and European publications.

ESPECIALLY NOTABLE: SATHIMA BEA BENJAMIN, GEORGE BUCK, DONALD BYRD, OSCAR CASTRO-NEVES, GEORGE DUKE, HERB GELLER, EYDIE GORME, GEORGE GRUNTZ, JIM HALL, CHICO HAMILTON, RONALD SHANNON JACKSON, YUSEF LATEEF, MARIAN MCPARTLAND, MULGREW MILLER, ALBERT MURRAY, BUTCH MORRIS, CLAUDE NOBS, PATTI PAGE, PHIL RAMONE, TABU LEY ROCHEREAU, MEL RHYNE, SONNY RUSSO, BERT STERN, LEE TANNER, BEBO VALDES, CEDAR WALTON, FRAN WARREN, DEREK WATKINS, FRANK WESS.

Accordionists DominguinhosTommy GuminaArnstein Johansen.

Banjo player Walter Chamberlain; banjo player and theater professor Buzz Podewell; banjo player, pianist and singer Mike Vreeland; banjo, guitar and piano player Dave Wilson; banjo and guitar player Les Muscutt.

Bassists Trigger AlpertRob AmsterKürşat AndGrant AustinDwayne BurnoPeter DyksmanRaymond Eldridge Jr., Colin GiegSteve KnightAlf “Totole” MasselierYngve MoeRobert QuibelPaul RuhlandBen TuckerButch WarrenDavid Wertman; bassists and arrangers Victor NtoniMeinhard Puhl; bassists and tuba players Phil DaroisJulian Davies; electric bassist Mathias Lecharlier; bassist, singer, composer, producer and publisher Rolf Graf; bassist and trumpeter Jean Lerusse; bassist, pianist and club owner Jerry Heldman; bassist and singer Serge Oustiakine.

Bassoonist Kenneth Pasmanick; bassoonist and oboe player Lindsay Cooper; bassoonist, saxophonist, composer and A&R executive Don Hassler.

Cellist Fred Katz; cellist, conductor and composer Kermit Moore.

Clarinetists Syl DopsonBobby GordonRozanne LevineTerry LightfootJack MaheuDick RambergRoy Superior; clarinetist and saxophonist René Net; clarinetist, composer, arranger and bandleader “Jazzy Joe” Pereira; clarinetist, singer and songwriter Eddie Defacq; clarinetists, writers and comedians Rolv WesenlundMike Winters.

Composers Gerardo GandiniJosé Artemio Castañeda Hechavarria (“Maracaibo”),  Steve MartlandBob Thompson; composer, arranger, conductor and cornetist Butch Morris; composer, arranger, conductor and trombonist Frank Comstock;  composer, conductor, viola player, broadcaster and editor Manfred Niehaus; composer, arranger, concert producer and filmmaker Edward Bland; composer, arranger and percussionist Vince Montana Jr.; composer and scientist Paulo Vanzolini; composers and pianists Bob FriedmanHarold Shapero; composer, educator and broadcaster Donald John; lyricist Jack Reardon.

Conductor, arranger, pianist and record producer Mats Olsson.

Cornetist and painter Jörgen Zetterquist; cornetist and lawyer Eberhard Glauner; cornetist and broadcaster Ted Howes; cornetist and educator Howard Brofsky.

Drummers Rich AustinGino BocchinoSteve EllingtonTony HopkinsWayne JonesJim LackeyRicky LawsonButch Lewis, Vinnie OwensWebster PhillipsEd ShaughnessyOscarito ValdésJosé WampachRicky WellmanDan WhitnerPete Ypma; drummer and conductor James DePreist; drummer and singer Rune Carlsson; drummer and conguero Daniel Ponce; timbalero Edgardo Morales; drummer and producer Henry Wallin; drummer, broadcaster, actor and local official Bob Lasprogato; drummer and timbalero Steve Berrios; drummer and educator “Papa Joe” Pulice; drummer, trombonist and harmonica player Donald Bailey; drummer, composer, bandleader and educator Ronald Shannon Jackson; drummer, percussionist and educator John Bergamo; heart surgeon, educator, drummer and JJA “A Team” honoree Robert Litwak; drummer and record label founder Anders Burman; drummer, bandleader, producer, educator, actor and NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton.

Flute player and saxophonist Sam Most.

Guitarists Davey AdkinsMartino AtaganaSteve BlailockToto BlankeRudolf DašekJerry GordonJef Lee JohnsonAndré JorroChester Krolewicz (aka Chet Kruley)Bobby LoneroWalter MalosettiHarry MillerMorten MolsterRichard MullerBilly MureJimmy PonderJarek ŚmietanaJohnny SmithDan TolerFrank TribbleMiguel de Vega (“El Niño Miguel”); guitarist and NEA Jazz Master Jim Hall; guitarist and singer Heinrich “Bawo” Reinhardt; guitarist and broadcaster Paco Strickland; guitarist and singer-songwriter Tony Sheridan; guitarist and educator John LaChapelle; guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer Hugh McCracken (aka Mack Pierce); guitarist and ethnomusicologist Bob Brozman; guitarist and composer César Portillo de la Luz; guitarist, singer and songwriter J.J. Cale; guitarist, composer and educator Walter Malosetti; guitarist, composer and arranger Oscar Castro-Neves; guitarst, composer, arranger and writer Senén Suárez; guitarist, bassist and keyboardist Alberto Pizzigoni; guitarist and instrument developer Bill Lawrence; guitarist, comedian and actor Stan Stennett; guitarist, composer, producer and music educator Farid Ali.

Keyboardists and composers George DukeMurray McNabb; keyboardist, bassist, composer and arranger Lanier Greig; keyboardist and singer Don Blackman; keyboardist, guitarist, percussionist and singer Ray Manzarek.

Mbira player and singer Chiwoniso Maraire.

Multi-instrumentalist Red Balaban; multi-instrumentalist and educator Brian Brown; multi-instrumentalist, painter, composer and entertainer Eddy Doorenbos; multi-instrumentalist, arranger and educator Alfons Wonneberg; multi-instrumentalist and big band leader Louie Leon; multi-instrumentalist and composer Kim Sanders.

Organist Mel Rhyne.

Percussionists Wilson MoormanKarl PotterJerry Steinholtz; percussionist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, conductor, and instrument inventor and archivist Dean Drummond; percussionist and sculptor Walter DeMaria.

Pianists Pepsi AuerAdrian BentzonClaude BlackRahn BurtonFather John D’AmicoPhilippe DecaeJanuary DirksBoyd Lee DunlopFlip Gehring, Bob GreeneManolo GuardiaIancsy KörössyRichard MadgwickLorna MichaelsonDwike MitchellDick MorganNate MorganDonald ShirleyMac SmithJoshua Wolff; pianists and composers Kris GoessensBengt HallbergTom ParkerJohn PorterGil SuarezDavid TorresStan TraceyArmando TravaioliGyörgy Vukan; pianist, composer, broadcaster and NEA Jazz Master Marian McPartland; pianists, composers and bandleaders George GruntzHoracio IcastoBebo Valdés; pianist, composer, bandleader and NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton; pianist and bandleader Bryan Jones; pianist, composer, educator and singer Xoli Nkosi; pianist and songwriter Bobby Sharp; pianist, director and cinematographer Alain Mottet; pianists and singers Doctor GabsChester HarriottJeanne Arland Peterson; pianist, singer and actor Lou Myers; pianist and sound engineer Leopold von Knobelsdorff; pianist, composer and singer Reinhard Lakomy; pianist, composer and educator Frank Sumares; pianist, singer, songwriter, actor and comedian Enzo Jannacci; filmmaker, actor, composer and pianist Jess Franco; pianist and organist Joe Killian; pianists and educators Yelena JurayevaMulgrew Miller; pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Paul Smith; pianist, composer and educator Larry Karush; pianist and painter Pierre Hennebelle; pianist, arranger and producer Bobby Martin; pianist and arranger Carroll DeCamp; pianist singer and bandleader Paul Kuhn; pianist, drummer and singer Ken Gordon; pianist, author and educator Jimmy Amadie; pianist, arranger, bandleader and record producer Rune Öfwerman.

Saxophonists Joe AaronJoop AyalGeorge BarrowVince BovillMarty BraatzCedric BrooksDel DakoTim EddySam FalzoneHarry FulcherBert HoutheusenEddie KayeDim KesberGary LeFebvreJulius LewisAndy MackintoshBernie McGannKalaparusha Maurice McIntyreThony MoïseHerbie MorganEddie PerezVictor PowellArthur “Doc” RandoBilly RootVal ValenteTommy WhittleGeorge WilliamsBert WilsonMike Zinzen; saxophonist and pianist Ross Taggart; saxophonist and composer Nic Gotham; saxophonist, composer and educator Herb Geller; saxophonist and promoter Jesse Coleman; saxophonists and educators Jesse AndrusClaas Willekie; saxophonist, composer and bandleader Kerry Strayer; saxophonist, singer, composer and screenwriter Don Nelson; saxophonist and woodwinds repairman Ernie Sola; saxophonist and actor By Goldschmidt; saxophonist, writer and psychoanalyst Christian Gailly; saxophonist, clarinetist and physician Mortimer Katz; saxophonist and clarinetists Roger AsselberghsEddie Pawl; saxophonist, flutist and NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess; saxophonist, arranger, bandleader and producer Bob Gillett; saxophonist and bandleader Ed Lewis; saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator and writer Yusef Lateef.

Singers Jack AlessiPatty AndrewsPage Morton BlackNoa BursieMariano CivicoPam CrainJimmy DamonDaniel DarcTerry DevonOdette EtienneVirginia GibsonSheila GilesEydie GormeCyril Green (aka Big Chief Iron Horse of the Black Seminoles), Jane HarveyDonna HightowerEstelle KatzBi KidudeMarilyn KingJune KorneliussenGloria LynneSharon MosbyGinou OriolGia Maione PrimaRita ReysBobbi RogersWendy SaddingtonEmilio SantiagoJenny WangNorma Zenteno; singers and actresses Marta HeflinPatti PageFran Warren; singers, actresses and educators Susan Hight DennySilvi Vrait; singer, composer and showman Francisco “El Gran” Fellove; singers, pianists and organists Judy JordanJerry Scott; singer-songwriter Sathima Bea Benjamin; singer, songwriter and keyboardist Steve Knight; singer-songwriter, pianist and TV music director Robert Linden; singer and drummer Kelly Hagy; singer, guitarist, bassist and educator Carline Ray; guitarist, singer and educator Eva González Griñán; singer, pianist and bandleader Paul Kuhn; singer, banjo player and keyboardist Tommy Hughes; singer, banjo player and keyboardist Tommy Hughes; singer and guitarist Frank D’Rone; singer, composer and guitarist Christopher Monyoncho; singer and bandleader Tabu Ley Rochereau.

Synthesizer player and painter Dennis Palmer.

Trombonists Robert CarterTom EbertSvatopluk KošvanecSherman MitchellDavid PogsonJack PurcellSonny Russo; trombonist, arranger and educator George Addison West; trombonist, educator and electro-theremin developer Paul Tanner; trombonists and educators J. Wayne DyessDavid MilburnDon Nelson; trombonist and composer Alain Gibert; trombonist, composer and bandleader Günter Fuhlisch; trombonist and bandleader Rudy Weeks.

Trumpeters Joe AmbrosiaHenrik Otto DonnerPat HalcoxAlbert LangueWebster PhillipsAl PorcinoHerbie SaurerBarbara Donald Simmons, Bernard VitetDerek WatkinsEddie WilliamsSilverio ‘Berry’ Yaneza; trumpeter, bandleader, educator and NEA Jazz Master Donald Byrd, trumpeters and singers Andrew SenatoreSweet Lou Wilson; trumpeter and broadcaster Ross Gentile; trumpeter, valve trombonist, composer, arranger and educator Dirk Fischer; trumpeter and theater director Jérôme Savary; trumpeter and singer Kenny Ball; trumpeter, jazz club owner and writer Solly Lipsitz; trumpeter and guitarist Robbie Fraser; trumpeter, bassist and singer Cliff Wren; trumpeter and bandleader Ollie Mitchell; trumpeter and broadcast journalist Jim Sutherland; trumpeters and educators Laurie FrinkBobby Meyer, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator Al Kiger; trumpeter and bandleader Gordon Dooley.

Vibraphonist, percussionist and composer Peter Appleyard.

Western Swing fiddler Curly Lewis.

Poet Wanda Coleman; poet, dancer and singer Trudy Morse.

Tap dancer Harold “Stumpy” Cromer.

Instrument maker Robert Zildjian; sound engineer Ray Dolby.

Music executive and producers Koloi LebonaChief Joseph Afolabi OlayiwolaSeth RothsteinAshton Springer; music promoter, nightclub owner and lawyer Stanley Snadowsky; concert promoter, record producer and record store owner Eddy DeMello; record producers Phil RamoneAldo Sinesio; nightclub owner and politician Ike Dixon; record producer and trumpeter Mack Emerman; jazz club owner and community activist Dickie Habersham-Bey; club owners Mike CanterinoKenny Giordano; jazz patron and writer Mimi Melnick; manager, promoter and club founder Bill Johnston; concert promoter and jazz club owner Fritz Rau; manager and impresario Sid Bernstein; producer, composer and guitarist Henri Debs; record store owner and character actor Murray Gershenz; producer and saxophonist Al Etto; jazz society executive and jazz festival founder Jerry Roucher; record label owner, club owner and broadcast executive George H. Buck.

Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs; jazz festival organizers Eric BeauvoisRené CaumerRobert McCabe; jazz festival organizer and educator James Cunningham; concert producer and manager Jimi Metag; concert producers Heinz KrassnitzerJim Ruffner; festival producer Wojciech Juszczak; manager and/or lawyer Nat Weiss.

Publicist and JJA “A Team” honoree Virginia Wicks; record promoter, producer and agent Dick LaPalm.

Political adviser, National Jazz Museum co-founder and saxophonist Leonard Garment; politician and jazz patron Günther Metzger.

Broadcasters Charles ChiltonLouie CookGene ElzyRoss GentileDon GordonBobby JacksonArch McKirdyAlan Zechariah; broadcaster Ottawa Jazz Festival programmer and JJA “Jazz Hero” Jacques Emond; broadcaster, percussionist, pianist, composer, music producer and educator Ibrahim González; broadcaster and writer Bill Garts; broadcaster and concert producer Chuck Adams; broadcaster, record label co-founder and New Orleans Jazz &Heritage Festival co-founder Larry McKinley.

Jazz educator and writer James S. Patrick; black music scholar Dena Epstein.

Writers Frank GrayOscar HijueiosSteve JonesAlbert MurrayAlfredo PapoKen VailTim Stüttgen; jazz writer and discographer Chris Sheridan; writer and historian Jim Godbolt; writers and editors Raúl MaoHans Massaquoi; writer and producer Pierre Lafargue; writer and music executive Dominic Cerulli; writer, broadcaster and concert presenter Werner Wunderlich; writer and educator Avril Dankworth; writer, art critic, vibes player and composer Ulf Linde; writer, editor, musicologist and jazz festival co-founder Lubomir Dorůžka.

Photographers Earl CallawayWayne MillerLee Tanner; photographer and writer Jacques Bisceglia; photographer and concert organizer Karlheinz Klüter; photographer, promoter and producer Isio Saba.

Filmmakers Jean BachLes BlankEdward C. Kurtz Jr.; filmmaker and photographer Bert Stern; cinematographer Gilbert Taylor.

Entertainment lawyer and civil rights activist James Tolbert.

Blues and gospel artists, and industry figures Joe BihariJohnnie BillingtonBobby “Blue BlandTexas Johnny BrownPrecious BryantAl CarterRoscoe ChenierEric “Guitar” DavisJimmy Dawkins“Dangerous Dan” Earnest, T-Model FordSteve HayPete HaycockGeorge HiggsGigi HinesMorris Holt (aka Magic Slim)Artwork JamalAtwell JansenAl Johnson, Joe KelleyEric KitteringhamAlvin LeeLittle Leon (Horace Mills)Shirley LewisLittle Willie LittlefieldJuke LoganJackie LomaxMary LoveJ.D. MarkDarlene McCreaLawrence McKiverReady Teddy McQuiston  (Terence McQuiston), Martin Miglioretti (aka Martino) , Bill Mills (aka Rusty Chopps), Johnny V. MillsBobby ParkerRichard PattDi Anne PriceAnn Rabson,  Piano C. Red (James Wheeler), Bob ReuterLarry RobinsonBlackie SchacknerWalti SchneiderStevie “Maroono” SekulSid SelvidgeGeorge Beverly SheaCleotha StaplesBrent StrattenPepa StreichlRoosevelt TwittyIvo Varts, Clark VreelandAndy “Chicken Legs” WeaverMike WesthuesArtie WhiteChick Willis.

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2 Comments to “Final Bars: 2013 jazz life conclusions”

  1. 1/5/13

    Excellent layout, Ken!

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