Final Bars: 2013 jazz life conclusions
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.
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 Alpert, Rob Amster, Kürşat And, Grant Austin, Dwayne Burno, Peter Dyksman, Raymond Eldridge Jr., Colin Gieg, Steve Knight, Alf “Totole” Masselier, Yngve Moe, Robert Quibel, Paul Ruhland, Ben Tucker, Butch Warren, David Wertman; bassists and arrangers Victor Ntoni, Meinhard Puhl; bassists and tuba players Phil Darois, Julian 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.
Clarinetists Syl Dopson, Bobby Gordon, Rozanne Levine, Terry Lightfoot, Jack Maheu, Dick Ramberg, Roy 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 Wesenlund, Mike Winters.
Composers Gerardo Gandini, José Artemio Castañeda Hechavarria (“Maracaibo”), Steve Martland, Bob 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 Friedman, Harold Shapero; composer, educator and broadcaster Donald John; lyricist Jack Reardon.
Conductor, arranger, pianist and record producer Mats Olsson.
Drummers Rich Austin, Gino Bocchino, Steve Ellington, Tony Hopkins, Wayne Jones, Jim Lackey, Ricky Lawson, Butch Lewis, Vinnie Owens, Webster Phillips, Ed Shaughnessy, Oscarito Valdés, José Wampach, Ricky Wellman, Dan Whitner, Pete 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 Adkins, Martino Atagana, Steve Blailock, Toto Blanke, Rudolf Dašek, Jerry Gordon, Jef Lee Johnson, André Jorro, Chester Krolewicz (aka Chet Kruley), Bobby Lonero, Walter Malosetti, Harry Miller, Morten Molster, Richard Muller, Billy Mure, Jimmy Ponder, Jarek Śmietana, Johnny Smith, Dan Toler, Frank Tribble, Miguel 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 Duke, Murray 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 Moorman, Karl Potter, Jerry Steinholtz; percussionist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, conductor, and instrument inventor and archivist Dean Drummond; percussionist and sculptor Walter DeMaria.
Pianists Pepsi Auer, Adrian Bentzon, Claude Black, Rahn Burton, Father John D’Amico, Philippe Decae, January Dirks, Boyd Lee Dunlop, Flip Gehring, Bob Greene, Manolo Guardia, Iancsy Körössy, Richard Madgwick, Lorna Michaelson, Dwike Mitchell, Dick Morgan, Nate Morgan, Donald Shirley, Mac Smith, Joshua Wolff; pianists and composers Kris Goessens, Bengt Hallberg, Tom Parker, John Porter, Gil Suarez, David Torres, Stan Tracey, Armando Travaioli, György Vukan; pianist, composer, broadcaster and NEA Jazz Master Marian McPartland; pianists, composers and bandleaders George Gruntz, Horacio Icasto, Bebo 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 Gabs, Chester Harriott, Jeanne 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 Jurayeva, Mulgrew 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 Aaron, Joop Ayal, George Barrow, Vince Bovill, Marty Braatz, Cedric Brooks, Del Dako, Tim Eddy, Sam Falzone, Harry Fulcher, Bert Houtheusen, Eddie Kaye, Dim Kesber, Gary LeFebvre, Julius Lewis, Andy Mackintosh, Bernie McGann, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Thony Moïse, Herbie Morgan, Eddie Perez, Victor Powell, Arthur “Doc” Rando, Billy Root, Val Valente, Tommy Whittle, George Williams, Bert Wilson, Mike 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 Andrus, Claas 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 Asselberghs, Eddie 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 Alessi, Patty Andrews, Page Morton Black, Noa Bursie, Mariano Civico, Pam Crain, Jimmy Damon, Daniel Darc, Terry Devon, Odette Etienne, Virginia Gibson, Sheila Giles, Eydie Gorme, Cyril Green (aka Big Chief Iron Horse of the Black Seminoles), Jane Harvey, Donna Hightower, Estelle Katz, Bi Kidude, Marilyn King, June Korneliussen, Gloria Lynne, Sharon Mosby, Ginou Oriol, Gia Maione Prima, Rita Reys, Bobbi Rogers, Wendy Saddington, Emilio Santiago, Jenny Wang, Norma Zenteno; singers and actresses Marta Heflin, Patti Page, Fran Warren; singers, actresses and educators Susan Hight Denny, Silvi Vrait; singer, composer and showman Francisco “El Gran” Fellove; singers, pianists and organists Judy Jordan, Jerry 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 Carter, Tom Ebert, Svatopluk Košvanec, Sherman Mitchell, David Pogson, Jack Purcell, Sonny Russo; trombonist, arranger and educator George Addison West; trombonist, educator and electro-theremin developer Paul Tanner; trombonists and educators J. Wayne Dyess, David Milburn, Don Nelson; trombonist and composer Alain Gibert; trombonist, composer and bandleader Günter Fuhlisch; trombonist and bandleader Rudy Weeks.
Trumpeters Joe Ambrosia, Henrik Otto Donner, Pat Halcox, Albert Langue, Webster Phillips, Al Porcino, Herbie Saurer, Barbara Donald Simmons, Bernard Vitet, Derek Watkins, Eddie Williams, Silverio ‘Berry’ Yaneza; trumpeter, bandleader, educator and NEA Jazz Master Donald Byrd, trumpeters and singers Andrew Senatore, Sweet 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 Frink, Bobby Meyer, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator Al Kiger; trumpeter and bandleader Gordon Dooley.
Vibraphonist, percussionist and composer Peter Appleyard.
Western Swing fiddler Curly Lewis.
Tap dancer Harold “Stumpy” Cromer.
Music executive and producers Koloi Lebona, Chief Joseph Afolabi Olayiwola, Seth Rothstein, Ashton Springer; music promoter, nightclub owner and lawyer Stanley Snadowsky; concert promoter, record producer and record store owner Eddy DeMello; record producers Phil Ramone, Aldo 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 Canterino, Kenny 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 Beauvois, René Caumer, Robert McCabe; jazz festival organizer and educator James Cunningham; concert producer and manager Jimi Metag; concert producers Heinz Krassnitzer, Jim Ruffner; festival producer Wojciech Juszczak; manager and/or lawyer Nat Weiss.
Broadcasters Charles Chilton, Louie Cook, Gene Elzy, Ross Gentile, Don Gordon, Bobby Jackson, Arch McKirdy, Alan 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.
Writers Frank Gray, Oscar Hijueios, Steve Jones, Albert Murray, Alfredo Papo, Ken Vail, Tim Stüttgen; jazz writer and discographer Chris Sheridan; writer and historian Jim Godbolt; writers and editors Raúl Mao, Hans 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.
Entertainment lawyer and civil rights activist James Tolbert.
Blues and gospel artists, and industry figures Joe Bihari, Johnnie Billington, Bobby “Blue Bland, Texas Johnny Brown, Precious Bryant, Al Carter, Roscoe Chenier, Eric “Guitar” Davis, Jimmy Dawkins, “Dangerous Dan” Earnest, T-Model Ford, Steve Hay, Pete Haycock, George Higgs, Gigi Hines, Morris Holt (aka Magic Slim), Artwork Jamal, Atwell Jansen, Al Johnson, Joe Kelley, Eric Kitteringham, Alvin Lee, Little Leon (Horace Mills), Shirley Lewis, Little Willie Littlefield, Juke Logan, Jackie Lomax, Mary Love, J.D. Mark, Darlene McCrea, Lawrence McKiver, Ready Teddy McQuiston (Terence McQuiston), Martin Miglioretti (aka Martino) , Bill Mills (aka Rusty Chopps), Johnny V. Mills, Bobby Parker, Richard Patt, Di Anne Price, Ann Rabson, Piano C. Red (James Wheeler), Bob Reuter, Larry Robinson, Blackie Schackner, Walti Schneider, Stevie “Maroono” Sekul, Sid Selvidge, George Beverly Shea, Cleotha Staples, Brent Stratten, Pepa Streichl, Roosevelt Twitty, Ivo Varts, Clark Vreeland, Andy “Chicken Legs” Weaver, Mike Westhues, Artie White, Chick Willis.
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