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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis dies at age 87.

Jazz pianist, three-time Grammy winner, and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis, who successfully crossed over from the Jazz charts to the Pop charts, most notably with his smash hit...

Hammond virtuoso Joey DeFrancesco dies aged 51

This morning the news reached us the Joey DeFrancesco has passed away aged 51. According to reports, the exact cause of death is still to yet to be fully determined. I first met...

Chick Corea dies age 79 from rare form of cancer.

Sadly we woke today to the news that Chick Corea has passed away aged 79. According to a post on his Facebook page he was diagnosed with “a rare form of cancer which was...

Gene Perla – My History with Gary Peacock

On the 4th of September bassist, Gary Peacock passed away in New York aged 85. During his long and distinguished career, Peacock’s legacy of work had ensured him a legendary...

New York Guitarist Vic Juris Dies Age 66.

Yesterday the sad news reached us about the passing of guitarist Vic Juris. The announcement was made public via Juris’a Facebook page by a friend and fellow guitarist Dave...

Honouring Vic Vogel – A Master of Canadian Jazz

I spent many years in Canada and I’m a proud Canadian. Vic Vogel was a regular on TV and Jazz radio. This true¬†honoured Master of Canadian jazz music, left us moving onward...

Roy Hargrove dies at age 49 in New York.

The sad news reached us last night of the passing of Roy Hargrove at age 49 due to hart failure. According to US media reports, Hargrove, who’d been on dialysis for many...

Tower Records founder dies drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars.

The Sacramento Bee reported that Russ Solomon, the guiding force behind Tower Records died Sunday night aged 92. Solomon founded Tower Records in 1960 opening his first store on...

Chuck Loeb dies age 61.

Today the sad news of the death of guitarist, composer Chuck Loeb reached us. According to his family he passed away last night after battling cancer for several years. Best known...

Muse Records founder Joe Fields Dies at 88

Today the sad news arrived that Muse Records founder Joe Fields passed away age 88. Muse Records was founded in 1978 in New York and in the late 1970s, partnered with the Dutch...

Pianist Geri Allen dies age 60

Geri Allen, the renowned jazz pianist and director of jazz studies at the University of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday in Philadelphia of cancer at age 60. Ms. Allen, a Detroit native,...