obituary

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,...

Harmonica Titan Toots Thielemans dies at 94

Jean “Toots”Thielemans, considered by many to be a national treasure of Belgium passed away on August 22, 2016. After 70+ years of touring, Toots retired to his art-filled...

Phil Woods dies age 83

Jazz legend Phil Woods died Tuesday morning, according to Bensing-Thomas Funeral Home in Stroudsburg. He was 83 years old. Woods, who lived in Delaware Water Gap since 1976 and...