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[JPL] Passing’s of 2018

[JPL] Passing's of 2018
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Compiled by "George Klein" <gklein89.1@comcast.net> wrote:
 
    A list of musical passings of 2018, mostly jazz, blues and related music. By no means complete, just those I am aware of. RIP all.   
   
    •Wilbert Longmire 1/1 Soul jazz guitarist; 77
    •Rick Hall 1/2 Producer, owner of Muscle Shoals studio; 85
    •Marlene VerPlanck 1/14 Jazz vocalist who started in the 50’s; 84
    •Edwin Hawkins 1/15 Singer who blended gospel & secular; 74
    •Dolores O’Riordan 1/15 Lead singer of The Cranberries; 46
    •Hugh Masekela 1/23 S. African trumpeter, composer, bandleader; 78
    •Leon (Ndugu) Chancler 2/3 Versatile drummer; 65
    •Didier Lockwood 2/`7 French violinist; 62
    •Wesla Whitfield 2/9 Singer of standrds; 70
    •Vic Damone 2/11 Popular singer; 89
    •Arthur J. Robinson (Mr, Okra) 2/15 Well known New Orleans street vendor; 74
    •Russ Solomon 3/4 Founder of Tower Records; 92
    •Buell Neidlinger 3/16 Genre-crossing bassist; 82
    •Morgana King 3/22 Distinctive vocalist, actress; 87
    •Linda Brown 3/26 At center of Brown v Board of Ed. case in 1954; 75
    •Winnie Madikizela-Mandela 4/2 S. African activist; 81
    •Cecil Taylor 4/5 Pianist, avant pioneer; 89
    •Lee Jeske 4/8 Jazz journalist’ 62
    •Nathan Davis 4/9 Versatile  multi-reed instrumentalist; 81
    •Bob Dorough 4/23 Pianist, vocalist, creator of Schoolhouse Rock; 94
    •Charles Neville 4/27 Saxophonist w/ the Neville Brothers; 79
    •Gildo Mahones 4/27 Versatile pianist; 88
    •Brooks Kerr 4/28 Pianist and Ellington expert; 66
    •Tony Pringle 5/4 Cornetist, co-founder of New Black Eagle Jazz Band; 81
    •Reggie Lucas 5/19 Guitarist, producer; 65
    •Clarence Fountain 6/3 Leader of Blind Boys of Alabama; 88
    •Lorraine Gordon 6/9 Proprietor of Village Vanguard; 95
    •Matt “Guitar” Murphy 6/16 Blues Brothers guitarist; 88
    •Rebecca Paris 5/17 Boston based jazz singer; 66
    •Henry Butler 7/2 New Orleans piano virtuoso; 68
    •Bill Watrous 7/2 Trombonist  in many big bands; 79
    •Les Lieber 7/10 Creator of Jazz at Noon; 106
    •Kathy Kriger 7/26 Created Rick’s American Café in Casablanca; 72
    •Tomasz Stanko 7/29 Polish trumprter, bandleader; 76
    •Aretha Franklin 8/16 Detroit’s Queen of Soul; 76
    •Jack “Mr. Bongo” Costanzo 8/18 Venerable percussionist; 98
    •Tad Weed 8/22 Pianist based in Michigan; 61
    •Lazy Lester 8/22 Swamp blues master; 85
    •Jimmy Wilkins 8 24 Trombonist, bandleader, arranger; 97
    •Queeneth Ndaba 8/15  S/ African jazz advocate who managed Johannesburg’s home of art & culture during  apartheid; 81.
    •Randy Weston 9/1 Pianist with African spirit; 92
    •Peter Bullis 9/4 Banjoist for New Black Eagle Jazz Band, 85
    •Ira Sabin 9/12 Record store owner, founder of JaazzTimes; 90
    •Big Jay McNeely 9/16 R&B tenor sax King of the Honkers; 91
    •Otis Rush 9/29 Blues guitarist & vocalist; 83
    •Chris Felcyn 9/29 Detroit classical music broadcaster; 67
    •Jerry Gonzales 10/1 Latin jazz trumpeter; 69
    •Charles Aznavour 10/1 French-Armenian singer; 94
    •Hamiett Bluiett 10/4 Baritone saxophonist, co-founder of World Saxophone Quartet; 78
    •Sonny Fortune 10/25 Adventurous saxophonist; 79
    •Roy Hargrove 11/2 Mainstream & beyond trumpeter; 49
    •Calvin Newborn 12/1 Guitarist; 85
    •Perry Robinson 12/2 Adventurous clarinetist; 80
    •Nancy Wilson `12/13 Singer, personality,  Jazz Profiles host; 81
Yvonne Ervin Jazz Advocate 59
https://tucson.com/entertainment/music/jazz-fest-founder-jazz-advocate-yvonne-ervin-dies-at/article_1e275562-662f-5303-9713-ff44a96d27c7.html
    •plus recent news about Kellye Gray. I have not seen an obit.
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