PATRICIA MYERS, of natural causes on Feb. 2 in Scottsdale, AZ. A long-time jazz advocate, writer, photojournalist, producer of events, educator, co-founder and past president of Jazz in AZ, past president of Arizona Press Women, and a former Festival Editor for The American Rag. A graduate of the University of Akron with a graduate fellowship from Northwestern University, she was a contributor to TIME-Life Books and several jazz encyclopedias.
She spent the past 24 summers in Paris, enjoying the Parisian sights during the day and surveying the jazz scene at night. Known as a strong proponent for the interests of musicians, she was recognized as the quintessential voice for the jazz community in Phoenix.