ROBERT LYNN, 94, on August 30 in Scottsdale, AZ. Originally from Derry, PA, Bob Lynn had been involved in jazz in multiple roles throughout his entire life. The extensive list of Dixieland and Swing bands for which he was the drummer (and the washboard on occasion) included Flathead Valley, Stumptown, Arizona Rhythm Kings, Speakeasy Society Orchestra, and several bands of which he was the leader.
He served as president, Board member and festival director of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society and chaired the ACJS education committee that annually sponsored school concerts for as many as 2800 students. He was the owner of the Rampart Street Music Co. and Mountain States correspondent for The Mississippi Rag.