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Paul Howard Nelson has passed at 86

Paul Howard Nelson has passed at 86

Paul Howard Nelson, Navy flight navigator, salesman, business leader, photographer, author, and lecturer on Ragtime and Early Jazz, passed away on May 24th at the

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Leon Redbone has Died at 127

Leon Redbone, a one of a kind personality who brought vintage music to the masses, died on May 30th at 69 years old, though in

Norma Miller Credit Joe Mabel/Century Ballroom

Queen of Swing Norma Miller Dies at 99

Norma Miller, who died Sunday, May 5th at age 99, grew up in an apartment overlooking the Savoy Ballroom. She could watch the dancers from

Trombonist Urbie Green Dies at 92

Trombonist Urbie Green Dies at 92

Urban Clifford “Urbie” Green, 92, on December 31 in the Poconos.  Known for his smooth, warm, mellow tone, and lyrical phrasing, he was called a

Piano Legend Johnny Maddox has Died

Piano Legend Johnny Maddox has Died

Johnny Maddox, one of the most recognizable personalities in ragtime history died Tuesday, November 27th, he was 91. He planted the seeds of a ragtime

Roy Clark, host of Hee Haw, has died.

Roy Clark, host of Hee Haw, has died.

Roy Clark, 85, on November 15th of pneumonia in Tulsa Oklahoma. Born in Virginia his family moved to Washington D.C. when he was young. He began

Daniel C. Grinstead, 74

Daniel C. Grinstead, 74

Daniel C. Grinstead, 74, of cancer on September 6th. His musical interest turned to early jazz and ragtime in his teen years and he found work

Trombonist Bill Watrous Has Passed

Trombonist Bill Watrous Has Passed

Bill Watrous, 79, on July 2nd, after a short illness in California. William Russell Watrous III grew up in Connecticut idolizing his trombonist father who

Thomas Alan Dutart  Obituary

Thomas Alan Dutart  Obituary

Update: The latest event info for Tom Dutart’s Celebration of Life Sunday August 5th, Pismo Veteran’s Hall 1 pm-5 pm RSVP Required by Jul 20th Tom Dutart (1935 –

Charles Neville, 79

Charles Neville, 79

Charles Neville, 79, April 26 in Massachusetts. The second oldest of the Neville Brothers, played saxophone for the band that commingled all the native strains

Bob Dorough, 94

Bob Dorough, 94

Bob Dorough, 94, April 23 in Mt. Bethel, PA. Noticing a talent for music his father, a bread truck driver in Texarkana, made an arrangement

Jim "The Jazz" Caine, 91

Jim “The Jazz” Caine, 91

James Caine, 91, April 11 on the Isle of Man. A pianist and radio personality known as the father of jazz on the Isle of

Stan Reynolds, 92

Stan Reynolds, 92

Stan Reynolds, 92, April 16 in Britain. He started playing trumpet with his father’s band at 12 and touring at age 14. After the war

Bill Reid, 84

Bill Reid, 84

Bill Reid, 84, in England. Before his primary career as a music promoter began in the early 1960’s he was a double bass and tuba

Nathan Davis, 81

Nathan Davis, 81

Nathan Davis, 81, April 9 in Florida. Founder of the University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies program and it’s director from 1969-2013. Born in Kansas City

Gyula Babos, 66

Gyula Babos, 66

Gyula Babos, 66, on April 12, in Hungary. Composer, teacher and smooth jazz guitarist whose career began when he won a jazz competition on Hungarian

Everett Farey, 88

Everett Farey, 88

EVERETT “EV” FAREY, 88, April 4, Novato CA. In the 50’s he was co-leader of the Bay City Jazz Band, led the Golden State Jazz

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