Pianist Dr. Cleve Baker has died at 85
Dr. Cleve Baker died on August 12, 2020, he was 85 years old. He loved the history of ragtime and jazz and how it intersected
Jazz writer Stanley Crouch dies at 74
One of the most recognizable jazz writers of recent decades, Stanley Crouch, died on September 16th, he was 74. In 1979 he renounced the black
Dan Reid, President of San Diego Jazz Party has passed at 81
Dan Reid filled the lives of so many with his wisdom, his wit, his generosity and his love Daniel J. Reid, Jazz aficionado, true friend,
Steve “Uncle Yoke” Yocum, has died.
Trombonist, vocalist, and band leader Steve Yocum died of leukemia on September 4th, he was 69. Born in St. James, New York he started playing
Dave Cooper, long time President of San Diego Jazz Party, has died.
A journalist and jazz promoter, David Booth Cooper died on August 15th, he was 87. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps he was a life long
Jim Fitzgerald: Genial leader of the Sorta/Kinda Dixie Jazz Band Succumbs at 85
Known for its musical heritage, Mason City has produced a number of successful performers and educators and is the site of the annual North Iowa
Arkansas jazz promoter Al White has died at 92.
A lifelong “Friend of Jazz”, Al White passed away on July 20, 2020, at his home in Hot Springs, Ark., he was 92. With his