Owl, you are clearly sorely missed. You're with the ages now.
One of the greatest things about the Boss Brass was Eugene Amaro. He and Terry Clarke, Sam Noto, Ed Bickert, Ian McDougal, Don Thompson, and Guido Basso really highlighted the band, and I was, and still am, totally in awe. If he didn't receive an OC, he certainly should have. I was so very sorry to hear about this. Thanks for letting me say something.
Eugene, I will always Remember, and have great appreciation for your friendship, and push you gave me when I needed it most. You'll forever be in my heart.
Eugene was one of the very first musicians to welcome Peter Nichol and I into the Toronto music scene, always with great playing and a warm and generous smile. I'll remember Eugene fondly.
I only had the pleasure of meeting Eugene Amaro a couple of times, the first being when I was in Barrie playing with Bernie Senesky's Quintet. He was living near Orillia at the time. Eugene was extremely warm and very complimentary- a real gentleman. It was an honour to meet (and play in front of) him, especially after admiring his musicianship for many years. I know he will be missed by many, musicians and non-musicians. Rest in Peace, "Owl".