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February 17, 2013
My deepest condolences and prayers go out to all of Dr. Byrd's family.
My first memories of Dr. Byrd begin in the 70's, being a kid who loved music; and hearing "Rock Creek Park" on the radio.
When he taught at North Carolina Central University, in the 80's, I had great opportunities to see him perform with his 125th Street band.
Later on, I was blessed to be able to stand next to the man, play music, and get to know him during the Jazzmatazz tours in the 90's. I have some very fond memories from those days....some great lessons and great stories.
Dr. Byrd, thank you for your great music, your mentorship, and some beautiful memories I have and will cherish forever. R.I.P.
February 17, 2013
Thank you for the music! To me, you are a melodic genuis! To others you are an innovative educator, great jazz musician, band leader, composer & friend. But to your family, you will FOREVER BE their EVERYTHING! Thank you for gracing the lives of many with your love for authentic music. May you rest well as you spend your days "Walking in Rhythm" in the Heavenlies! God Bless & Rest Your Soul!
February 17, 2013
It was not too long ago that I introduced my 23 year-old son to Donald Byrd...and he fell in love! Thank you Mr. Byrd for leaving us your legacy.
February 17, 2013
R.I.P. Donald Byrd, your music will never be forgotten.
February 16, 2013
I will never forget my introduction to Jazz Studies at Howard University by Donald Byrd. It opened my eyes to a wonderful world of music and a deeper appreciation of my father's contribution to music.
February 16, 2013
MAY THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS FOUND
COMFORT IN ROMANS 8:28-38. I HAD ONE
CHANCE TO SEE N, DONALD AND THE BLACK BIRDS PEFORM AT MY UNIVERSITY
...THIS WERE DURNING THE 70'S. THE CONCERT WAS A RARE TREAT THAT I WILL FOREVER TREASURE...THAT EVE I FELL IN
LOVE WITH HIS MUSIC...PRIOR TO THE CONCERT I DIDN'T KNOW MR. BYRD EXISTED;
AND I WAS ENCHANTED. HIS LEGACY AND
CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC WILL FOREVER BE
A LASTING ONE TO ME AND BILLIONS MORE.
SINCERE PRAYERS, SYMPATHY AND EMPATHY,
BREN HARRELL
February 16, 2013
Your family have my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in Matt. 5:4
February 16, 2013
Mr. Donald Byrd's music reminds me of happy times! Thank you so much Donald Byrd you are truly a legend!
February 16, 2013
THE LEGENT IS AT PEACE LETS PRAY FOR THE FAMILY THE BYRD.
February 16, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Soon there will be a time when death will be no more. (Revalaion 21:4)

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