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Jazz is a truly American artform whose appeal has proven to be universal since its humble beginnings in the early 20th century. The death of a jazz great can create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed. This memorial site was created to honor and remember musicians, singers, composers and others who contributed to this vibrant form of expression that's still evolving today.
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11/11/1927 - 11/15/2016

Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Mose Allison

Mose Allison, a legendary blues and jazz pianist, died Nov. 15, 2016, in Hilton Head, South Carolina, according to multiple news sources. He was 89. Allison's singer-songwriter daughter, Amy Allison, confirmed the musician's death to Rolling Stone magazine. Mose Allison was also a singer-songwriter who was known for his unique voice. Allison’s music featured many influences including jazz, blues, pop, bebop, and classical. Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to...
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