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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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Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Yvonne Busch

BUSCH Yvonne V. Busch was born in New Orleans on October 18, 1929, daughter of Edward "Eddie" Busch and Bertha Scott Busch who both preceded her in death. She grew up in the historic Treme' section of the city. Busch, who mastered several brass instruments and the woodwinds, became a touring professional by the age of 12. She crisscrossed the United States as a member of the critically acclaimed "International Sweethearts of Rhythm" and the "Swinging Rays of Rhythm," two all-female bands...
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Jim Hall Obituary (AP News)

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LONDON (AP) — British jazz pianist and composer...

Chico Hamilton Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) — Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton, an...

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Roy Superior Obituary (gazettenet)

WILLIAMSBURG - Roy Superior, 78, of...

Marian McPartland Obituary (AP News)

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Jane Harvey Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Harvey, the jazz vocalist...

George Duke Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative says...

Ben Tucker Obituary (AP News)

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Ed Shaughnessy Obituary (AP News)

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Phil Ramone Obituary (AP News)

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Alvin Lee Obituary (AP News)

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