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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 Tad Weed

Weed, Tad Ypsilanti, Michigan Age 61, Tad Weed went to his heavenly home Wednesday, August 22, 2018 surrounded by his wife and children after battling cancer valiantly. Born May 5, 1957 in Jackson, MI to LaVergne (Schneider) and Worth F. Weed, Tad spent his career in music traveling and performing all over the world, and was Professor of Music at University of Toledo, OH. He was a man of extreme strength, loyalty and integrity. He loved God, his family and friends, and felt privileged by...
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