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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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10/31/1956 - 5/20/2015

Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Bob Belden

NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Belden, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured there earlier this year, died Wednesday. He was 58. Belden died at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan after suffering a heart attack in his apartment, his sister Elizabeth Belden Harmstone said. She described her brother as a pioneer and a "jazz musician true and true." In February, Belden and his...
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ASH-GODWIN Ellenie Ellenie Ash-Godwin,...

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Jack Bruce Obituary (AP News)

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Tim Hauser Obituary (AP News)

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Joe Sample Obituary (AP News)

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Lionel Ferbos Obituary (AP News)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Centenarian jazz musician...

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Herb Jeffries Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herb Jeffries, the jazz singer...

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BUSCH Yvonne V. Busch was born in New Orleans...

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