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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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12/1/1934 - 4/24/2016

Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Billy Paul

Billy Paul, a Grammy Award-winning R&B and jazz singer known best for his 1972 No. 1 hit song "Me and Mrs. Jones," died April 24, according to multiple news sources, including The Associated Press. Paul was 81. Paul died at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey, according to the AP, citing information it received from Paul's co-manager, Beverly Gay. “We regret to announce with a heavy heart that Billy has passed away today at home after a serious medical condition,” a statement on Paul’s...
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