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...