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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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11/22/1925 - 6/21/2015

Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Gunther Schuller

NEW YORK (AP) — Gunther Schuller, a horn player, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who was the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, died Sunday at age 89. His son, Ed Schuller, said his father died Sunday morning at a hospital in Boston. He said his father had several medical conditions. "He was a great musician. I loved him and we will miss him," Schuller, a bassist, said. "He had a great life, he lived his dream." As a...
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