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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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4/29/1922 - 8/22/2016

Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Toots Thielemans

Toots Thielemans, a legendary jazz harmonica player, died Aug. 22, 2016, according to multiple news sources. He was 94. The Belgian jazz musician died his sleep at a hospital in Brussels, said his manager, Veerle Van de Poel. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted: “We have lost a great musician, a heartwarming personality. All my thoughts are with the family and friends of Toots Thielemans.” Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox. He...
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