KEN CHANEY

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CHANEY, KEN
December 21, 1938 - December 19, 2012
It is with deep sadness and fond memories the Chaney family announce the passing of Ken Chaney of Chicago,Il., formally of Edmonton, AB. He attended Highlands and Eastglen High Schools. He was the last founding member of the Yard Bird Suite and was invited back to visit several times to perform to a full house. Ken studied music theory and composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He was a well known piano jazz musician in the USA, Canada and Europe. His accomplishments were many in the jazz circuit performing at Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theatre, Madison Square Gardens and recently a second visit to Poland for a Jazz festival.Ken was predeceased by his wife Monica in April 2009. Survived by 3 sons, 3 grandchildren, 2 daughters-in-law, several nieces, nephews. Sisters Joyce Heslep(Scotty) Joan Lafayette (Dan) Lenora Murphy, brother Larry Chaney (Marilyn). Funeral and burial took place on Dec. 28, 2012 in Chicago. Over 1000 family, friends and musicians attended a tribute to Ken Chaney on Dec 29, 2012 held at Hyde Park Union Church.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Feb. 9, 2013
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