In Memory Of

Donald Byrd

Guest Book

valenda newell

June 27, 2016 | Indianapolis, IN

THANKS, for all the music one has played, produced and written. DONALD your music touches folk all over the world. It's not easy being a great musician, but your legacy lives forever. SENDING YOU MANY PRAYERS and MANY BLESSINGS

akwasi osei

August 01, 2015 | Dover, DE

A master teacher; a legendary musician; a true friend!!!

rae wright

March 30, 2015 | Laverock, PA

I will always love you. I have been a fan for many year since I was a young girl sitting at the top of basement stairs listening to my DAD jam to your music.

December 09, 2013

Life, like a mist , apppears for just a day, then disappears tomorrow, all that we are can quickly fade away replaced with tears and sorrow, if a man dies can he live again? Hear the promise God has made...He will call... the dead shall answer... they shall live at his command. Yes sheer joy will consume us all to see our dead loves ones again.
JW, North Carolina

phil bay

September 07, 2013 | Portland, OR

LOVES HAS COME AROUND is my favourite song for ever! Thank you mister Donald Byrd!

victor checketts

August 19, 2013 | Salt Lake City, UT

god bless the memory of this giant. he may not be here now but we will always have his wonderful music to remember him by. may your family be comforted with our lords holy spirit to get them through this sad time. R.I.P Donald and thank you for your wonderful music.

May 07, 2013


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a musical genius and his legacy will live on in our hearts and minds,forever.
My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Yvonne Foster Kilpatrick, MS.Ed.
City College of New York

nazarene mckinney

March 30, 2013 | Macclenny, FL

Wonderful jazz guy. Loved his music. May his family find comfort in the promises of Jesus Christ

nazarene mckinney

March 22, 2013 | Macclenny, FL

Thank you for sharing your music and leaving a legacy for future generations. Jesus Christ is The Resurrection and the Life. This we can be sure of.


Donald's Obituary

Trumpeter, teacher formerly of Bergen Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with the leading artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died....

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