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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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Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Stanley Cowell

(News story) Stanley Cowell, who emerged from Toledo to become an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, and jazz educator, co-founded an influential music label and, taking a cue from his entrepreneur parents, owned the rights to his compositions, died Thursday in Bayhealth Hospital, Dover, Del. He was 79. Recent health problems resulted in hypovolemic shock, his wife, Sylvia Cowell said. He continued to play and perform until he became ill, his wife said. A recording, Live At...
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