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Wallace Roney

by Legacy News

, New JerseyUSA

Died March 31, 2020

Age 59

Wallace Roney was a jazz trumpet legend who was the only protégé of jazz giant Miles Davis.


An accomplished jazz trumpeter at a young age, he met Miles Davis after he performed at a tribute concert for his idol. The two became close friends and they performed together once at a concert in 1991. Roney was part of the “Young Lions” group of jazz musicians in the 1980s who were bringing back the bebop sound. He released many critically acclaimed albums as a band leader.

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“Will remember his performances at various locations in the States and in Europe. For me, a vivid bridge to Miles, but also a musician in his own right.”

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