Charles Neville

Age 79


Charles Neville, saxophonist and founding member of the Neville Brothers, has died at the age of 79, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary from, click here.

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Miss you my friend always great seeing you win I could

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As a youth during The Neville Brothers Fun Years I can easily admit that you were my most favorite, and most followed, band of that era. I loved witnessing y'alls miracles of sound in the quarter, at the fairgrounds, Tipitina's, and those MANY overnight riverboat cruises on the Mississippi!!!
From your Fiyo on the Bayou funky sounds to the perfect complications of magic with your Brother's Keeper album I found my love of music evolve with y'alls excellence!
I look forward to...

Charles was A true ambassador of music for the City of New Orkeans. He and the Neville Brothers were a true "Funk Band" who were talented enough to be world icons. They never got their due. It was always a pleasure to see he and his brothers perform. God bless from the Big Easy. You will never be forgotten.

I was so sad to hear this news today when it was announced at a live performance I attended. I had not heard about it. I had always hoped to see him live somewhere here in western Mass but unfortunately never got around to it. RIP, Your music will live on!

I was lucky enough to see Charles twice when he was with Jeff Pitchell.I also have a photo with him as well.He was a great guy and an excellent musician.RIP Charles

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who will be remembered for his contribution to the music industry. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.

Your passing isn't a sad occasion. Not ever getting to hear the music that you played, and you passing, would have been. Fortunately, for me and many other people out there, we got to hear that saxophone wail. Your music is etched in time, and on the web, vinyl, cassette, CD, etc. . So in a small way, you'll never really be gone.