Don Arnone

New York, New York


New York, New York


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ARNONE-Don, 84, "A Founding Father of the New York Session Scene." A gifted guitar player, often the first call of many of the most well-known musicians in New York, Don Arnone passed away peacefully at home on June 16, 2005 after a long illness. Mention his name to today's jazz and classical...

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I regret that I never met Don Arnone in person but I was elated when I spoke to him on the phone a couple of years ago. He was full of enthusiasm about music, life and hearing the "young guys" on the scene through recent cd's. Music, jazz, and the guitar were obviously a very big part of his life. I've found Don's family to be among the warmest people I've ever met; passionate about music, friendships and spirituality. I feel lucky to have been "adopted" into the...

It was a privilege to hear Don Arnone play, even in his later years. His contribution to American music will live on, just as he will live on in the hearts of his beloved family.

Don Arnone changed my life. I will never forget walking into his home in Lido feeling like a big shot, that was until I heard him play!!He was a patient, energetic, sensitive ,amazing musician and person. My lessons with him, prepared me for the great career I have.
I will never forget him and I thank GOD that somehow I was able to know him.
I will miss you DON!!

Don was a kind and loving brother-in-law. Everyone who met or knew him loved and honored him as I did. With my heart I hope he and my husband will meet in heaven. They were loving brothers in life and I hope will be as loving in heaven. All my love, Kitty

Dear friend and great guitar player Don Arnone. He will certainly be missed by me and many others. Jack Wilkins

A fine musician. One I've long admired and unfortunately got to know rather late in life. His many achievements in his chosen profession must never be forgotten.

An early influence in my life.

Don Arnone was a beautiful gift from God. He was always and will always be my hero. An unbelievably gifted musician, a beautiful man and had his priorities in line. Family first-material things last. Pop, you will always live inside my heart and I will always hear your soul pouring out gently through the strings of your guitar and the softness of your loving voice. Be at peace now in heaven with God our father. Your loving grandson,

Dear Dad...I guess I'd better be on
my toes now since you can see every-
thing from where you are! I treasure every memory,every moment I spent with you & mom; However, the ones I treasure most are the ones when I was able to be there for periods of time this last 6 to 8 months. Those conversations when you couldn't sleep were a gift. I
thought it would be easier somehow, but it isn't. I miss you Dad, MORE
THAN YOU KNOW ... Love you, Lynn