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Joseph (TJ Swan) Carter III

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CARTER III - Joseph (Joe Carter) also known as TJ Swan, an American critically acclaimed and world renowned jazz guitarist, BMI music composer, songwriter and musician, sadly passed away at home on May 30. Holding a LIU Masters in music composition, he created a new jazz form of effortlessly fusing blues, jazz, bebop, classical and 20th Century idioms in a style not heard before him- a virtuoso. A funny eclectic story-teller, published author, educator, sommelier and chef, he loved his one of a kind, D'Aquisto lefty guitar and fly-fishing in Au Sable NY. Recordings on Velvet Swan Music include Straight Ahead Backwards, and In The Now. TJ Swan Americana recordings include Redemption, Tent Show Ditty, and Mr. Piggy's Southern Cook Book - a CD combo. He performed with Panama Francis, Bill Doggett, Bubba Brooks, Walter Perkins, Ruth Brown, Phoebe Legere and John Abbey. Born on July 17, 1961 in Flushing, New York; he lived in East Northport, Dix Hills and NYC. TJ tragically lost a valiant battle with Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) Cancer, confirmed by his family. A private celebration of life will be held on Long Island. A public celebration at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send offerings to Memorial Sloan Kettering, Ronald DeMatteo, MD GIST Research in his name. Joseph Carter III is survived by his beloved mother, Lorraine and father, Joseph Carter II, brother, Paul Carter of Wilmington, North Carolina; brother Mark and sister-in-law, Rose Carter; nieces Toni, and Angelina; nephew Mark Carter all of West Islip; Aunts, Uncles, cousins, special friends, fans, spiritual advisor Dale Langel, Roman, and life partner Liz Uzzo of Dix Hills. He is predeceased by his loving grandparents Joseph and Josephine Carter and Joseph and Mary Stiefer. Link Memorial Sloan Kettering to: http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/TJSwan
Published in Newsday on July 8, 2016
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