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Arthur Hoyle, renowned Trumpeter and musician transitioned on June 4, 2020 at the age of 90. Arthur received his first trumpet on his eighth birthday in rural Oklahoma. He moved to Gary, Indiana with his Mother at age 13. He began playing in local clubs and ballrooms at the age of 15. Arthur's excellence as a jazz trumpeter earned worldwide admiration. After a four year stint in the U.S. Air Force, Arthur joined the Sun Ra Arkestra. He next worked with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, touring the United States, Canada, Europe and North Africa. Arthur's music career included the Art Hoyle Quintet and studio work as both a voiceover talent and musician on TV, radio, commercials and movie sound tracts. He has worked with some of the greatest musicians of our time including Lee Konitz, Gene Ammons, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Woody Herman, Billy Eckstine, Frank Sinatra and many others. In 2010 Art was the featured cover story artist in the July/August issue of the Chicago Jazz Magazine. Arthur was an avid reader and intellect. Arthur is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Ruth Hoyle, Godchildren, other relatives and dear friends. Funerial Services will be held Thursday, June 11, at St. Timothy Church, viewing from 10:00-12:00noon services at 12:00. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association



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Published in Post-Tribune on Jun. 7, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUN
11
Viewing
10:00 - 12:00 PM
St. Timothy Church
JUN
11
Funeral service
12:00 PM
St. Timothy Church
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June 14, 2020
Curtis Nevils Jr.
Family
June 13, 2020
Having known him from our family reunions and my father Curtis Nevils Sr. always talking about him as a musician's musician and told me he's the other musical person in the family other then himself, he told me about Mr. Hoyle traveling the world playing his trumpet and directing his band and arranging and that he married Ruth, my father's cousin, my father spoke volumes on him. When he and Ruth came to my father's first family reunion my father was elated they came. I remember one of my father's, Curtis Nevils Sr, last outing was Ruth's birthday last year around this time. It was a "must be there event" that he wouldn't miss for the world. That was my last time I saw Arthur. We listened to music at the party some jazz and some my father's music as presents were given. I remember telling my dad that Arthur had a website out there on the internet and I showed it to him (Arthur) and he kind of smiled. That's a good memory to have and keep. From the Nevils family our heartfelt condolences during this time. I'm glad I got a chance to know him more. Thanks.
Curtis Nevils Jr.
Family
June 11, 2020
I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort. This is am image of Art from Jazz In The Park 2014!
Albert Chester Jr.
Friend
June 11, 2020
Art, a good friend and a positive force, left a huge impression on me and all those he touched. His void in our lives will be felt deeply. A humble, charismatic force equal to his musical achievement and legacy will live in our hearts forever. Bless you Art and Ruth.
Bill Demos
Friend
June 10, 2020
I joined the Greater Gary American Jazz Association July '88 continuing through now; During this period I got to know Art personally. For GGAJA Art was an instructor for our jazz workshops, a performer, a facilitator to other musicians we needed and a jazz historian. Before '88 he was only a GREAT musician to me. Now I will miss his jokes and stories from his experiences. Condolences to his family.
Bennie Hargrove, Jr.
June 10, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Benita Rhymes
Acquaintance
June 9, 2020
Oh my goodness! Whenever I think of or see Art Hoyle I get a great big ole smile on my face. From what I have heard, Art lived a full life that he enjoyed. He was a "smiler" too. In the choir or in the church, whenever we made eye contact each of us smiled. To see him perform was something else! Who knew that that quiet demeanor had so much fire inside. I will always remember him with joy. Blessings to Ruth, such a class act. Praying for your peace.
Alicia Skinner-Kelley
Friend
June 9, 2020
Art was one of the most wonderful people I have known. He was always joyful and portrayed a very visible love for jazz and the jazz community. Any stage appearance he made he added a higher level to the performance. Audience response to his performances was always very enthusiastic! I was fortunate to have worked with him. He will be remembered. Sleep in heavenly peace jazz friend.
t. marcelain
Friend
June 8, 2020
I will always be grateful to Arthur for the family history and pictures he shared with us.
Linda Jones
Family
June 8, 2020
The Jazz Orchestra in Heaven has another great Trumpet Player. We will miss seeing you and hearing your wonderful sounds. Rest In Peace Art. Condolences to family.
Beverly and Robert Smith
Beverly Smith
Friend
June 8, 2020
My Sincerest & Heartfelt Condolences to the Family of Art Hoyle, a True, Great, and Legendary Jazz Artist who will be Sorely Missed by All who've been a part of his Awesome Performances. Bonita L. Howard & Family
Bonita L. Howard
Friend
June 8, 2020
May he continue to Rejoice in Heaven. Prayers to the entire family.
Portia Easley-Hoyle
Friend
June 7, 2020
Art era un grande artista e un vero gentiluomo. Mancherà a tutti quelli che lo hanno conosciuto. Che ti sia lieve la terra.
Coco Bucci
Friend
June 7, 2020
Art Hoyle was a highly respected and highly regarded Musician. A reputation which was well earned. I extend my sincere condolences to Mrs. Ruth Hoyle.
Samuel L. Brooks Jr.
Acquaintance
June 7, 2020
Such an enormous loss for Gary and the music world.
Barbara D Leek
Acquaintance
June 7, 2020
Gods speed...
June 7, 2020
Art Hoyle was a musicians musician and a gentlemans gentleman.
The world has less class today.
Dr. George Tsoutsouris
Friend
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