IN MEMORIAM: Grady Tate of the Schoolhouse Rock! Series // Pat Hicks – Founder of Guitar Institute of Technology

IN MEMORIAM: Grady Tate of the Schoolhouse Rock! Series // Pat Hicks – Founder of Guitar Institute of Technology

Grady Bernard Tate (January 14, 1932 – October 8, 2017) was an American hard bop and soul-jazz drummer and singer with a distinctive baritone voice. In addition to his work…

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IN MEMORIAM: Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

8: Coriún Aharonián, 77, Uruguayan electroacoustic music composer and musicologist; László Aradszky, 82, Hungarian pop singer. 7: Jimmy Beaumont, 76, American singer (The Skyliners); Jan Arvid Johansen, 70, Norwegian musician,…

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IN MEMORIAM: Local Trumpeter Ron D’Ascenz Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Local Trumpeter Ron D’Ascenz Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

[We are repeating this due to a computer glitch] From Ben Mackinen: Ron D’Ascenz, a most elegant and lyrical Colorado jazz trumpet player passed away last week. I met Ron…

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IN MEMORIAM: World Renowned Singer/Songwriter/Musician Tom Petty Dies

IN MEMORIAM: World Renowned Singer/Songwriter/Musician Tom Petty Dies

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American rock musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty…

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IN MEMORIAM: Local Trumpeter Ron D’Ascenz Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

From Ben Mackinen: Ron D’Ascenz, a most elegant and lyrical Colorado jazz trumpet player passed away last week. I met Ron 30 years ago playing together in the Sam Bivens…

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IN MEMORIAM: Charles Bradley “Black Velvet” – James Brown Impersonator // Caesar Giovannini, American Pianist

IN MEMORIAM: Charles Bradley “Black Velvet” – James Brown Impersonator // Caesar Giovannini, American Pianist

Charles Edward Bradley (November 5, 1948 – September 23, 2017) was an American funk, soul and R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division. His…

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IN MEMORIAM: Robert Olson, a/k/a Boogie Bob, Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Robert Olson, a/k/a Boogie Bob, Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Carissa Shafer on Fb, 9/14/17: Boogie Bob I’m at loss for words. The world will miss the most amazing and caring man. You touched everyone you knew and didn’t know….

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IN MEMORIAM: Vinnie Defrancis, Shane Eagen Pass // Other Notable Musician’s Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Vinnie Defrancis, Shane Eagen Pass // Other Notable Musician’s Deaths

From Steve Wilson on Fb, 8/09/17: My dear friend and fellow musician Vinnie Defrancis passed on Sept. 8th. There will be a musical memorial at The Westminster Brewing Company, 7655…

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IN MEMORIAM: Troy Gentry Dies in Helicopter Crash

IN MEMORIAM: Troy Gentry Dies in Helicopter Crash

Montgomery Gentry was an American country music duo consisting of vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both natives of Kentucky. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry began performing in the 1990s…

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IN MEMORIAM: Don Williams, Jessi Zazu, Harry Sandler Pass

IN MEMORIAM: Don Williams, Jessi Zazu, Harry Sandler Pass

Donald Ray Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country singer, songwriter, and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He began his solo…

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IN MEMORIAM:  Can Co-Founder Holger Czukay Dead at 79 // More: Rick Stevens, Walter Becker, Dave Hlubek

IN MEMORIAM: Can Co-Founder Holger Czukay Dead at 79 // More: Rick Stevens, Walter Becker, Dave Hlubek

Holger Czukay, the bassist and co-founder of seminal German krautrock pioneers Can, died Tuesday, per the Cologne newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. He was 79. Czukay was reportedly found at Can’s famed…

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IN MEMORIAM: Enfold Darkness Bassist Todd Honeycutt Commits Suicide // More Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Enfold Darkness Bassist Todd Honeycutt Commits Suicide // More Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Todd Honeycutt, the bassist of technical death metal heavy weights Enfold Darkness has sadly passed away at the mere age of 30, committing suicide by hanging. Elijah Whitehead, who is…

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IN MEMORIAM: Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths // What is “Acadian” Music?

IN MEMORIAM: Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths // What is “Acadian” Music?

30: Abdul Jabbar, 78, Bangladeshi singer; Skip Prokop, 74, Canadian drummer (Lighthouse); L. N. Shastri, 46, Indian playback singer. 29: Dmitri Kogan, 38, Russian violinist, lymphoma. 28: Melissa Bell, 53,…

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IN MEMORIAM: Jerry Lewis, Comedian, Singer, Philanthropist, Dies

IN MEMORIAM: Jerry Lewis, Comedian, Singer, Philanthropist, Dies

Jerry Lewis (born either Jerome Levitch or Joseph Levitch, depending on the source; March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, singer, producer, director, screenwriter, and…

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IN MEMORIAM:  John Abercrombie – American Jazz Guitarist // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: John Abercrombie – American Jazz Guitarist // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

John Laird Abercrombie (December 16, 1944 – August 22, 2017) was an American jazz guitarist, composer and bandleader.[1][2] His work explored jazz fusion, post bop, free jazz and avant-garde jazz….

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