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Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr. November 14, 1934 – April 1, 2020

Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr. November 14, 1934 – April 1, 2020 was an American jazz pianist and educator. Active since the late 1940s, Marsalis came to greater attention in the 1980s and 1990s as the patriarch of a musical family, … Continue reading

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Adam Lyons Schlesinger October 31, 1967 – April 12020

Adam Lyons Schlesinger October 31, 1967 – April 12020 was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He won three Emmys, a Grammy, and the ASCAP Pop Music Award, and was nominated for Oscar, Tony and Golden Globe Awards.He was … Continue reading

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Wallace Roney May 25, 1960 – March 31, 2020

Wallace Roney (May 25, 1960 – March 31, 2020) was an American jazz (hard bop and post-bop) trumpeter. Roney took lessons from Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie and studied with Miles Davis from 1985 until the latter’s death in 1991. … Continue reading

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Alan Merrill-Allan Preston Sachs February 19, 1951 – March 29, 2020

Alan Merrill born Allan Preston Sachs February 19, 1951 – March 29, 2020 was an American vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, actor and model. In the early 1970s, Merrill was the first Westerner to achieve pop star status in Japan. He was … Continue reading

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