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Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea June 12, 1941 – February 9,2021

Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea June 12, 1941 – February 9,2021 was an American jazz composer, keyboardist,bandleader and occasional percussionist. His compositions”Spain”, “500 Miles High”, “La Fiesta”, “Armando’s Rhumba” and”Windows” are widely considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis’s … Continue reading

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William Awihilima Kahaiali’i October 17, 1960 – May 18, 2020

William Awihilima Kahaiali’i (October 17, 1960 – May 18, 2020), known as Willie K, was an American musician who performed in a variety of musical styles, including blues, rock, Hawaiian, and opera. Born and raised in a family of musicians … Continue reading

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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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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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