Tag Archives: In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Grandma (3/15/1920 – 9/11/15)

I’ve had this post prepared for a while. I’ve known my grandmother was dying for nigh on six¬†years now, and knew – correctly, mind you – that it would hit me like a punch in the gut. I wanted to … Continue reading

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For Jeff. For Us.

Now I’m home. It’s a new year, and I’m waking up and thinking that if this is the way the year started, then it’s twice as important to make it count. It’s still difficult to believe. Still tough to absorb … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Jeff Golub

This is not the way anyone in the Jazz world thought that the New Year would begin. I’m sitting here in Tucson Int’l Airport and it’s taking me a lot of strength to keep it together. I knew he was … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Robin Williams

Even typing out the title to this post, it feels foreign. Unreal, almost. But it is true. Cause of death looks to be a suicide, if news sources are to be believed, and considering that this is Robin Williams – … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Ricky Lawson

You will be missed, Ricky. Groove on at the jam session in the sky… Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Carol Ray

I got the news yesterday, and only now my brain has managed to engage long enough to process this. If you have seen Nick Colionne perform, chances are Carol Ray was one of the people you met at the meet-and-greets. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: George Duke

George Duke, the incomparable jazz/funk legend, passed away yesterday. The first time I met him was the 2010 Capital Jazz cruise, and the number-one thing I will always think of is that he was always smiling. Always. But man, let … Continue reading

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