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 Obituary, Ronnie Cuber (1941-2022)

by Joshua Lee

The American baritone saxophonist, known for his versatile playing across jazz, blues, pop and rock, has died aged 80.

 Obituary, Pharoah Sanders (1940-2022)

by Matt Groom

The legendary jazz saxophonist, whose career spanned over six decades and was instrumental in the development of the 'spiritual jazz' sound, has died aged 81.

 Obituary, Ramsey Lewis (1935-2022)

by Joshua Lee

The American composer and pianist, known for his numerous accolades and work as a radio personality, has died aged 87.

 Obituary, Joey DeFrancesco (1971-2022)

by Joshua Lee

The American jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist, known mainly for his contributions in reviving the jazz organ in modern music, has died aged 51.

 Obituary, Barbara Thompson MBE (1944-2022)

by Joshua Lee

The British saxophonist, known for her contributions to the '70s English jazz scene as well as her extensive session and composition work, has died aged 77.

 Obituary, 2021 Goodbyes

by Matt Groom

A short video tribute remembering some of the musicians who died during 2021.

 Obituary, George Wein (1925-2021)

by Joshua Lee

The pianist, producer and music promoter known for his work in founding the Newport Jazz Festival has died aged 95.

 Obituary, Charlie Watts (1941-2021)

by Joshua Lee

The drummer, known for his time with rock 'n' roll band The Rolling Stones, has passed away aged 80.

 Obituary, Chris Barber (1930-2021)

by Joshua Lee

The trombonist and bandleader, who helped popularise skiffle and revive the trad-jazz sound, has passed away aged 90.

 Obituary, Chick Corea (1941-2021)

by Matt Groom

The American pianist and composer, Chick Corea, one of the most beloved jazz musicians of the past 50 years, has passed away aged 79.

 Obituary, 2020 Jazz Goodbyes

by Matt Groom

A short tribute to remember some of the jazz musicians we lost in 2020.

 Obituary, Eugene Wright (1923-2020)

by Joshua Lee

The last surviving member of the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet lineup, bassist Eugene Wright, has passed away aged 97.

 Obituary, Gary Peacock (1935-2020)

by Matt Groom

One of the founding fathers of modern-day bass playing, Gary Peacock, who worked with Bill Evans, Albert Ayler and Keith Jarrett, has died, aged 85.

 Obituary, Keith Tippett (1947-2020)

by Matt Groom

The jazz pianist and composer, considered Britain's finest solo improvisers, has died aged 72.

 Obituary, Lee Konitz (1927-2020)

by Matt Groom

The jazz world loses one of the originators of 'The Cool School', saxophonist Lee Konitz.

 Obituary, Ellis Marsalis Jr (1934-2020)

by Matt Groom

Ellis Marsalis jr, pianist, educator and father of Wynton and Branford, has passed away from suspected COVID-19 infection.

 Obituary, Jacques Loussier (1934-2019)

by Matt Groom

The French pianist and composer, best known for his trio’s million-selling string of albums re-interpreting the music of Bach in a jazz style, passed away on Monday aged 84.