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 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.