Remembering Those Who Left Us in 2013

A salute to the jazz greats who passed during the last 12 months

Marian McPartland
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Donald Byrd
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Cedar Walton Quartet, - Art of Jazz Series,  Albright - Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, February 28, 2010
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George Duke at Freihofer Jazz Festival at Saratoga Springs
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Frank Wess performing at the Concert to Benefit the James Moody Scholarship for Newark Youth
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Mulgrew Miller
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Butch Warren
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Oscar Castro-Neves
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Gloria Lynne in Philadelphia in 2007
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Ronald Shannon Jackson
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Jim Hall at Newport Jazz Festival, August 2013
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The jazz community lost so many greats during 2013. In the March 2014 issue of JazzTimes, fellow artists will salute many of the individuals listed below. For now, let’s just say thank you-each of these people brought something vital to the music we love.

Jimmy Amadie: Jan. 5, 1937-Dec. 10, 2013

Rob Amster: October 21, 1964 – November 2013

Donald “Duck” Bailey: March 26, 1933-Oct. 15, 2013

Sathima Bea Benjamin: October 17, 1936-August 20, 2013

Steve Berrios: February 24, 1945-July 25, 2013

Bobby “Blue” Bland: January 27, 1930-June 23, 2013

Bob Brozman: March 8, 1954-April 23, 2013

George Buck: ?-Dec. 11, 2013

Dwayne Burno: June 10, 1970-Dec. 28, 2013

Rah (Ron) Burton: ?, 1934-Jan. 25, 2013

Donald Byrd: December 9, 1932-February 4, 2013

Oscar Castro-Neves: May 15, 1940-Sept. 27, 2013

George Duke: January 12, 1946-August 5, 2013

Boyd Lee Dunlop: June 20, 1926 – December 27, 2013

Jacques Emond: ?-January 6, 2013

Sam Falzone: Dec. 20, 1933-Sept. 22, 2013

Herb Geller: ?, 1928-Dec. 19, 2013

Ibrahim González: ?, 1956-June 4, 2013

George Gruntz: June 24, 1932-January 10, 2013

Jim Hall: Dec. 4, 1930-Dec. 10, 2013

Chico Hamilton: September 20, 1921-November 25, 2013

Jane Harvey: January 6, 1925-August 15, 2013

Bobby Jackson: ?-Dec. 9. 2013

Ronald Shannon Jackson: Jan. 12, 1940-Oct. 19, 2013

Jef Lee Johnson: June 26, 1959-January 28, 2013

Joe Killian: April 10, 1927-May 1, 2013

Dick LaPalm: July 23, 1927-Oct. 7, 2013

Yusef Lateef: Oct. 9, 1920-Dec. 23, 2013

Ricky Lawson: ?, 1954-Dec. 23, 2013

Gloria Lynne: Nov. 23, 1929-Oct. 15, 2013

Magic Slim: Aug. 7, 1937-Feb. 21, 2013

Marian McPartland: March 20, 1918-August 20, 2013

Mulgrew Miller: August 13, 1955-May 29, 2013

Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris: February 10, 1947-January 29, 2013

Sam Most: December 16, 1930-June 13, 2013

Albert Murray: May 12, 1916-August 18, 2013

Claude Nobs: February 4, 1936-January 10, 2013

Bobby Parker (Robert Lee Parker): August 31, 1937 – October 31, 2013

Jimmy Ponder: May 10, 1946-Sept. 16, 2013

Carline Ray: April 21, 1925-July 18, 2013

Melvin Rhyne: October 12, 1936-March 5, 2013

Seth Rothstein: ?-May 1, 2013

Ed Shaughnessy: January 29, 1929-May 24, 2013

Johnny Smith: June 25, 1922-June 11, 2013

Paul Smith: April 17, 1922-June 29, 2013

Kerry Strayer: December 22, 1956 – August 1, 2013

Lee Tanner: May 28, 1931-Sept. 7, 2013

Paul Tanner: October 15, 1917-February 5, 2013

Stan Tracey: December 30, 1926-December 6, 2013

Ben Tucker: December 13, 1930 – June 4, 2013

Bebo Valdés: October 9, 1918-March 23, 2013

Cedar Walton: January 17, 1934-August 19, 2013

Butch Warren: Aug. 9, 1939-Oct. 5, 2013

David Wertman: ?-Dec. 14, 2013

Frank Wess: Jan. 4, 1922-Oct. 30, 2013

Virginia Wicks: December 9, 1920-March 20, 2013

Robert Zildjian: July 14, 1923-March 28, 2013