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Jeff Andrews 1960-2019

The virtuosic bassist left his mark on the early '80s fusion scene

Jeff Andrews.

Jeff Andrews, an acclaimed and influential electric bassist whose virtuosic technique and fluid sound were a key component of the jazz fusion scene since the early 1980s, passed away in New York City on March 14, according to multiple trade publications and several musicians who were close to him. He was 59 years old.

A cause of death has not been announced; however, Andrews was admitted to Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital on January 14 and was diagnosed with double pneumonia, remaining in the hospital for at least two weeks.

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