Remembering Those in Jazz Community Who Died in 2009

Louie Bellson: mid-1960s
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David "Fathead" Newman with his wife Karen at their home
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As we say goodbye to 2009 and welcome in 2010, let’s remember those jazz people who passed on during the last year. In the March issue, many of these figures will be remembered by their associates and admirers in our annual Farewells section.

Rashied Ali 7.1.35 – 8.12.09

Louie Bellson 7.6.24 – 2.14.09

Sonny Bradshaw 3.28.26 – 10.10.09

Chris Connor 11.8.27 – 8.29.09

Hank Crawford 12.21.34 – 1.29.09

Roy DeCarava 12.9.19 – 10.27.09

Blossom Dearie 4.28.24 – 2.7.09

Wilby Fletcher, Jr 10.18.54 – 10.15.09

Eddie Higgins 2.21.32 – 8.31.09

Billy James 4.20.36 – 11.20.09

Dick Katz 3.13.24 – 11.10.09

Eartha Kitt 1.17.27 – 12.25.08

Eddie Locke 2.8.30 – 9.7.09

Joe Maneri 2.9.27 – 8.24.09

Charlie Mariano 11.12.23 – 6.16.09

David Fathead Newman 2.24.33 – 1.20.09

Gerry Niewood 4.6.43 – 2.13.09

Manny Oquendo 1.1.31 – 3.25.09

Les Paul 6.9.15 – 8.12.09

Terry Pollard 8.15.31 – 12.16.09

Kenny Rankin 2.10.40 – 6.7.09

George Russell 6.23.23 – 7.27.09

Bud Shank 5.27.26 – 4.2.09

Sirone 9.28.40 – 10.21.09

Wayman Tisdale 6.9.64 – 5.15.09

Ted Williams 2.26.25 – 10.20.09

Bob Willoughby 6.30.27 – 12.18.09