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Thought I'd make an up-to-date list of some of the oldest jazz musicians/singer-songwriters/critics etc.

 

90+

 

Lionel Ferbos (b. 1911)

Herb Jeffries (1913-2014)

Coleridge Goode (b. 1914)

Frances Klein (1915-2012)

Joe Evans (1916-2014)

Svend Asmussen (b. 1916)

Bill Graham (b. 1918)

Gerald Wilson (b. 1918)

Candido Camero (b. 1921)

Jon Hendricks (b. 1921)

Ray Anthony (b. 1922)

Bob Carter (b. 1922)

Joe Wilder (1922-2014)

Kay Starr (b. 1922)

Sol Yaged (b. 1922)

Toots Thielemans (b. 1922)

Bob Dorough (b. 1923)

Buddy DeFranco (b. 1923)

Eugene Wright (b. 1923)

Johnny Pate (b. 1923)

Orrin Keepnews (b. 1923)

Paul Bacon (b. 1923)

Ralph Sharon (b. 1923)

 

NEARLY 90

 

Armando Peraza (1924-2014)

Rudy Van Gelder (b. 1924)

Little Jimmy Scott (1925-2014)

Roy Haynes (b. 1925)

Tony Bennett (b. 1926)

 

Any additions welcome!

 

Edited list to remove the deceased - Little Jimmy Scott, Armando Peraza, Herb Jeffries and Joe Wilder.

 

Also, it turns out Frances Klein died in 2012.

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Toots Thielemans (b. 1922)

According to Wikipedia, he retired a few months ago due to health issues. Plus, he survived a stroke in the 1980s.

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Bassist Charlie Haden died at 76 years.

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Thought I'd make an up-to-date list of some of the oldest jazz musicians/singer-songwriters/critics etc.

 

90+

 

Lionel Ferbos (b. 1911)

 

Time for a loud, tuneless funeral march: Ferbos dead two days after his 103rd birthday.

 

should that not be in the famous centenarians thread?

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Thought I'd make an up-to-date list of some of the oldest jazz musicians/singer-songwriters/critics etc.

 

90+

 

Lionel Ferbos (b. 1911)

 

Time for a loud, tuneless funeral march: Ferbos dead two days after his 103rd birthday.

 

should that not be in the famous centenarians thread?

 

Belongs in both

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Thought I'd make an up-to-date list of some of the oldest jazz musicians/singer-songwriters/critics etc.

 

90+

 

Lionel Ferbos (b. 1911)

Herb Jeffries (1913-2014)

Coleridge Goode (b. 1914)

Frances Klein (1915-2012)

Joe Evans (1916-2014)

Svend Asmussen (b. 1916)

Bill Graham (b. 1918)

Gerald Wilson (b. 1918)

Candido Camero (b. 1921)

Jon Hendricks (b. 1921)

Ray Anthony (b. 1922)

Bob Carter (b. 1922)

Joe Wilder (1922-2014)

Kay Starr (b. 1922)

Sol Yaged (b. 1922)

Toots Thielemans (b. 1922)

Bob Dorough (b. 1923)

Buddy DeFranco (b. 1923)

Eugene Wright (b. 1923)

Johnny Pate (b. 1923)

Orrin Keepnews (b. 1923)

Paul Bacon (b. 1923)

Ralph Sharon (b. 1923)

 

NEARLY 90

 

Armando Peraza (1924-2014)

Rudy Van Gelder (b. 1924)

Little Jimmy Scott (1925-2014)

Roy Haynes (b. 1925)

Tony Bennett (b. 1926)

 

Any additions welcome!

Conrad Janis is 86 years old (b. 1928). He was a trombone-player and actor.

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Thought I'd make an up-to-date list of some of the oldest jazz musicians/singer-songwriters/critics etc.

 

90+

 

Lionel Ferbos (1911-2014)

Herb Jeffries (1913-2014)

Coleridge Goode (b. 1914)

Frances Klein (1915-2012)

Joe Evans (1916-2014)

Svend Asmussen (b. 1916)

Bill Graham (b. 1918)

Gerald Wilson (b. 1918)

Candido Camero (b. 1921)

Jon Hendricks (b. 1921)

Ray Anthony (b. 1922)

Bob Carter (b. 1922)

Joe Wilder (1922-2014)

Kay Starr (b. 1922)

Sol Yaged (b. 1922)

Toots Thielemans (b. 1922)

Bob Dorough (b. 1923)

Buddy DeFranco (b. 1923)

Eugene Wright (b. 1923)

Johnny Pate (b. 1923)

Orrin Keepnews (b. 1923)

Paul Bacon (b. 1923)

Ralph Sharon (b. 1923)

 

NEARLY 90

 

Armando Peraza (1924-2014)

Rudy Van Gelder (b. 1924)

Little Jimmy Scott (1925-2014)

Roy Haynes (b. 1925)

Tony Bennett (b. 1926)

 

Any additions welcome!

You can take Gerald Wilson off the list.

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Joe Sample, keyboard player of the Crusaders, has died according his Facebook page. He was 75.

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Kenny Wheeler, jazz trumpeter and John Taylor collaborator, is dead at 84.

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Thought I'd make an up-to-date list of some of the oldest jazz musicians/singer-songwriters/critics etc.

 

90+

 

Lionel Ferbos (1911-2014)

Herb Jeffries (1913-2014)

Coleridge Goode (b. 1914)

Frances Klein (1915-2012)

Joe Evans (1916-2014)

Svend Asmussen (b. 1916)

Bill Graham (b. 1918)

Gerald Wilson (b. 1918)

Candido Camero (b. 1921)

Jon Hendricks (b. 1921)

Ray Anthony (b. 1922)

Bob Carter (b. 1922)

Joe Wilder (1922-2014)

Kay Starr (b. 1922)

Sol Yaged (b. 1922)

Toots Thielemans (b. 1922)

Bob Dorough (b. 1923)

Buddy DeFranco (b. 1923)

Eugene Wright (b. 1923)

Johnny Pate (b. 1923)

Orrin Keepnews (b. 1923)

Paul Bacon (b. 1923)

Ralph Sharon (b. 1923)

 

NEARLY 90

 

Armando Peraza (1924-2014)

Rudy Van Gelder (b. 1924)

Little Jimmy Scott (1925-2014)

Roy Haynes (b. 1925)

Tony Bennett (b. 1926)

 

Any additions welcome!

You can take Gerald Wilson off the list.

 

But consider Goode a good pick (no pun intended). Innovatory, British (albeit Carribean origin) and a winner of the Parliamentary jazz award, so obitable on that score alone. The Guardian will definitely cover his passing.

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Acker Bilk, responsible for Stranger on the Shore and

, has died at 85

Probably the biggest death on this thread so far !

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RIP Mr Acker Bilk

 

jazz2-acker-bilk.jpg

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Octogenerian jazz flugelhornist, Clark Terry, was wrongly reported to be dead on Wikipedia earlier this evening. He's now officially alive again, but he did retire from public preformances earlier this year for health reasons and is known to have suffered from colon cancer and diabetes, which has caused him to lose his sight.

Clark Terry is seriously ill with heart problems. He's currently "smiling and joking with friends" in the intensive care unit of a Kansas hospital. If he happens to survive until next year, I think he would be a good inclusion for the 2009 DL.

Clark Terry enters hospice care

 

http://clarkterry.com/

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Octogenerian jazz flugelhornist, Clark Terry, was wrongly reported to be dead on Wikipedia earlier this evening. He's now officially alive again, but he did retire from public preformances earlier this year for health reasons and is known to have suffered from colon cancer and diabetes, which has caused him to lose his sight.

Clark Terry is seriously ill with heart problems. He's currently "smiling and joking with friends" in the intensive care unit of a Kansas hospital. If he happens to survive until next year, I think he would be a good inclusion for the 2009 DL.

Clark Terry enters hospice care

 

http://clarkterry.com/

 

Clark Terry no longer requires hospice care http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/22/us-people-clarkterry-idUSKBN0LQ07L20150222

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Today is International Jazz Day. Concert being streamed live here. http://jazzday.com/ Anyone looking for potential jazz picks, enjoy.

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Bob Belden, known for his grammy-winning orchestral jazz piece, 'The Black Dahlia' is dead at 58:

 

http://slippedisc.com/2015/05/jazz-suffers-two-heavy-losses/

 

The obit mentions another 'heavy loss' for jazz, Bruce Lundvall, who rejuvenated the Blue Note Label by signing artists like Norah Jones and Bobby McFerrin.

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