Category Archives: Passings

Joe Ciavardone, Rest In Peace

Trombonist Joe Ciavardone died last week. He was a veteran of many of the finest big bands of the post WWII Era, and a friend. If you knew Joe and would like to leave a comment in the online memorial … Continue reading

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Lou Colombo dies in car crash

The popular veteran trumpeter Lou Colombo died in a car crash on his way home from a gig in Florida last Saturday night. He will be sorely missed, especially in his home base area of Cape Cod. There is an … Continue reading

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February Passings

Well-known, maybe should be better-known, pianist Mike Melvoin, and saxophonist Red Holloway, left us this past month. Veteran jazz and studio session pianist Mike Melvoin was one of those musicians who was heard more than he was known. He was … Continue reading

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