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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Wallace Roney (May 25, 1960 - March 31, 2020)

Covid - 19 has claimed another victim from the jazz world. Trumpet player Wallace Roney died earlier today having succumbed to complications from the virus.

One of the most outstanding players of his generation, a former Jazz Messenger and the only trumpet player Miles Davis accepted as a student, Roney went on to win DownBeat polls, record many albums as leader as well as recording with others such as Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Williams.

I'm grateful to publicist Lydia Liebman for passing on the sad news  (and the photo) and will add a link when the major obituaries appear.

Wallace Roney was 59.

May he Rest In Peace.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Oh, that's such sad news.

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