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Necrology: 2005


  • Abdallah, A.J., jazz percussionist, d. 1/4/2005 in Ferndale, MI at 36. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Adkins, Hasil, rockabilly musician, d. 4/26/2005 in Charleston, WV at 67; b. in Boone County, WV. latimes.com, 4/29/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings29.1apr29,1,5716828.story}.
    d. near Madison, WV at 68. New York Times online, 4/30/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/30/arts/music/30adkins.html}.
    d. 4/25/2005. Rolling Stone, no. 974, 5/19/2005.

  • Aitken, Laurel, "Godfather of Ska", d. 7/17/2005 in England at 78; b. Oliver Stephens 4/22/1927 in Cuba. Beat, v. 24 no. 5, 2005.

  • Alarik, Steve, folk presenter, d. 6/12/2005 at 57. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Albanese, Francesco, Italian tenor, d. 6/11/2005 in Rome; b. 8/13/1912 in Naples. Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005.
    b. at Torre del Greco, Naples. Opera, v. 56 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Alexander, Leni, d. 2005; b. 1924 in Breslau, Poland. Revista Musical Chilena, v. 59, no. 204, July-December 2005.

  • Allen, Ricky, blues/soul singer, d. 5/29/2005 at 69. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Alley, Eddie, jazz drummer, d. 2005 in San Francisco, CA at 94 Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Amstell, Billy, jazz reeds player, d. 12/19/2005 in London, England at 94. Cadence, v. 32 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Andes, Keith, actor and singer, d. 11/11/2005 in Santa Clarita, CA at 85; b. 1920. chicagotribune.com, 11/28/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0511280234nov28,1,7881497.story}; Boston.com, 11/28/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/11/28/keith_andes_85_singer_actor_played_opposite_monroe_in_film/}.
    b. John Charles Andes 7/12/1920 in Ocean City, NJ. New York Times On the Web, 11/30/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/30/arts/30andes.html}.

  • Antonio-Muenzinger, Karen, trumpeter, d. 1/29/2005 in Roslindale, MA at 40; b. in Mamaroneck, NY. Boston.com, 2/1/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/01/karen_antonio_muenzinger_classical_trumpeter_at_40/}.

  • Aprahamian, Felix, English critic, d. 1/15/2005. Martin Anderson on AMS-L, 1/15/2005.
    d. in London; b. 6/5/1914 in London. Organ, v. 84, no. 331, February-May 2005; Diapason, v. 96 no. 3, March 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.
    also organ specialist. Gramophone, v. 82, no. 991, April 2005.
    b. 6/1/1914. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Archer, Herb Sisson, Rev., organist, music minister, and piano teacher, d. 8/17/2005 in Atlanta, GA; b. 11/3/1922 in Seneca, SC. American Organist, v. 39 no. 12, December 2005.

  • Aretz, Isabel, ethnomusicologist and composer, d. 6/2005 in Buenos Aires; b. 1913. Revista Musical Chilena, v. 59, no. 204, July-December 2005.

  • Armstrong, Jackie (actually George), jazz trombonist, d. 7/16/2005; b. 4/13/1920 in Consett, County Durham, England. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 12, December 2005. d. in England. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Arnett, Agnes Reichardt, piano teacher, d. 4/2005. Piano Guild Notes, v. 55 no. 4, Spring 2006.

  • Arnone, Don, jazz guitarist, d. 6/16/2005 at 86. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.
    Don Arone, d. ca. 9/1/2005 at 85. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Aronowitz, Al, rock journalist, d. 8/1/2005 in Elizabeth, NJ at 77. CNN.com, 8/2/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/books/08/02/deaths.ap/index.html}.
    b. in Bordentown, NJ. New York Times On the Web, 8/4/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/04/arts/music/04aronowitz.html}.
    b. Alfred Gilbert Aronowitz. latimes.com, 8/5/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-aronowitz5aug05,0,6906896.story}.
    b. 1928. Rolling Stone, no. 981, 8/25/2005.

  • Arvanitas, George, jazz pianist, d. ca. 9/24/2005 in France at 74. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Astrup, Arne, jazz saxophonist and discographer, d. 9/22/2005 in Denmark at 83. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.
    d. 10/2005; b. 8/17/1922 in Esbjerg, Denmark. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 12, December 2005.

  • Avayou, Albert, jazz sideman and singer, d. 11/20/2005 in Philadelphia, PA at 93; b. in Atlantic City. philly.com, 12/1/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/13297051.htm}.

  • Ayres, James Norton, organist, violist, tenor, conductor, composer, arranger, festival organizer, choir director, and professor of music, d. 11/23/2005 in Hanover, NH at 86; b. in Granville, NY. American Organist, v. 40 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Baar, Robert, voice teacher and choral and orchestral conductor, d. 2005; b. 1923. Choral Journal, v. 45 no. 10, May 2005.

  • Babiracki, Richard, nightclub owner, d. 2/5/2005 in Orange, CA at 56. latimes.com, 2/8/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-babiracki8feb08,1,7732473.story}.

  • Bailey, Benny, jazz trumpeter, d. 4/14/2005 in Amsterdam at 79; b. Ernest Harold Bailey 8/13/1925 in Cleveland. New York Times online, 5/9/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/09/arts/09bailey.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Bailey, Derek, English guitarist, d. 12/25/2005 in London at 75; b. in Sheffield, Yorkshire. New York Times On the Web, 12/30/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/30/arts/30bailey.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 992, 1/26/2006; Cadence, v. 32 no. 2, February 2006.
    d. 12/24/2005; b. 1932. Jazz Journal International, v. 59 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Bailey, Dexter, organist, accompanist, and choral conductor, d. 4/11/2005 in Chicago, IL at 58; b. in Michigan. Diapason, v. 96 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Baker, Robert, organist and choirmaster, d. 1/24/2005 in Hamden, CT at 88; b. 1916 in Pontiac, IL. Diapason, v. 96 no. 3, March 2005.
    Robert Stevens Baker. American Organist, v. 39 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Baldry, "Long" John, British blues singer, d. 7/21/2005 in Vancouver, BC at 64. AOL.com, 7/22/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20050722142709990001}; latimes.com, 7/23/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings23jul23,1,636205.story}; CNN.com, 7/25/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/25/obit.baldry.ap/index.html}; New York Times On the Web, 7/25/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/25/arts/25baldry.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 981, 8/25/2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.
    b. in East Maddon, England. philly.com, 7/24/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12210212.htm}.
    d. 7/22/2005. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Balliett, Whitney, jazz critic, d. 2/1/2007 in Manhattan at 80; b. 4/17/1926 in Manhattan. New York Sun online, 2/2/2007 {http://www.nysun.com/pf.php?id=47897}; New York Times On the Web, 2/3/2007 {http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/03/arts/music/03balliett.html}; NEWYORKER.COM, 2/5/2007 {http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/070212ta_talk_gopnik}.
    Whitney Lyon Balliett. washingtonpost.com, 2/2/2007 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/01/AR2007020102097.html}; Independent Online Edition, 2/5/2007 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article2237646.ece}; Guardian Unlimited, 2/5/2007 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2005883,00.html}.

  • Bamford, Bernice M. Scott, organist and piano teacher, d. 4/27/2005 in Troy, NY at 93; b. in Toronto, Canada. American Organist, v. 39 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Bamforth, Dennis, founder of the recorder orchestra, composer, and arranger, d. 12/3/2005. American Recorder, v. 47 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Baney, Dave, jazz guitarist, d. 9/11/2005 in Chicago, IL at 62. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Banks, Alvin "Buddy", jazz bassist, d. 8/7/2005 in Las Vegas, NV. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Barclay, Eddie, French music producer, d. 5/12/2005 in Paris at 84. Boston.com, 5/14/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/05/14/eddie_barclay_84_music_producer/}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 7, July 2005.
    also jazz pianist and composer, d. 5/13/2005; b. Édouard Ruault 1/26/1921 in Paris. New York Times On the Web, 5/22/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/nyregion/22barclay.html}.

  • Barlow, Alan, British opera designer, d. 4/19/2005 in King's Lynn at 78; b. 12/14/1926 in Coventry. Opera, v. 56 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Barnard, Len, jazz drummer and bandleader, d. 11/4/2005 in Sydney, Australia at 76. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Barnes, Frances H., organist, pianist, piano teacher, and choral director, d. 5/6/2005 in Albany, NY at 89; b. 2/7/1916 in Grafton, WV. American Organist, v. 39 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Barnes, Frederick J., organist, d. 8/22/2005 in River Falls, WI at 61. American Organist, v. 39 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Barron, Blue, big-band leader, d. 7/16/2005 in Baltimore, MD at 91; b. Harry Freidman 11/19/1913 in Cleveland, OH. New York Times On the Web, 7/23/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/23/arts/music/23barron.html}.
    b. Harry Freedlin. latimes.com, 7/23/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-barron23jul23,1,4892564.story}.
    b. Harry Friedman. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Bartlet, M. Elizabeth ("Beth"), musicologist, d. 9/11/2005. Bruce Gustafson on MLA-L, 9/11/2005.
    M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet; b. 1948. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 1, February 2006.

  • Bastien, James William, pianist and educator, d. 12/7/2005 in La Jolla, CA at 71; b. 4/10/1934 in Bellingham, WA. New York Times On the Web, 1/29/2006 {http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/29/arts/music/29BASTIEN.html}; chicagotribune.com, 1/30/2006 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0601300116jan30,1,3822825.story}.

  • Bauer, Billy (William Henry), pioneering jazz guitarist and teacher, d. 6/17/2005 in Melville, NY at 89; b. 11/14/1915 in The Bronx. New York Times On the Web, 6/23/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/23/arts/music/23bauer.html}; Boston.com, 6/24/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/06/24/billy_bauer_89_jazz_guitarist_became_teacher_writer/}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.
    d. in Albertson, Long Island, NY. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 8, August 2005; Downbeat, v. 72 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Baxtresser, Margaret, pianist and teacher, d. 6/6/2005 in Akron, OH at 82; b. Margaret Barthel 6/10/1922. Ohio.com, 6/9/2005 {http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/11851306.htm}.

  • Beament, James, acoustician, d. at 83. Strad, v. 116, no 1383, June 2005.

  • Beaver, Christopher Kent, Rev., organist and music minister, d. 6/26/2005 in Bluffton, SC at 43; b. 11/28/1961 in Smithfield, NC. American Organist, v. 39 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Bechtel, Dale, violinist, d. 2005? in Honolulu at 84; b. in Ohio. Strad, v. 116, no. 1387, November 2005.

  • Beck, Will E., organist and choir director, d. 4/12/2005 in Scranton, PA at 96; b. near Hanover, PA. American Organist, v. 40 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Bedori, Gianni, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 1/21/2005 in Milan, Italy at 74. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Béhague, Gerard, ethnomusicologist, d. 6/13/2005; b. 1937. Personal email from Andrew Dell'Antonio, forwarded to AMS-L by Scott Warfield on 6/13/2005.
    d. in Austin, TX; b. 11/2/1937 in Montpellier, France. SEM Newsletter, v. 39 no. 4, September 2005; Revista Musical Chilena, v. 59, no. 204, July-December 2005.

  • Behr, Randall, conductor, d. 9/6/2005 in Bloomington, IN at 53. SFGate.com, 9/14/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/14/BAG7SEN93Q1.DTL}.
    d. 9/8/2005; b. 1952 in Modesto, CA. Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005.

  • Bell, Paddie, Scottish folk singer, d. 8/3/2005 at 74. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Bennett, Martyn, folk/techno fiddler, d. at 34. Strad, v. 116, no. 1380, April 2005.
    Scottish; also dance innovator, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist, d. 1/30/2005 at 33; b. 2/20/1971. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Benson, Elizabeth Wingate, organist, d. 1/21/2005 in Albany, NY at 66; b. 1/7/1939 in Monclair, NJ. American Organist, v. 39 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Benson, Renaldo "Obie", Motown singer, d. 7/1/2005 in Detroit, MI at 69. CNN.com, 7/2/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/02/obit.benson.ap/index.html}; latimes.com, 7/2/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-benson2jul02,1,6274603.story}.
    also songwriter; b. 1936 in Detroit. New York Times On the Web, 7/2/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/02/arts/music/02benson.html}. b. 6/14/1936. Independent Online Edition, 7/6/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article296847.ece}; Rolling Stone, no. 979, 7/28/2005.

  • Benson, Warren, composer, writer, and educator, d. 10/6/2005 in Rochester, NY at 81; b. 1/26/1924 in Detroit, MI. DemocratandChronicle.com, 10/11/2005 {http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051011/NEWS01/510110332/1002/NEWS}.

  • Bentley, Ron, jazz guitarist and Berklee adminstrator, d. 9/15/2005 in Concord, MA at 60. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Berberian, Ara, operatic and musical theatre bass, d. 2/21/2005 in Boyton Beach, FL at 74; b. 5/14/1930 in Detroit, MI. New York Times online, 2/24/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/24/arts/music/24berberian.html}; Boston.com, 2/27/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/27/ara_berberian_74_was_operatic_bass/}; Opera America Newsline, v. 14 no. 7, April 2005; Opera News, v. 69 no. 11, May 2005; Opera, v. 56 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Berman, Lazar, Russian classical pianist, d. 2/6/2005 in Florence, Italy at 74; b. in Leningrad/St. Petersburg. AOL.com, 2/8/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?type=4&cat=0806&id=2005020806540001357359}; latimes.com, 2/9/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-berman9feb09,1,1757188.story}; washingtonpost.com, 2/10/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12621-2005Feb9.html}; philly.com, 2/10/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/10865251.htm}; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.
    Lazar Naumovich Berman; b. 2/26/1930. Independent Online Edition, 2/9/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=609152}; New York Times online, 2/9/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/09/arts/music/09berman.html}; Guardian Unlimited online, 2/14/2005 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/obituary/0,12723,1412351,00.html}; Gramophone, v. 82, no. 992, May 2005; Orchester, v. 53 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Bernard, Annabelle, d. 1/29/2005. NOA Notes, v. 28 no. 3, May/June 2005.

  • Berry, Jody, jazz vocalist, d. 1/15/2005 in Beverly Hills, CA at 68. Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.

  • Bertini, Gary, Israeli conductor and composer, d. 3/17/2005 in Tel Hashomer, Israel at 77; b. 5/1/1927 in Brichevo, Bessarabia (now Moldova). New York Times online, 3/25/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/25/arts/music/25bertini.html}; Opera News, v. 69 no. 12, June 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005.
    b. in Bichevo, Bessarabia (now Moldova). Opera, v. 56 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Betts, Keter, jazz bassist, d. 8/6/2005 in Silver Spring, MD at 77; b. William Thomas Betts 7/22/1928 in Port Chester, NY. Boston.com, 8/8/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/08/keter_betts_jazz_bassist_was_on_the_top_plateau/}; washingtonpost.com, 8/8/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/07/AR2005080700935.html}; New York Times On the Web, 8/22/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/22/arts/music/22betts.html}; Downbeat, v. 72 no. 11, November 2005.
    b. 7/25/1928. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 10, October 2005.
    Keeter Betts. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Beverst, George E., teacher of piano, voice, and music theory, and composer, d. 2/10/2007 in Warren, MI at 77; b. 1930 in New York, NY. Daily Tribune, 2/12/2007 {http://www.dailytribune.com/stories/021207/obi_20070212005.shtml}.

  • Bishop, George, jazz flutist and reeds player, d. 10/13/2005 at about 63. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Bissex, Rachel, folk singer, d. 2/20/2005 in Burlington, VT at 48; b. in Massachusetts. Boston.com, 2/25/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/25/rachel_bissex_at_48_was_renowned_vermont_folk_singer/}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Bithell, Joe, jazz tubist, d. 2/19/2005 in San Mateo, CA at 76. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Bithikotsis, Grigoris, Greek folk singer and songwriter, d. 4/7/2005 at 82. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Blackburn, Sean, cowboy singer and guitarist, d. 9/29/2005 in Golden, CO at 56. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.
    b. 12/13/1948 in Minnesota. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Blackwell, Charles, jazz drummer, d. 3/11/2005 in Philadelphia, PA at 78. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Boelzner, Gordon, music director of New York City Ballet, d. 8/17/2005 in Manhattan at 68; b. in Inglewood, CA. New York Times On the Web, 8/22/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/22/arts/dance/22boel.html}.

  • Boland, Francy, jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, d. 8/12/2005 in Geneva at 75; b. in Belgium. Boston.com, 8/15/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/15/francy_boland_jazz_pianist/}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.
    b. François Boland 11/6/1929 in Namur, Belgium. washingtonpost.com, 8/14/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/14/AR2005081401055.html}.
    also bandleader. New York Times On the Web, 8/22/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/22/arts/music/22boland.html}; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Borba, Emilinha, Brazilian singer, d. 10/3/2005 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 82. STLtoday.com, 10/4/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BORBA?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Borriello, Mario, Italian baritone, d. 1/14/2005 in Rome at 91; b. 6/28/1913 in Brindisi. Opera, v. 56 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Botts, Mike, rock drummer, d. 12/9/2005 in Burbank, CA at 61. Rolling Stone, no. 992, 1/26/2006.

  • Bradley, Clive, Trinidadian bandleader and arranger, mainly for steel band, d. 11/26/2005 in Port of Spain, Trinidad at 69; b. in Port of Spain. New York Times On the Web, 12/01/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/01/arts/music/01bradley.html}.

  • Bradshaw, Susan, pianist, writer, and teacher, d. 1/30/2005; b. 9/8/1932. Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.
    d. in London; b. 9/8/1931 in St. Mellons. Tempo, v. 59, no. 233, July 2005.

  • Brainin, Norbert, violinist, d. 4/10/2005 in Harrow, England at 82; b. 3/12/1923 in Vienna. New York Times On the Web, 4/16/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/16/arts/music/16brainin.html}; Strad, v. 116, no 1383, June 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005; Gramophone, v. 83, no. 994, July 2005.

  • Brandon, John Raymond, band teacher, d. 12/5/2005 in North Little Rock, AR at 98; b. 1907 in Thornton, AR. Instrumentalist, v. 60 no. 9, April 2006.

  • Breeden, David, clarinetist, d. 6/22/2005 in San Mateo, CA at 58; b. in Fort Worth, TX. SFGate.com, 6/24/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/24/BAGV9DEE0B1.DTL}.

  • Bregman-Taney, Janet, fiddler, d. 11/24/2005 at 54. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Bricker, Pam, jazz vocalist, d. 2/20/2005 in Washington, DC at 50. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Briselli, Iso, Russian violinist, d. 4/9/2005 in Philadelphia, PA at 92; b. in Odessa. philly.com, 4/11/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11362652.htm}.

  • Brito, Phil, jazz vocalist, d. 10/28/2005 in Newark, NJ at 90. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Bronhill, June, Australian soprano, d. 1/25/2005 at 75; b. June Gough 6/26/1929 in Broken Hill, New South Wales. Times Online, 2/16/2005 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1485619,00.html}; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005; Gramophone, v. 82, no. 991, April 2005.
    d. in Sydney. Opera, v. 56 no. 4, April 2005; Opera News, v. 69 no. 10, April 2005.

  • Brooke, Gwydion, bassoonist, d. 2005? at 93. Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005.
    d. 3/27/2005; b. Frederick James Gwydion Holbrooke 2/16/1912 in Suffolk. Gramophone, v. 83, no. 994, July 2005.

  • Brooks, Roy, jazz drummer, d. 11/16/2005 at 67 in Detroit, MI; b. 9/3/1938 in Detroit. Jazz Journal International, v. 59 no. 1, January 2006; Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Brott, Alexander, Canadian conductor, composer, violinist, and pedagogue, d. 4/1/2005 in Montreal, Quebec; b. 3/14/1915 in Montreal. Montreal Gazette, 4/1/2005.

  • Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth", blues, country, jazz, and Cajun singer, guitarist, and arranger, d. 9/10/2005 in Orange, TX at 81; b. in Vinton, LA. CNN.com, 9/11/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/11/gatemouthbrown.obit.ap/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 9/11/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_GATEMOUTH_BROWN?SITE=MOSTP}; chicagotribune.com, 9/12/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0509120163sep12,1,6439688.story}; philly.com, 9/12/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12620980.htm}; New York Times On the Web, 9/12/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/12/arts/music/12brown.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.
    b. 1924. AOL.com, 9/11/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20050911235209990011}.
    b. 4/18/1924. washingtonpost.com, 9/11/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/11/AR2005091101392.html}; seattletimes.com, 9/12/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002488591_gatemouthobit12.html}.
    d. 9/11/2005. Guardian Unlimited, 9/20/2005 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1574067,00.html}.
    d. 9/5/2005. Downbeat, v. 72 no. 11, November 2005.
    also violinist and harmonica player. Strad, v. 116, no. 1387, November 2005.

  • Brown, Danny Joe, rock singer, d. 3/10/2005 in Davie, FL at 53. CNN.com, 3/15/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/15/obit.brown.ap/index.html}; ABC News online, 3/14/2005 {http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=580915}; Boston.com, 3/20/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/20/danny_joe_brown_53_was_lead_singer_for_southern_rock_band_molly_hatchet/}.
    b. in Jacksonville, FL. New York Times online, 3/16/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/16/arts/music/16brown.html}.

  • Brown, Oscar, Junior, jazz singer and songwriter, d. 5/28/2005 in Chicago, IL; b. 10/10/1926 in Chicago. Independent Online Edition, 5/31/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=642840}.
    also playwright and actor, d. 5/29/2005. New York Times On the Web, 5/31/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/31/arts/music/31brown.html}.
    Oscar Cicero Brown Jr., d. 5/29/2005. washingtonpost.com, 5/31/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/30/AR2005053001006_2.html}.
    d. 5/29/2005. Cadence, v. 31 no. 7, July 2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Brown, Robert E., ethnomusicologist, d. 2005; b. 1927. SEM Newsletter, v. 40 no. 2, March 2006.

  • Bujones, Fernando, ballet dancer, d. 11/10/2005 in Miami, FL at 50; b. 3/9/1955 in Miami. New York Times On the Web, 11/11/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/11/arts/dance/11bujones.html}.

  • Bunker, Larry, jazz drummer, d. 3/8/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 76. New York Times On the Web, 3/27/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/27/arts/music/27bunker.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.
    Lawrence Benjamin "Larry" Bunker; b. 11/4/1928 in Long Beach, CA. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Bunting, Christopher, British cellist and pedagogue, d. 2005? at 80. Strad, v. 116, no. 1386, October 2005.
    also composer. Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.

  • Burgh, Steve, record producer and session guitarist, d. 2/7/2005 in Kingston, NY at 54; b. in Trenton. New York Times online, 2/9/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/09/arts/music/09burgh.html}.
    also songwriter. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Burns, James A., composer, professor of chant, organist, and choirmaster, d. 2/3/2005; b. 1924 in New Orleans. Diapason, v. 96 no. 4, April 2005.
    a.k.a. Brother Gregory; d. in Jersey City, NJ. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005; Sacred Music, v. 132 no. 1, Spring 2005.

  • Burnside, R.L., blues singer and guitarist, d. 9/1/2005 in Memphis, TN at 78; b. 11/23/1926 in Harmontown, MS. AOL.com, 9/1/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20050901233609990004}; New York Times On the Web, 9/2/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/02/arts/02burnside.html}; SFGate.com, 9/3/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/03/BAGNQEHS381.DTL}; Rolling Stone, no. 983, 9/22/2005; Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005; Downbeat, v. 72 no. 11, November 2005 Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.
    b. Robert Lee Burnside. latimes.com, 9/2/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-burnside2sep02,1,5177759.story}; Boston.com, 9/3/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/03/rl_burnside_blues_legend_influenced_a_generation_78/}; washingtonpost.com, 9/4/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/03/AR2005090301389.html}.

  • Burrell, Big Joe, jazz saxophonist, d. 2/2/2005 in Burlington, VT at 80. Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.

  • Burrows, Clive, British bari saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, d. 1/7/2005; b. 7/14/1939. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 4, April 2005; Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Burton, Deena, expert on Indonesian dance and music, d. 4/3/2005 in Queens, NY at 56; b. in New York City. New York Times online, 4/18/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/18/arts/dance/18burton.html}.

  • Butler, George Wild Child, jazz harmonica player and vocalist, d. 3/1/2005 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada at 68. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.
    George "Wild Child" Butler, also songwriter. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Byrd, Jerry, country and Hawaiian steel guitarist, d. 4/11/2005 in Honolulu, HI at 85; b. in Nashville. New York Times online, 4/17/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/17/arts/music/17byrd.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 974, 5/19/2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Caldwell, Robert, jazz guitarist, d. 8/9/2005 in Minneapolis, MN at 81. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Calvin, "Unka" Jim, banjo and fiddle player, d. 9/23/2005 at 52. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Camarata, Salvador "Tutti", big-band trumpeter, composer, and arranger, d. 4/13/2005 in Burbank, CA at 91; b. 5/11/1913 in Glen Ridge, NJ. latimes.com, 4/18/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-camarata18apr18,1,3411676.story}; New York Times online, 4/19/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/19/arts/music/19camarata.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.
    Salvadore "Tutti" Camarata. Boston.com, 4/20/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/04/20/salvadore_camarata_91_composer_arranger/}.
    Salvatore "Tutti" Camarata. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Camp, Hamilton, folk singer and songwriter, comedian, and actor, d. 10/2/2005 in Hancock Park, CA at 70; b. Bob Camp 10/30/1934 in London. latimes.com, 10/5/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-camp5oct05,1,2611232.story}; Rolling Stone, no. 986, 11/3/2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Campbell, "Little" Milton, blues singer, songwriter and guitarist (son of "Big" Milton Campbell), d. 8/4/2005 in Memphis, TN at 71. AOL.com, 8/4/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20050803175209990027}; Downbeat, v. 72 no. 11, November 2005.
    Little Milton; b. James Milton Campbell 9/7/1934 in Inverness, MS. New York Times On the Web, 8/5/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/05/obituaries/05milton.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 981, 8/25/2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.
    d. at 70. philly.com, 8/8/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12327762.htm}. d. in Chicago, IL. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.
    d. in Memphis, TN. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Canales, Laura, Tejano singer, d. 4/16/2005 in Corpus Christi, TX at 50; b. in Kingville, TX. CNN.com, 4/19/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/19/obit.canales.ap/index.html}; New York Times On the Web, 4/20/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/20/arts/music/20canales.html}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Cannon, Beckman C., musicologist, d. 10/19/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 2, August 2006.

  • Capaldi, Jim (Nicola James), rock drummer and songwriter, d. 1/28/2005 in London at 60; b. in Evesham, England. New York Times online, 1/29/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/29/arts/music/29capaldi.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 968, 2/24/2005.

  • Cappone, Giusto, violist, d. 2005 at 86; b. 1919. Strad, v. 116, no. 1383, July 2005.

  • Cappuccilli, Piero, Italian baritone, d. 7/12/2005 in Trieste, Italy at 75; b. in Trieste. New York Times On the Web, 7/21/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/21/arts/music/21cappuccilli.html}; Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.
    b. 11/9/1926. Opera News, v. 70 no. 4, October 2005; Opera, v. 56 no. 9, September 2005; Gramophone, v. 83, no. 997, 2005.

  • Cardy, Patrick, Canadian composer and music professor, d. 3/24/2005 in Ottawa; b. 1953 in Toronto. CBC.CA, 3/25/2005 {http://ottawa.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=ot-cardy20050325}.
    Patrick Robert Thomas Cardy; b. 8/22/1953. Ottawa Citizen, 3/26/2005.

  • Carley, Joseph G., Jr., jazz clarinetist, d. 8/19/2005 in Crofton, MD at 84. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Carmen, Jack, jazz trombonist, d. 8/2005 in Huntington, NY at 78. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Carmines, Al, Rev., composer, singer, and actor in avant-garde theater, d. 8/9/2005 in Manhattan at 69; b. Alvin Allison Carmines Jr. 7/25/1936 in Hampton, VA. New York Times On the Web, 8/13/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/13/arts/13carmines.html}.

  • Carosio, Margherita, soprano, d. at 96. Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.
    d. 1/10/2005; b. 6/7/1908. Gramophone, v. 82, no. 991, April 2005.
    d. in Milan; b. in Genoa. Opera News, v. 69 no. 10, April 2005.

  • Carpenter, Hoyle, musicologist, d. 4/4/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 35 no. 2, August 2005.
    Hoyle D. Carpenter, also composer, organist, pianist, oboist, and clarinetist. American Organist, v. 39 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Carpenter, Humphrey, British biographer and broadcaster, d. 1/4/2005 at 58; b. 4/29/1946 in Oxford. Gramophone, v. 82, no. 990, March 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.

  • Carter, Joe, country musician, d. 3/2/2005 in Maces Springs, VA at 78. Boston.com, 3/5/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/05/joe_carter_at_78_member_of_famed_country_music_family/}; latimes.com, 3/5/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings5.1mar05,1,5423649.story}; New York Times online, 3/5/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/05/arts/music/05carter.html}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Carter, Lou, jazz pianist, d. 9/24/2005 in Littlefield, NJ at 87. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Casey, Al, jazz guitarist, d. 9/11/2005 in Manhattan at 89; b. 9/15/1915 in Louisville, KY. New York Times On the Web, 9/13/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/13/arts/music/13casey.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.
    b. Albert Aloysius Casey. washingtonpost.com, 9/14/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/13/AR2005091301905.html}; latimes.com, 9/15/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-casey15sep15,1,1504219.story}; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 12, December 2005.
    also bandleader. Independent Online Edition, 9/15/2006 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article312695.ece}.

  • Chalupka, Elizabeth Paul, organist, choir director, and teacher, d. 12/5/2005 in Evanston, IL at 72; b. 5/7/1933 in Jacksonville, IL. Diapason, v. 97 no. 2, February 2006; American Organist, v. 40 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Chan, Man Seng, luthier, d. 2005? in London at 57; b. 1947 in Singapore. Strad, v. 116, no. 1377, January 2005.

  • Chance, Floyd "Lightnin', country and bluegrass bassist, d. 4/11/2005 at 79. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Charles, Chili, jazz percussionist, d. 5/28/2005 in Hilo, HI at 58. Cadence, v. 31 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Chase, Dorothy, folk storyteller and instrumentalist, d. 6/11/2005 at 85. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Chitty, Stella, British opera manager, d. 6/17/2005 at 77; b. 3/11/1928. Opera, v. 56 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Clark, John Paul, music professor, organist, and choir director, d. 9/17/2005 in Pasadena, CA at 89; b. 12/6/1915 in El Centro, CA. American Organist, v. 39 no. 12, December 2005.

  • Clarke, Jon, multi-instrumental jazz & rock studio musician, d. 6/10/2005 in Kauai, HI at 54. Boston.com, 6/15/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/06/15/jon_clarke_54_recording_musician/}.

  • Clear, Thomas L., record collector, d. 1/11/2005 in Jamaica, Queens, NY at 83. American Organist, v. 39 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Clements, Joy, coloratura soprano, d. 10/24/2005; b. 4/29/1932 in Dayton, OH. Opera News, v. 71 no. 3, September 2006.

  • Clements, Vassar, fiddle virtuoso and studio musician, d. 8/16/2005 in Nashville, TN at 77; b. in Kinard, SC. AOL.com, 8/16/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20050816142309990003}; CNN.com, 8/16/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/16/obit.clements.ap/index.html}; seattletimes.com, 8/17/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002442298_clementsobit17.html}; Strad, v. 116, no. 1386, October 2005; Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.
    d. "at his home outside Nashville"; b. 4/25/1928 in Kinard, FL. washingtonpost.com, 8/16/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/16/AR2005081601551.html}; STLtoday.com, 8/16/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_CLEMENTS}.
    b. in Kinards, SC. Boston.com, 8/17/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/17/vassar_clements_77_fiddler_played_with_array_of_bands/}; New York Times On the Web, 8/17/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/17/arts/music/17clements.html}.

  • Cohen, Isidore, violinist and teacher, d. 6/23/2005 in The Bronx at 82; b. 12/16/1922 in Brooklyn. New York Times On the Web, 6/28/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/arts/music/28cohen.html}; Boston.com, 6/28/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/06/28/isidore_cohen_at_82_violinist_was_concertmaster_chamber_musician_and_teacher/}; Strad, v. 116, no. 1385; Orchester, v. 53 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Coleman, Bill, jazz trumpeter, d. 7/27/2005 in France at 81. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Coleman, Carmel, bluegrass banjo player and instrument repairman, d. 2/10/2005 at 71. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Collins, Art, longtime manager for Iggy Pop, d. 7/27/2005 in Pine Bush, NY at 52. Rolling Stone, no. 981, 8/25/2005.

  • Collins, Lyn, R&B/funk singer, d. 3/13/2005 in Pasadena, CA at 56; b. in Dime Box, TX. New York Times online, 3/16/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/16/arts/music/16collins.html}.

  • Collins, Mickey, jazz drummer, d. 6/21/2005 in Willingboro, NJ at 79. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Comissiona, Sergiu, conductor, d. 3/5/2005 in Oklahoma City at 76; b. in Bucharest, Romania. washingtonpost.com, 3/7/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12672-2005Mar6.html}; Boston.com, 3/7/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/07/sergiu_comissiona_conductor_transformed_music_orchestras/}; latimes.com, 3/8/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-comissiona8mar08,1,2180294.story}; philly.com, 3/10/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11099860.htm}; Strad, v. 116, no. 1381, May 2005 Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005.
    b. 1928. New York Times online, 3/7/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/07/arts/music/07comissiona.html}.
    b. 6/16/1928. Independent Online Edition, 3/11/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=618788}; Opera News, v. 69 no. 11, May 2005.

  • Cone, Edward T., musicologist, d. Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.

  • Connealy, Mary Jo, artist manager, d. 2005? Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.

  • Conroy, Frank, writer and jazz pianist, d. 4/6/2005 in Iowa City, IA at 69; b. 1/15/1936 in New York City. New York Times online, 4/7/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/07/books/07conroy.html}; CNN.com, 4/7/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/books/04/07/obit.conroy.ap/index.html}.

  • Cooke, Arnold, British composer, d. 8/13/2005 at 99. American Organist, v. 39 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Coral, Lenore, music librarian, d. 3/2005. Jim Cassaro on MLA-L, 4/5/2005. d. 3/8/2005; b. 1939 in Detroit, MI. AMS Newsletter, v. 35 no. 2, August 2005; Fontes Artis Musicae, v. 52 no. 3, July/September 2005.

  • Corvino, Alfredo, professor of dance, d. 8/2/2005 in New York, NY; b. 2/2/1916 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005.

  • Cosenza, Arthur, tenor and opera director, d. 12/27/2005 in New Orleans, LA; b. 10/10/1924 in Philadelphia, PA. Opera News, v. 70 no. 10, April 2006.

  • Costa-Greenspon, Muriel, American mezzo, d. 12/26/2005 in Manhattan at 68; b. 1937 in Detroit, MI. New York Times On the Web, 1/8/2006 {http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/08/arts/music/08greenspon.html}.
    b. 12/1/1937. Opera News, v. 70 no. 10, April 2006.

  • Coutret, Joseph W., organist, d. 7/14/2005 in New York City at 77; b. 7/1927. American Organist, v. 39 no. 12, December 2005.

  • Cowsill, Barry, pop singer and bassist, d. 9/2005 in New Orleans, LA at 51. AOL.com, 1/5/2006 {http://articles.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20060105221809990012}; CNN.com, 1/6/2006 {http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/06/obit.cowsill.ap/index.html}; seattletimes.com, 1/6/2006 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002723545_cowsill06.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 992, 1/26/2006.

  • Crichton, Ronald, music critic, d. 2005? at 91. Musical Times, v. 147, no 1894, Spring 2006.

  • Crow, Elizabeth S., opera supporter and magazine editor, d. 4/4/2005; b. 7/29/1946 in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 69 no. 12, June 2005.

  • Cupp, Vala, jazz vocalist, d. 10/31/2005 in Austin, TX at 51. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Curtis, Chris, rock drummer and singer, d. 2/28/2005 in Liverpool, England at 63; b. Christopher Crummey. Boston.com, 3/2/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/02/chris_curtis_searchers_drummer/}; New York Times online, 3/2/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/02/arts/music/02curtis.html}; latimes.com, 3/2/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings2.2mar02,1,4047388.story}; Rolling Stone, no. 970, 3/24/2005.
    b. 8/26/1941 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. Independent Online Edition, 3/3/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=616249}.

  • da Silva, José Bezerra, Brazilian samba singer, d. 1/17/2005 in Rio de Janeiro at 77; b. 3/9/1927 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. New York Times online, 1/22/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/22/obituaries/22bezerra.html}.

  • D'Amour, Denis "Piggy", Canadian metal guitarist, d. 8/26/2005 in Montreal at 45. AOL.com, 8/29/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20050829214409990006}; CNN.com, 8/30/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/30/music.voivod.reut/index.html}; Boston.com, 8/26/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/04/d_damour_guitarist_in_canadian_thrash_band/}.

  • Dahlquist, Michael, pop musician, d. 7/14/2005 in Chicago at 39. Boston.com, 7/27/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/27/john_r_glick_35_songwriter_guitarist/}.

  • Daley, John, jazz bassist, d. 5/22/2005 in Phoenix, AZ at 74. Cadence, v. 31 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Damron, Allen Wayne, folk singer, poet, and club manager, d. 8/13/2005 in Terlingua, TX at 66; b. 3/1/1939. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Danieli, Lucia, Italian mezzo, d. 1/16/2005 in Lonico (Vicenza) at 76; b. 2/4/1928 in Arzignano (Vicenza). Opera, v. 56 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Dasgupta, Kali, collector of Indian folk music, d. 9/6/2005 at 79. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Davies, Hugh, electronic musician, d. 1/1/2005 at 61. Cadence, v. 31 no. 2, February 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.
    Hugh Seymour Davies; b. 1943 in Exmouth, UK. Computer Music Journal, v. 29 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Davies, Meredith, conductor, d. 3/9/2005; b. 7/30/1922 in Birkenhead, England. Gramophone, v. 83, no. 993, June 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005; Opera, v. 56 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Davies, Peter J., musicologist, d. 7/16/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 2, August 2006.

  • Davis, Mel, jazz trumpeter, d. around 1/3/2005 at about 77. Cadence, v. 31 no. 2, February 2005.

  • Davis, Milton, Columbia College trustee and supporter of the Center for Black Music Research, d. 2/15/2005 at 73. CBMR Digest, v. 18 no. 1, Spring 2005.

  • Davis, Ray, funk singer, d. 7/5/2005 in New Brunswick, NJ at 65; b. 3/29/1940 in Sumter, SC. New York Times On the Web, 7/8/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/08/arts/music/08davis.html}.

  • Davis, Tyrone, R&B singer, d. 2/9/2005 in Chicago at 66; b. in Greenville, MS. latimes.com, 2/11/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings11.1feb11,1,2380261.story}; CNN.com, 2/11/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/02/11/showbuzz/index.html#2}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.
    d. in Hinsdale, IL. New York Times online, 2/14/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/14/arts/music/14davis.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 969, 3/10/2005.

  • Day, Sonny, country accordionist, d. 2/6/2005 in Nashville, TN at 80. New York Times online, 2/9/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/09/arts/music/09day.html}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • de los Angeles, Victoria, Spanish soprano, d. 1/15/2005 in Barcelona at 81; b. Victoria Gomez Cima 11/1/1923 in Barcelona. washingtonpost.com, 1/17/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14735-2005Jan16.html}; Guardian Unlimited online, 1/17/2005 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/obituary/0,12723,1391813,00.html}; Independent Online Edition, 1/17/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=601474}; Opera, v. 56 no. 3, March 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005; Gramophone, v. 82, no. 991, April 2005; Opera News, v. 69 no. 10, April 2005; Orchester, v. 53 no. 3, March 2005.
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    d. 1/14/2005; b. Victoria Gómez Cima. New York Times online, 1/16/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/16/arts/music/16angeles.html}; American Record Guide, v. 68 no. 1, March/April 2005.

  • DeArango, Bill, jazz guitarist, d. 12/26/2005 in East Cleveland, OH at 85 [sic]; b. 9/20/1921 in Cleveland, OH. washingtonpost.com, 1/5/2006 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/04/AR2006010401989.html}; Boston.com, 1/9/2006 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/01/09/bill_dearango_at_85_early_bebop_guitarist_later_blended_jazz_and_rock/}.
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  • Dee, Ann, cabaret singer and club owner, d. 3/22/2005 in Joshua Tree, CA at 85; b. Angela Maria De Spirito. latimes.com, 4/4/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dee4apr04,1,1194682.story}.

  • Deege, Edward Paul, music minister, organist, piano and voice teacher, and singer, d. 4/23/2005 in Bronxville, NY at 77. American Organist, v. 39 no. 8, August 2005.

  • DeLear, Wilma, organist, d. 4/4/2005 in St. Louis, MO. Opus, v. 21 no. 7, May 2005.

  • Delgado, Junior, reggae singer and songwriter, d. 4/10/2005 in London, England; b. Oscar Delgado Hibbert Jr. 8/25/1954 in Kingston, Jamaica. Beat, v. 24 no. 3, 2005.

  • Deniz, Frank, jazz guitarist, d. 7/17/2005 in Hertfordshire, England at 92. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.
    b. 7/31/1912 in Cardiff, Wales. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Denny, Martin, originator of "Exotica" music, d. 3/2/2005 in Honolulu, HI at 93; b. 1911 in New York City. CNN.com, 3/7/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/07/obit.denny.ap/index.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.
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  • Di Giuseppe, Enrico, American tenor, d. 12/31/2005 in Voorhees, NJ at 73; b. 10/14/1932 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times On the Web, 1/6/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/06/arts/06giuseppe.html}; Opera News, v. 70 no. 10, April 2006.
    b. 10/28/1932. Opera, v. 57 no. 4, April 2006.

  • Diamond, David Leo, composer, d. 6/13/2005; b. 7/9/1915 in Rochester, NY. seattletimes.com, 6/14/2005 {http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=diamondobit14m&date=20050614}; New York Times On the Web, 6/15/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/15/arts/music/15diamond.html}; AOL.com, 6/15/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005061506580001872572}; Opera News, v. 70 no. 3, September 2005; Symphony, v 56 no. 5, September/October 2005; Gramophone, v. 83, no. 997, 2005.
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    d. in Brighton (Rochester), NY. American Organist, v. 39 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Dimitrova, Ghena, Bulgarian soprano, d. 6/11/2005 in Milan at 64; b. 5/6/1941 in Beglezh (Beglej), Bulgaria. New York Times On the Web, 6/13/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/13/arts/music/13dimi.html}; Independent Online Edition, 6/13/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=646451}; philly.com, 6/12/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11875930.htm}; Opera News, v. 70 no. 3, September 2005; Opernwelt, v. 46 no. 8, August 2005; Opera, v. 56 no. 9, September 2005.
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  • Dinoff, Walter, tenor, d. 7/21/2005 in Lancashire, England at 80; b. Romeo Vladimir Dinoff 8/18/1924 in Toronto, Canada. Opera, v. 57 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Dorsey, Susan (Riedel), organist and music teacher, d. 5/5/2005 in Lanham, MD at 44. American Organist, v. 39 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Douglass, Jane Fetherlin, organist, harpsichordist, and pianist, d. 3/1/2005; b. in Washington, PA. Tracker, v. 49 no. 3, Summer 2005.

  • Dow, Dorothy, soprano, d. 2/26/2005 in Galveston, TX; b. 10/8/1920 in Houston, TX. Opera News, v. 69 no. 12, June 2005; Opera, v. 56 no. 6, June 2005; Gramophone, v. 83, no. 995, August 2005.

  • Downes, Herbert, violist, d. at 95. Strad, v. 116, no. 1379, March 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005.

  • Downing, Al, singer, songwriter, and pianist in genres including country, rockabilly, rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, and disco, d. 7/4/2005 in Worcester, MA at 65. Boston.com, 7/7/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/07/big_al_downing_65_singer_songwriters_works_spanned_generations_genres/}; New York Times On the Web, 7/8/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/08/arts/music/08downing.html}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.
    b. in Oklahoma. washingtonpost.com, 7/7/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/06/AR2005070602117.html}.

  • Drake, Raymond, jazz pianist, d. 6/24/2005 in Alameda, CA at 90. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Dresslar, Elmer "Len", Jr., singer, voice of the Jolly Green Giant ("Ho ho ho"), d. 10/16/2005 in Palm Springs, CA at 80; b. in Kansas. AOL.com, 10/26/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/tv/article.adp?id=20051026003509990001}; New York Times On the Web, 10/27/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/27/arts/television/27dresslar.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Dryden, Spencer, rock drummer, d. 1/11/2005 in Petaluma, CA at 66; b. in New York City. AOL.com, 1/13/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005011314170001220421}; seattletimes.com, 1/14/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/obituaries/2002150306_drydenobit14.html}.
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    d. 1/10/2005; b. 4/7/1938. Independent Online Edition, 1/17/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=601473}.
    d. 1/11/2005; b. 7/4/1937. Guardian Unlimited online, 1/15/2005 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1390945,00.html}.
    d. 1/10/2005 in Penngrove, CA; b. 4/7/1928. Rolling Stone, no. 967, 2/10/2005.

  • Duncan, Gordon, Scottish piper and composer, d. 12/14/2005 in Scotland at 41. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Dundore, Janet K., carillonneur, organist, pianist, teacher, and composer, d. 3/31/2005 in Philadelphia at 84. philly.com, 4/7/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11329417.htm}.

  • Dunning, Albert, Dutch musicologist, d. 6/2/2005; b. 8/5/1936 in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Personal email from Scott Warfield, forwarded to AMS-L 6/3/2005 by Roberto Illiani; AMS Newsletter, v. 35 no. 2, August 2005.

  • Eason, Louis Djisovi Tkukomi, jazz percussionist, d. 9/21/2005 in Toledo, OH at 56. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Eastham, Richard, stage and screen singer and actor, d. 7/10/2005 in Pacific Palisades, CA at 89; b. Dickinson Swift Eastham 6/22/1916 in Opelousas, LA. Boston.com, 7/24/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/24/richard_eastham_at_89_was_singer_character_actor/}.
    d. in Santa Monica, CA. New York Times On the Web, 7/27/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/27/arts/27eastham.html}.

  • Eccles, Clancy, reggae singer and producer, d. 6/30/2005 in Spanish Town, Jamaica at 64. AOL.com, 7/1/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005070107450001364392}; New York Times On the Web, 7/2/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/02/arts/music/02eccles.html}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Edel, Oliver Albert Swift, cellist and teacher, d. 6/29/2005 in Traverse City, MI at 99; b. in Yonkers, NY. washingtonpost.com, 7/29/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/28/AR2005072802066.html}.

  • Eder, Helmut, Austrian composer, d. 2/8/2005 at 88. Orchester, v. 53 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Edwards, Virginia Johnston, musician and longtime contributor to the arts, d. 11/10/2005 in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 11/14/2005 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/7775E26AAAA101B7862570B90017D4A9?OpenDocument}.

  • Ehrling, Sixten, Swedish-American conductor, d. 2/13/2005 in New York City at 86; b. 1918 in Malmö (Malmoe), Sweden. detnews.com, 2/15/2005 {http://www.detnews.com/2005/obituaries/0502/15/obits-90706.htm}; AOL.com, 2/15/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005021508540001976011}; latimes.com, 2/16/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ehrling16feb16,1,1705303.story}; philly.com, 2/17/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/10918813.htm}; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.
    d. in Manhattan; b. 4/3/1918. New York Times online, 2/16/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/16/arts/music/16ehrling.html}; Gramophone, v. 82, no. 992, May 2005; Opera, v. 56 no. 4, April 2005; Opera News, v. 69 no. 11, May 2005.

  • Einstein, Eva, musicologist, d. 11/23/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 1, February 2006.
    b. 12/05/1920. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 2, August 2006.

  • Eisenstadt, Mike, klezmer musician and DJ, d. 9/2/2005 at 54. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Elliott, Mike, jazz guitarist, d. 9/14/2005 in St. Paul, MN at 65. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Ellison, Mary Beeson, musicologist, d. 12/4/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 2, August 2006.

  • Enders, Werner, tenor, d. 12/1/2005. Opernwelt, v. 47 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Enevoldsen, Bob (Robert Martin), jazz (and classical) trombonist, bassist, clarinetist, tenor saxophonist, trumpeter, and violinist, d. 11/19/2005 in Los Angeles, CA; b. 9/11/1920 in Billings, MT. Jazz Journal International, v. 59 no. 1, January 2006; Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Engles, George, Jr., cabaret pianist and composer, d. 11/8/2005 in Cape Cod, MA at 89; b. in New York City. Boston.com, 11/11/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/11/11/george_engles_jr_at_89_cabaret_pianist_composer/}.

  • Ettelson, Suzanne Huston, critic, arts supporter, d. 6/1/2005 in San Francisco at 92; b. in Chicago. SFGate.com, 6/11/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/11/BAG1AD77UO1.DTL}.

  • Fairleigh, James P., musicologist, d. 2/20/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 35 no. 2, August 2005.

  • Farnon, Robert, British composer, trumpeter, and arranger, d. 4/22/2005 in Guernsey, England at 87; b. in Canada. BBC News online, 4/23/2005 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/europe/guernsey/4476641.stm}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005.
    d. 4/23/2005; b. in Toronto. New York Times online, 5/1/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/01/arts/music/01farnon.html}.
    d. 4/22/2005; b. 7/24/1917. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 6, June 2005; Gramophone, v. 83, no. 994, July 2005.

  • Feder, Stuart, musicologist, d. 7/29/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 1, February 2006.
    b. 5/7/1930. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 2, August 2006.

  • Fega, Mort, jazz D.J., d. 1/21/2005 in West Palm Beach, FL at 83. Boston.com, 2/6/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/06/mort_fega_hosted_jazz_radio_program/}.
    also producer, d. in Delray Beach, FL at 84. Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.

  • Ferrari, Luc, composer of electronic music, d. 8/22/2005 in Arezzo, Italy at 76; b. 2/5/1929 in Paris. Le Monde.fr, 8/23/2005 {http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0,36-682026,0.html}.

  • Ferrer, Ibrahim, Afrocuban singer (of the Buena Vista Social Club), d. 8/6/2005 in Havana, Cuba at 78; b. 2/20/1927 in Santiago, Cuba. CNN.com, 8/6/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/06/ferrer.obit.ap/index.html}; Boston.com, 8/7/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/07/ibrahim_ferrer_78_performed_with_buena_vista_social_club/}; New York Times On the Web, 8/8/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/08/arts/music/08ferrer.html}; seattletimes.com, 8/8/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002426696_ferrerobit08.html}; washingtonpost.com, 8/8/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/07/AR2005080700927.html}; STLtoday.com, 8/8/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_FERRER}; philly.com, 8/8/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12327765.htm}; Downbeat, v. 72 no. 11, November 2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Fitzgerald, Geraldine, actress and singer, d. 7/17/2005 in New York City at 91; b. 11/24/1913 in Dublin, Ireland. latimes.com, 7/19/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-fitzgerald19jul19,1,4440752.story}; washingtonpost.com, 7/19/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/19/AR2005071901817.html}.
    d. in Manhattan. philly.com, 7/19/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12164719.htm}; Boston.com, 7/19/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/19/geraldine_fitzgerald_91_singer_director_hollywood_rebel/}; chicagotribune.com, 7/19/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0507190196jul19,1,4927780.story}.

  • Flanders, Peter, musicologist, d. 2/12/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 35 no. 2, August 2005.

  • Fleming, Shirley, music critic, d. 3/10/2005 in Augusta, GA at 75; b. 1929 in New York. New York Times online, 3/12/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/12/arts/music/12fleming.html}; b. 12/2/1929 in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 69 no. 11, May 2005.

  • Floren, Myron, accordionist, d. 7/23/2005 in Rolling Hills Estates, CA at 85; b. 1919 near Roslyn, SD. MercuryNews.com, 7/23/2005 {http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/12207925.htm}; Boston.com, 7/24/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/24/myron_floren_85_accordion_player/}.
    b. 11/5/1919 in Roslyn, SD. New York Times On the Web, 7/25/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/25/arts/25floren.html}.
    b. in Webster, SD. latimes.com, 7/24/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-floren24jul24,0,5753550.story}; philly.com, 7/25/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12214406.htm}; washingtonpost.com, 7/27/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/26/AR2005072602052.html}.

  • Ford, Phil, performer in nightclubs and musicals, d. 6/15/2005 in Las Vegas, NV at 85; b. 6/21/1919 in San Francisco, CA. New York Times On the Web, 6/18/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/18/arts/18ford.html}.

  • Foster, George A., organist and piano teacher, d. 3/19/2005 in Little Rock, AR; b. 10/28/1949 in Little Rock. Diapason, v. 96 no. 6, June 2005; American Organist, v. 39 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Fox, Gene, jazz drummer, d. 3/1/2005 in his late 60s. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Fred, John, Cajun singer, d. 4/15/2005 in New Orleans, LA at 63. Rolling Stone, no. 974, 5/19/2005.

  • Freedman, Harry, Canadian composer, d. 9/16/2005 in Toronto, Ontario. www.musiccentre.ca, 9/16/2005 {http://www.musiccentre.ca/apps/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.FA_dsp_details&newsid=632}.
    d. at 83; b. Henryk Frydmann 1922. TheStar.com, 9/18/2005 {http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&call_pageid=971358637177&c=Article&cid=1126995010670}.
    b. 4/5/1922 in Lodz, Poland. Globeandmail.com, 9/20/2005 {http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050920/OBFREED20/TPObituaries/?query=freedman}.

  • Garcia, Benny, jazz guitarist, d. 9/17/2005 in Oklahoma City, OK at 79. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Garner, Wally, jazz clarinetist, d. 8/24/2005 in Fairfax, VA at 77. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • George, Siwsann, Welsh singer, harpist, guitarist, concertina player, and spoons player, d. 5/6/2005 at 49. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Gerle, Robert, Hungarian violinist, d. 2005? at 81. Strad, v. 117, no. 1389, January 2006.

  • Giannella, Don, jazz drummer, d. 6/23/2005 in the Pittsburg [sic] area at 76. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Gibbins, Mike, rock rummer, d. 10/4/2005 in Oviedo, FL at 56. Rolling Stone, no. 986, 11/3/2005.

  • Gibney, Tim, folk singer, guitarist, fiddler, and banjoist, d. 4/9/2005; b. 10/19/1948 in Mount Vernon, NY. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Gibson, Michael, trombonist, Broadway orchestrator, and conductor, d. 7/15/2005 in Dover, NJ at 60; b. in Wilmington, DE. latimes.com, 7/22/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-gibson22jul22,1,4106128.story}; New York Times On the Web, 7/23/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/23/arts/music/23gibson.html}; SFGate.com, 7/23/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/23/BAGCTDSE3O1.DTL}.

  • Giles, Patrick, music critic, d. 10/13/2005 in New York, NY; b. 9/17/1957 in Brooklyn, NY. Opera News, v. 70 no. 8, February 2006.

  • Giulini, Carlo Maria, Italian conductor, d. 6/14/2005 in Brescia, Italy at 91; b. 5/9/1914 in Barletta, near Bari, Italy. AOL.com, 6/15/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005061509380001891451}; Boston.com, 6/16/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/06/16/carlo_maria_giulini_at_91_leading_symphony_conductor/}; seattletimes.com, 6/16/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/obituaries/2002337772_giuliniobit16art.html}; latimes.com, 6/16/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-giulini16jun16,1,4971958,full.story}; Independent Online Edition, 6/16/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=647137}; New York Times On the Web, 6/16/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/16/arts/music/16giul.html}; chicagotribune.com, 6/16/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0506160197jun16,1,2765088.story}; philly.com, 6/16/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11904669.htm}; Boston.com, 6/16/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/06/16/carlo_maria_giulini_at_91_leading_symphony_conductor/}; Opera, v. 56 no. 8, August 2005; Opera News, v. 70 no. 3, September 2005; Gramophone, v. 83, no. 996, September 2005; Symphony, v 56 no. 5, September/October 2005.

  • Glick, John Richard, pop songwriter, guitarist, and singer, d. 7/14/2005 in Chicago at 35; b. in Boston. Boston.com, 7/27/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/27/john_r_glick_35_songwriter_guitarist/}.

  • Gold, Harry, jazz bass saxophonist, d. 11/13/2005 at 98; b. Harry Goldberg 2/26/1907. Jazz Journal International, v. 59 no. 1, January 2006; Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Goldberg, Laurette Kushner-Cantor, harpsichordist and teacher, d. 4/3/2005 in Berkeley, CA at 73; b. 1932 in Chicago, IL. SFGate.com, 4/5/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/04/05/BAGMSC39DF1.DTL}; Early Music America, v. 11 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Goldberg, Mark Trent, manager of the Gershwin Archive and director of the Gershwin Trusts, d. 5/18/2005 at 49. New York Times On the Web, 6/8/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/08/theater/08goldberg.html}.

  • Goldberg, Sue, folk singer and organizer, d. 6/17/2005. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Goldschmidt, Gusta, Dutch lutenist, harpsichordist, fortepianist, string maker, arranger, and editor, d. 2005 at 92; b. 1913. Lute Society of America Quarterly, v. 41 no. 1, February 2006.

  • Golizio, Mickey, jazz bassist, d. ca. 11/6/2005 in New Jersey at about 60. Cadence, v. 32 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Gontsana, Lulu, jazz drummer, d. 12/15/2005 in South Africa at 45. Cadence, v. 32 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Gooding, Laurie, jazz clarinetist, d. 8/1/2005 in Bangok [sic], Thailand at 75. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Gould, Orin A., string instrument restorer, d. 7/17/2005 in Boston, MA at 81; b. in Boston. Boston.com, 7/25/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/25/orin_a_gould_81_restored_classical_string_instruments/}.

  • Gourrier, John Fred, rock musician, d. 4/15/2005 in New Orleans, LA at 63. CNN.com, 4/18/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/16/johnfred.obit.ap/index.html}; New York Times online, 4/19/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/19/arts/music/19gourrier.html}.

  • Graham, Edna, soprano, d. 5/26/2005 in London at 79; b. 1925 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Opera, v. 56 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Graham, Wilfrid, record collector, d. 6/20/2005 in Wynnewood, PA at 96; b. 1909 in New York City. ARSC Newsletter, no. 109, Fall 2005.

  • Grassi, Frances Anita, organist, church musician, and piano teacher, d. 11/10/2005 at 78. Opus, v. 22 no. 5, February 2006.

  • Grayson, Milt, jazz vocalist, d. 9/3/2005 at 68. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Greco, Mickey, jazz pianist, d. 10/24/2005 in Tucson, AZ at 77. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Green, Bill, pianist and songwriter, d. 3/14/2005 in Newton, MA at 91. Boston.com, 3/20/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/20/bill_green_91_pianist_on_local_tv_radio_shows/}.

  • Greene, Ted, jazz guitarist, d. 7/25/2005 in Encino, CA at 58. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Greer, Frances, soprano, d. 6/28/2005 in Ann Arbor, MI; b. 1/12/1917 in Piggott, AK. Opera News, v. 70 no. 3, September 2005.

  • Griffin, Chris, big band trumpeter, d. 6/18/2005 in Danbury, CN at 89; b. Gordon Griffin 10/31/1915 in Binghamton, NY. New York Times On the Web, 6/25/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/25/arts/music/25griffin.html}; philly.com, 6/28/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12000392.htm}; AOL.com, 6/29/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005062907560001166120}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Griffin, James Arthur "Jimmy", rock singer and guitarist, d. 1/11/2005 in Franklin, TN at 61. CNN.com, 1/14/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/14/obit.griffin.ap/index.html}.
    b. in Cincinnati. New York Times online, 1/14/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/14/arts/music/14griffin.html}; Boston.com, 1/18/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/01/18/james_griffin_songwriter_founded_group_bread/}.

  • Griffiths, Eric, skiffle guitarist, d. 1/29/2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland at 64; b. in Wales. AOL.com, 2/4/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005020412110001070224}; philly.com, 2/7/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/10838149.htm}.

  • Grugel, Ralph, jazz trombonist and trumpeter, d. 7/18/2005 at 73. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Grunwald, Henry A., Metropolitan Opera Guild board member and magazine editor, d. 2/26/2005 in New York, NY; b. 12/3/1922 in Vienna. Opera News, v. 69 no. 11, May 2005.

  • Gualdi, Henghel, jazz clarinetist, d. 6/16/2005 in Bologna, Italy at 82. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Guerrero, Eduardo "Lalo", "Father of Chicano music", d. 3/16/2005 in Rancho Mirage, CA at 88; b. 12/24/1916 in Tuscon, AZ. CNN.com, 3/18/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/18/obit.guerrero.ap/index.html}.
    Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero Jr., d. 3/17/2005 in Palm Springs. Boston.com, 3/19/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/19/lalo_guerrero_88_considered_father_of_chicano_music/}; latimes.com, 3/18/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-guerrero18mar18,1,1029421.story}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Guthe, Steve, folk guitarist and hammered-dulcimerist, d. 4/1/2005 at 50. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Haag, Hanno, violinist, composer, educator, and conductor, d. 5/6/2005 in Ludwigshafen, Germany at 66. Orchester, v. 53 no. 7-8, July-August 2005.

  • Haag, Robert, pianist, d. 1/4/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 73; b. in Bakersfield, CA. latimes.com, 1/10/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-haag10jan10,1,4809703.story}.

  • Haas, Karl, radio host, pianist, conductor, and musicologist, d. 2/6/2005 in Royal Oak, MI at 91. AOL.com, 2/7/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005020710540001298971}.
    b. in Germany. latimes.com, 2/8/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-haas8feb08,1,4867238.story}.
    b. in Speyer-on-the-Rhine (Speyer-am-Rhein), Germany. washingtonpost.com, 2/8/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6475-2005Feb7.html}.
    b. 12/6/1913. New York Times online, 2/8/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/08/arts/music/08haas.html}; Opera News, v. 69 no. 10, April 2005.

  • Hair, Lucile "Lucy", American organist and choir director, d. 8/25/2005 in Baton Rouge, LA at 79; b. 5/6/1926 in Albemarle, NC. American Organist, v. 40 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Hale, Una, lyric soprano, d. 3/4/2005 in Bath, England; b. 11/18/1922 in Adelaide, Australia. Opera News, v. 69 no. 12, June 2005; Opera, v. 56 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Hall, Roger G., classical music executive, d. 6/6/2005 in Philadelphia, PA at 79; b. in Plainfield, NJ. New York Times On the Web, 6/12/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/12/arts/music/12hall.html}; philly.com, 6/11/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11868362.htm}.

  • Hambleton, T. Edward, theatrical producer, d. 12/17/2005 in Baltimore, MD at 94. New York Times On the Web, 12/19/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/19/arts/19hambleton.html}.

  • Hampton, Charlie, jazz bandleader and multi-instrumentalist, d. 8/17/2005 in Riverdale, MD at 75; b. 2/8/1930 in Greenville, SC. Boston.com, 8/27/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/27/charlie_hampton_75_noted_jazz_band_leader/}.
    also composer and arranger. STLtoday.com, 8/28/2005 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/4842FD207DD98C308625706A001CAD02?OpenDocument}.
    d. in Washington, DC. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Hansen, William A., organbuilder, d. 10/9/2005 at 68; b. in Portland, OR. Diapason, v. 97 no. 7, July 2006.
    d. in Glendale, WI; b. in Chicago, IL and raised in Portland, OR. American Organist, v. 40 no. 8, August 2006.

  • Harmon, Charlie, tenor saxophonist, d. ca. 6/14/2005 at 80. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Harnell, Joe, pianist, arranger, and conductor, d. 7/14/2005 in Sherman Oaks, CA at 80; b. in the Bronx, NY. latimes.com, 7/17/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-harnell17jul17,1,1460556.story}; chicagotribune.com, 7/17/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0507170329jul17,1,2502942.story}; philly.com, 7/18/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12157768.htm}; New York Times On the Web, 7/20/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/20/arts/music/20harnell.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Harris, Sheldon, jazz writer, d. 9/8/2005 in Wall, NJ at 81. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Harris, Teddy, Jr., jazz pianist, musical director for The Supremes, d. 8/15/2005 in Detroit, MI at 71; b. in Detroit. detnews.com, 8/22/2005 {http://www.detnews.com/2005/obituaries/0508/22/B05-288055.htm}.
    also saxophonist; d. at 70. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Harris, Vandy, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 7/24/2005 in Chicago, IL at 65. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Harrison, Daniel L., rock tour manager, d. 11/20/2005 in Manhattan at 57. AOL.com, 11/21/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20051121101009990006}.

  • Harte, Frank, Irish folk singer and song collector, d. 6/27/2005 at 72; b. in Dublin, Ireland. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Hause, Alfred, conductor, d. in Hamburg at 84. Orchester, v. 53 no. 3, March 2005.

  • Haver, June, actress (and singer and dancer) in musical films, d. 7/4/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 79; b. June Stovenour. AOL.com, 7/6/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005070612550001835663}; New York Times On the Web, 7/7/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/07/movies/07haver.html}; philly.com, 7/7/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12075550.htm}.
    b. Beverly Jean Stovenour 6/10/1926 in Rock Island, IL. washingtonpost.com, 7/8/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/07/AR2005070702140.html}.

  • Hawkes, Walter V., organbuilder and organist, d. 3/5/2005 at 89; b. in Saugus, MA. Tracker, v. 49 no. 3, Summer 2005.

  • Hawkins, Nick, rock guitarist, d. 10/10/2005 in Las Vegas, NV at 40. Rolling Stone, no. 986, 11/3/2005.

  • Haydon, Sona, pianist and teacher, d. 10/29/2005 in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 10/31/2005 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/classifieds/obituaries.nsf/bydocid/D4F3CC608C608484862570AB0023C69B}.

  • Hays, Phil (Philip Harrison), jazz album cover artist, d. 10/24/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 74; b. 3/14/1931 in Sherman, TX. New York Times On the Web, 10/30/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/30/nyregion/30hays.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005; Rolling Stone, no. 988, 12/1/2005.

  • Healy, Gerard "Jerry", session guitarist, singer, songwriter, and arranger, d. 12/3/2005 in Morriville, PA at 51. philly.com, 12/10/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/13374290.htm}.

  • Heath, Percy, jazz bassist, d. 4/28/2005 in Southampton, NY at 81; b. 4/30/1923 in Wilmington, NC. New York Times online, 4/29/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/29/arts/music/29heath.html}; AOL.com, 4/29/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005042921260002894502}; latimes.com, 4/30/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-heath30apr30,1,722366.story}; chicagotribune.com, 4/30/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0504300129apr30,1,672512.story}; detnews.com, 4/30/2005 {http://www.detnews.com/2005/obituaries/0505/02/obits-167020.htm}; SFGate.com, 4/30/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/04/30/BAGKNCI2C71.DTL}; Boston.com, 4/30/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/04/30/percy_heath_jazz_bassist_known_for_mjq_quartet/}; seattletimes.com, 5/1/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002259100_heathobit01.html}; philly.com, 5/1/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11536518.htm}; International Herald Tribune online, 5/2/2005 {http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/05/01/news/obits.php}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.
    also cellist. Independent Online Edition, 4/30/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=634348}.
    b. in Wilmington, DE. Downbeat, v. 72 no. 7, July 2005.
    Percy Leroy Heath. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Hedberg, Mitch, rock musician, d. 2005; b. 1968. Rolling Stone, no. 973, 5/5/2005.

  • Helms, Chet, rock music promoter, d. 6/25/2005 in San Francisco, CA at 62. AOL.com, 6/26/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005062620410001948883}; philly.com, 6/27/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11993378.htm}; chicagotribune.com, 6/27/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0506270226jun27,1,1257757.story}; New York Times On the Web, 6/28/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/arts/music/28helms.html}.
    Chet (Chester) Leo Helms; b. 8/2/1942 in Texas. Guardian Unlimited Network, 6/27/2005 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1515418,00.html}.
    b. in Santa Maria, CA. SFGate.com, 6/26/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/26/BAGTQDF6HQ1.DTL}.
    d. at 63. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Henderson, Dorris, blues/folk/jazz singer, d. 3/3/2005 at 72; b. 1933. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Henderson, Skitch (Lyle Russell Cedric), conductor, first "Tonight Show" bandleader, d. 11/1/2005 in New Milford, CT at 87; b. in England. CNN.com, 11/2/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/02/henderson.obit.ap/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 11/2/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_HENDERSON?SITE=MOSTP}; ABC News online, 11/2/2005 {http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=1273433}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.
    d. 10/31/2005. American Record Guide, v. 69 no. 1, January/February 2006.
    also pianist, composer, and arranger; d. 11/1/2005; b. 1918. Symphony, v. 57 no. 1, January/February 2006.

  • Herald, John, folk singer and guitarist, d. 7/18/2005 in West Hurley, NY at 65; b. in Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 7/23/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/23/arts/music/23herald.html}.
    bluegrass musician. Boston.com, 7/25/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/25/john_herald_65_bluegrass_singer/}.
    also songwriter. latimes.com, 7/24/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings24.1jul24,1,5847898.story}.
    d. 7/29/2005; b. 1939. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Hester, Paul, rock drummer, d. 3/25/2005 in Melbourne, Australia at 46; b. in Melbourne. AOL.com, 3/28/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005032820300002314978}; New York Times online, 3/27/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-Obit-Crowded-House-Drummer.html}; Boston.com, 3/31/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/31/paul_hester_46_drummer_for_crowded_house_split_enz/}.

  • Higgitt, Alan, former Membership Secretary of the Galpin Society, d. 2005; b. 9/8/1918 in Birmingham, England. Galpin Society Newsletter, no. 13, October 2005.

  • Hildegarde, cabaret singer and pianist, d. 7/29/2005 in New York City at 99; b. Hildegarde Loretta Sell in Adell, WI. New York Times On the Web, 8/1/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/01/arts/music/01hildegarde.html}.
    b. 2/1/1906. Boston.com, 8/3/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/03/hildegarde_cabaret_singer_of_1940s_at_99/}.

  • Hilger, Elsa, cellist, d. 5/17/2005; b. 4/17/1904 in Trautenau (now part of the Czech Republic). Symphony, v 56 no. 5, September/October 2005.

  • Hill, Dudley, bluegrass, rock, and jazz guitarist, d. 1/15/2005 in Tacoma, WA at 56; b. 4/19/1948 in Tacoma, WA. seattletimes.com, 1/20/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002155388_hillobit20m.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.

  • Hinds, Justin, Jamaican musician, d. 3/17/2005 in Steer Town, Jamaica at 62; b. 5/7/1942 in Steer Town. Beat, v. 24 no. 3, 2005.

  • Hinrichsen, Carla, music publisher, d. 2005? at 83. Musical Times, v. 147, no 1894, Spring 2006.

  • Hirschhorn, Joel, songwriter for films, d. 9/18/2005 in Thousand Oaks, CA at 67. New York Times On the Web, 9/21/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/21/arts/music/21hirschhorn.html}.

  • Hodes, Robin, jazz trumpeter, d. 12/23/2005 in San Francisco, CA at 79. SFGate.com, 1/24/2006 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/01/24/BAGD1GS3401.DTL}; Cadence, v. 32 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Hoeffler, Paul, jazz photographer, d. 7/30/2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at 67. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Holland, Milt, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 11/4/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 88. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Holloway, Edward H., organbuilder, d. 2/9/2005 in Zionsville, IN at 79; b. 11/9/1925. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005; Diapason, v. 96 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Holohan, John, rock drummer, d. 10/31/2005 outside Cheyenne, WY at 31. Rolling Stone, no. 988, 12/1/2005.

  • Hood, Mantle, founder of the field of ethnomusicology, d. 7/31/2005 in Ellicott City, MD at 87. Boston.com, 8/9/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/09/mantle_hood_87_founded_study_of_ethnomusicology/}.
    d. 7/24/2005. SEM Newsletter, v. 4 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Hooton, Jack R., pianist, organist, choir director, adjudicator, d. 12/5/2005 in Binghamton, NY; b. in Macon, GA. Piano Guild Notes, v. 55 no. 4, Spring 2006.

  • Hooven, Greg, folk musician and fiddler?, d. 5/10/2005 at 36. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Horler, Ronnie, jazz trumpeter, d. ca. 4/7/2005 in Southampton, England at 84. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Horn, Shirley, jazz vocalist and pianist, d. 10/20/2005 in Cheverly, MD at 71. Billboard.com, 10/21/2005 {http://www.billboard.com/bb/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001349816}; Boston.com, 10/22/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/10/22/shirley_horn_71_grammy_winning_vocalist_and_pianist/}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.
    d. in Washington, DC; b. in Washington, DC. AOL.com, 10/22/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20051022060009990001}; philly.com, 10/22/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12967208.htm}; SFGate.com, 10/22/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/22/BAGS3FCIS51.DTL}; latimes.com, 10/22/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-horn22oct22,1,531516.story}; detnews.com, 10/22/2005 {http://www.detnews.com/2005/obituaries/0510/25/obits-357426.htm}.
    b. 1934. chicagotribune.com, 10/22/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0510220087oct22,1,1983237.story}; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 12, December 2005.
    b. 5/1/1934. Downbeat, v. 73 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Horricks, Raymond, British jazz producer and writer, d. 3/5/2005 on the Isle of Wight; b. 4/20/1933. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 7, July 2005.
    d. at 72. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Howell, John E., recording engineer, d. 1/25/2005 in Mount Vernon, VA at 66; b. in Washington, DC. Boston.com, 2/6/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/06/john_e_howell_66_was_recordist_for_library_of_congress/}.

  • Huemer, Kurt, German singer, actor, director, and author, d. 7/2005 in Röttingen at 62; b. 4/14/1933 in Linz. Opernwelt, v. 46 no. 9/10, September/October 2005.

  • Huffman, William C., organist, d. 4/16/2005 in Beardstown, IL at 78; b. 5/14/1926 in Cass County, IL. Diapason, v. 96 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Hughes, George, jazz drummer, d. 3/7/2005 in his late 60s. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Husson, Thérèse, formerly Secrétaire générale of the Association nationale Hector Berlioz, d. 1/15/2005 in Paris. Berlioz Society Bulletin, no. 170, Summer 2005.

  • Hutch, Willie, Motown and R&B musician, songwriter, producer, and film composer, d. 9/19/2005 in Duncanville, TX at 60; b. Willie McKinley Hutchison in Los Angeles, CA. detnews.com, 9/24/2005 {http://www.detnews.com/2005/obituaries/0509/24/0obit-325760.htm}; Boston.com, 9/25/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/25/willie_hutch_at_60_musician_producer/}.

  • Hyde, Miriam, Australian composer, pianist, and poet, d. 1/11/2005 at 91; b. 1/15/1913. Times Online, 2/16/2005 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1485621,00.html}; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.

  • Hynes, Jerome, Irish opera administrator, d. 9/18/2005 in Wexford at 45; b. 9/30/1959 in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Opera, v. 56 no. 11, November 2005.
    b. in Galway. Opera News, v. 70 no. 8, February 2006.

  • Hypolite, Harry "Big Daddy", blues vocalist and guitarist, d. 6/22/2005 in Lafayette, LA at 68. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Imig, Warner, choral conductor, d. 2005; b. 2/12/1913 in Sioux City, IA. Choral Journal, v. 46 no. 2, August 2005.

  • Ingalsbe, Truman, radio host, d. 12/2/2005 at 58. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Ingrams, Leonard, British opera impresario, d. 7/27/2005 at 63; b. 9/1/1941. Opera, v. 56 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Israel, Bertha Rosengarten, music teacher and pianist, d. 5/6/2005 in East Norriton, PA. philly.com, 5/13/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11633562.htm}.

  • Jackson, Edith F., organist, pianist, choir director, and singer, d. 3/16/2005 in Mattituck (Long Island), NY; b. 1933 in Brooklyn, NY. American Organist, v. 39 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Jarrett, Merrick, Canadian folk singer and educator, d. 12/6/2005 at 81. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Javori, George, drummer, d. 12/10/2005 at 33; b. in Budapest, Hungary. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Jensen, Richard d'Argent, lutenist and musicologist, d. 12/6/2005 in Marin County, California at 50; b. 1955. Lute Society of America Quarterly, v. 41 no. 1, February 2006.

  • Johannesen, Grant, pianist, d. 3/27/2005 near Munich at 83; b. 7/30/1921 in Salt Lake City. New York Times On the Web, 3/30/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/30/arts/music/30johannesen.html}; Orchester, v. 53 no. 6, June 2005.
    d. at 92. Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005.
    d. in Berlin. Clavier, v. 44 no. 6, July/August 2005.

  • Johnson, Alonzo "Pookie", jazz saxophonist, d. 9/3/2005 in Indianapolis, IN at 77. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Johnson, Ellsworth, jazz drummer, d. 11/20/2005 in Oakland, CA at 67. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Johnson, Jerry, jazz trombonist, d. 3/7/2005 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada at 55. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Johnson, Johnnie, blues pianist and rock'n'roll pioneer, d. 4/13/2005 in St. Louis, MO at 80; b. in West Virginia. KWMU Home Page, 4/13/2005 {http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=760630}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005; Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.
    also songwriter; b. in Fairmont, WV. AOL.com, 4/13/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005041313340001595302}; STLtoday.com, 4/13/2005 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/2C866FD4E510107A86256FE2005DC94A?OpenDocument}; New York Times online, 4/14/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/14/arts/music/14johnson.html}; seattletimes.com, 4/14/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/obituaries/2002240740_johnsonobit14.html}; chicagotribune.com, 4/14/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0504140246apr14,1,2114308.story}.
    Johnnie Clyde Johnson; b. 7/8/1924. washingtonpost.com, 4/14/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A51764-2005Apr13.html}; Independent Online Edition, 4/15/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=629471}; latimes.com, 4/14/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-johnson14apr14,1,4120973.story}; Rolling Stone, no. 973, 5/5/2005.

  • Johnson, Ken, jazz drummer, d. 3/19/2005 in Jonesboro, GA at 53. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Johnson, Kenneth, jazz pianist and drummer, d. 2/17/2005 in Hollywood, FL at 45. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Johnson, Lorraine G., organist and choir director, d. 12/4/2005 in Seattle, WA at 84; b. 9/25/1921. American Organist, v. 40 no. 4, April 2006.

  • Johnson, Margaret M., organist, piano and organ teacher, d. 12/10/2005 in Medina, NY at 76; b. 6/5/1929 in Medina. American Organist, v. 40 no. 4, April 2006.

  • Johnson, Sam, jazz trombonist and vocalist, d. 4/5/2005 in Oroville, CA at 62. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Jolowicz, (Dietrich) Franz, record store owner, d. 11/8/2005 in Greenwich Village, New York, NY at 86; b. 9/29/1919 in Posen, Germany (now Poznan, Poland). New York Times On the Web, 12/4/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/arts/music/04jolowicz.html}.

  • Jones, Gwendoline, clarinetist, pianist, organist, and magazine editor, d. 2/18/2005 in Springfield, MO at 93; b. in Canada. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Jones, Joe, jazz vocalist and pianist, d. 11/29/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 79. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Jones, Paul "Wine", blues guitarist, d. 10/9/2005 at 69. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Jones, "Sweet Roy", bluesman, d. around 11/18/2005 at 64. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Jordania, Vakhtang, conductor, d. 10/4/2005 in Broadway, VA at 62; b. 12/9/1942 in Tblisi, (Soviet) Georgia. washingtonpost.com, 10/6/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/05/AR2005100502255.html}.

  • Jostyn, Mindy, folk/pop singer and multi-instrumentalist, d. 3/10/2005 in Hudson, NY at 48; b. in Long Island City. Boston.com, 3/31/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/31/mindy_jostyn_48_voice_talent_treasured_by_fans_music_stars/}.
    d. at 43. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Justice, Tom, jazz trumpeter, d. 3/11/2005 in Miami, FL at 84. Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Kacinskas, Jeronimas, composer, conductor, violist, pianist, and music professor, d. 9/15/2005 in Boston, MA at 98; b. in Vidukle, Lithuania. Boston.com, 9/19/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/19/jeronimas_kacinskas_98_teacher_at_berklee_lithuanian_composer/}.

  • Kakuska, Thomas, violist, d. 7/4/2005; b. 8/25/1940. gramophone.co.uk, 8/1/2005 {http://www.gramophone.co.uk/newsMainTemplate.asp?storyID=2401&newssectionID=1}; Gramophone, v. 83, no. 997, 2005; Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.
    d. at 65. Strad, v. 116, no. 1385.
    Viennese violist; d. at 64. Orchester, v. 53 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Kaproff, Armand, cellist, d. 2/6/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 85; b. in Brooklyn. latimes.com, 2/11/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings11.3feb11,1,3166695.story}.

  • Kay, Kathy, jazz vocalist, d. ca. 3/9/2005 in Largs, Scotland at 86. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Kearney, John C. "Jack", baseball stadium and church organist, d. 2/11/2005 in Chicago, IL at 74; b. in Chicago. chicagotribune.com, 2/14/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0502140159feb14,1,5264616.story}.

  • Keller, Jack, songwriter and producer, d. 4/1/2005 in Nashville, TN at 68. CNN.com, 4/4/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/04/obit.keller.ap/index.html}; Boston.com, 4/4/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/04/04/jack_keller_wrote_tv_theme_songs_68/}.

  • Kelly, Edwin, jazz pianist, church musician, and teacher, d. 2/4/2005 in the San Francisco Bay Area at 69; b. in Wharton, TX. SFGate.com, 2/8/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/02/08/BAGKEB7KS61.DTL}.
    Ed Kelly, d. in Oakland, CA. Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.

  • Kelsay, Henry Murlin, organist, d. 8/23/2005 in Springfield, MO at 82; b. 2/17/1923 in Versailles, MO. Diapason, v. 96 no. 11, November 2005; American Organist, v. 39 no. 12, December 2005.

  • Kemp, Cordell, banjoist, d. 7/15/2005 at 96. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Kilgore, Merle, country singer and songwriter, d. 2/6/2005 in Nashville, TN at 70. CNN.com, 2/7/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/07/leisure.kilgore.reut/index.html}.
    also businessman/manager, radio host, and actor, d. in Mexico; b. Wyatt Merle Kilgore in Chickasha, OK. Boston.com, 2/8/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/08/merle_kilgore_70_singer_co_wrote_ring_of_fire/}; latimes.com, 2/8/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-kilgore8feb08,1,3371466.story}.
    b. 8/9/1934. New York Times online, 2/8/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/08/arts/music/08kilgore.html}.
    d. in Tijuana, Mexico. Rolling Stone, no. 969, 3/10/2005.

  • Kilgore, Theola, R&B singer, d. 5/15/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 79; b. in Oakland, CA. latimes.com, 5/20/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings20.2may20,1,2177871.story}.

  • King, James, heldentenor and professor of voice, d. 11/20/2005. Email release from Indiana University Music School 11/21/2005, forwarded by David Kenneth Smith 11/22/2005.
    d. in Naples, FL at 80; b. in Dodge City, KS. STLtoday.com, 11/22/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_KING?SITE=MOSTP}; AOL.com, 11/23/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20051122225509990003}; New York Times On the Web, 11/24/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/24/arts/music/24KING.html}; Boston.com, 11/24/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/11/24/james_king_operatic_tenor_renowned_for_wagner_role/}; Orchester, v. 54 no. 1, January 2006; Musical Times, v. 147, no 1894, Spring 2006.
    b. 5/22/1925. Gramophone, v. 83, no. 1001, January 2006; Opera News, v. 70 no. 8, February 2006; Opera, v. 57 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Kirchin, Basil, jazz drummer, d. 6/19/2005 at 77. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.
    d. 6/18/2005; b. 8/8/1927 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Klee, Joe, jazz writer and guitarist, d. 4/29/2005 in New York at 78. Cadence, v. 31 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Kleeman, Janice E., ethnomusicologist, d. 4/15/2005; b. 1949. SEM Newsletter, v. 39 no. 4, September 2005.

  • Knight, Baker, songwriter, d. 10/12/2005 in Birmingham, AL at 72; b. Thomas Baker Knight Jr.. New York Times On the Web, 10/18/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/arts/music/18knight.html}.

  • Knudsen, Keith, rock drummer, d. 2/8/2005 in San Francisco at 56. AOL.com, 2/9/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005020907530001478711}; CNN.com, 2/9/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/09/knudson.obit.ap/index.html}; New York Times online, 2/10/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/10/arts/music/10knudsen.html}.
    b. in LeMars, IA. SFGate.com, 2/10/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/02/10/BAGG0B8G771.DTL}.
    d. in Kentfield, CA. Rolling Stone, no. 969, 3/10/2005.

  • Koch, Frederick, composer, d. 9/27/2005; b. 4/4/1928. Jeffrey Quick on MLA-L, 9/30/2005.

  • Koff, Robert, violinist, founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet, teacher, d. 2/22/2005 in Lexington, MA at 86; b. 2/12/1919 in Los Angeles. New York Times online, 2/25/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/25/arts/music/25koff.html}; Boston.com, 2/27/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/27/robert_koff_violinist_professor_cofounded_juilliard_quartet_at_86/}; latimes.com, 2/26/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings26.1feb26,1,6050289.story}; Strad, v. 116, no. 1380, April 2005.

  • Komlos, Maxine, violin teacher, pioneer of the Suzuki method, d. 2005?; b. 1939 in New Zealand. Strad, v. 116, no. 1377, January 2005.

  • Konikow, Zalman "Tiny", former president of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, d. 2005? Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.

  • Kouyioumtzis, Stavros, songwriter, d. 3/12/2005 in Thessaloniki, Greece at 73. New York Times online, 3/15/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/15/arts/music/15kouyioumtzis.html}.

  • Kovács, Antal "Gojma", Gypsy bandleader, singer, and spoon player, d. 7/6/2005. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Kovács, Dénes, violinist, d. in Budapest at 74. Orchester, v. 53 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Kovátz, Barna, guitarist, d. 11/23/2005 in Salzburg; b. 8/24/1920 in Budapest. Classical Guitar Magazine, v. 24 no. 6, February 2006.

  • Kowatsch, Wolfgang, jazz pianist, d. ca. 3/27/2005 in Germany at 78. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Krachmalnick, Samuel, Broadway, symphonic, and opera conductor, d. 4/1/2005 in Burbank, CA at 79; b. in St. Louis. Boston.com, 4/12/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/04/12/samuel_krachmalnick_79_broadway_conductor_ucla_director/}.

  • Kroth, Kenneth M., organist and choirmaster, d. 2/5/2005 in Albany, NY at 70; b. 1/7/1935 on Staten Island, NY. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Langford, Frances, singer and actress, d. 7/11/2005 in Jensen Beach, FL at 92; b. 4/1913 in Lakeland, FL. AOL.com, 7/11/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/movies/article.adp?id=20050711124009990008}; CNN.com, 7/11/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/11/obit.langford.ap/index.html}; seattletimes.com, 7/12/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002374292_langfordobit12.html}; chicagotribune.com, 7/12/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0507120197jul12,1,274711.story}; philly.com, 7/12/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12109740.htm}; SFGate.com, 7/12/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/12/BAGUDDMK1S1.DTL}.
    b. 4/6/1913. New York Times On the Web, 7/12/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/12/arts/music/12langford.html}.
    Julia Frances Langford; b. 4/4/1913 in Citrus County, FL. washingtonpost.com, 7/11/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/11/AR2005071101624.html}.
    d. at 91; b. 4/1914. detnews.com, 7/11/2005 {http://www.detnews.com/2005/obituaries/0507/14/01-243776.htm}.

  • Langstaff, John, baritone, educator, and author, d. 12/13/2005 in Switzerland at 84; b. 12/24/1920 in Brooklyn Heights, NY. Boston.com, 12/14/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/12/14/john_langstaff_84_author_singer_founded_christmas_revels/}; Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.
    d. in Basel, Switzerland; b. in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times On the Web, 12/15/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/15/arts/15lang.html}.

  • Laredo, Ruth, pianist, d. 5/25/2005 in New York City at 67; b. Ruth Meckler 11/20/1937 in Detroit. New York Times On the Web, 5/27/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/27/arts/music/27laredo.html}; AOL.com, 5/27/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005052714120001186495}; detnews.com, 5/28/2005 {http://www.detnews.com/2005/obituaries/0505/31/D02-196046.htm}; philly.com, 5/28/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11759127.htm}; washingtonpost.com, 5/28/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/27/AR2005052701445.html}; Clavier, v. 44 no. 6, July/August 2005.

  • Larsen, Richard Theodore, swing trumpeter, band and orchestra conductor, teacher, d. 1/28/2005 in Grass Valley, CA at 79; b. in San Francisco. SFGate.com, 2/6/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/02/06/BAGEJB6QFH1.DTL}.

  • Laurence, Paula, Broadway actress and singer, d. 10/29/2005 in New York City at 89; b. 1916. Kurt Weill Newsletter, v. 24 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Lawrence, Arnie, jazz saxophonist and teacher, d. 4/22/2005 in Jerusalem at 66. New York Times online, 4/29/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/29/arts/music/29lawrence.html}.
    d. 4/21/2005 at 67. Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.
    d. 4/22/2005; b. 1938. Downbeat, v. 72 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Lawton, Paul "Lolly", folk percussionist, songwriter, guitarist, and singer, d. 7/15/2005 at 41. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • LeDoux, Chris, country singer and songwriter, d. 3/9/2005 in Cheyenne, WY at 56. CNN.com, 3/10/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/10/obit.ledoux.ap/index.html}; washingtonpost.com, 3/10/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22172-2005Mar9.html}.
    b. in Biloxi, MS. latimes.com, 3/10/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ledoux10mar10,1,4033546.story}.

  • Leff, Sydney, sheet music illustrator, d. 12/10/2005 in Ossining, NY at 104; b. 11/18/1901 in Brooklyn, NY. washingtonpost.com, 12/15/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/14/AR2005121402280.html}; Boston.com, 12/18/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/12/18/sydney_leff_104_illustrated_sheet_music_of_20s_30s/}.

  • Lehman, Ernest, screenwriter who adapted several Broadway musicals for the screen, d. 7/2/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 89; b. 12/8/1915 in New York. CNN.com, 7/6/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/07/06/film.lehman.reut/index.html}; latimes.com, 7/6/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-lehman6jul06,1,1162787.story}; Boston.com, 7/7/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/07/ernest_lehman_89_acclaimed_screenwriter/}; philly.com, 7/7/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/12070341.htm}; seattletimes.com, 7/7/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002363454_lehmanobit07.html}.
    Ernest Paul Lehman; b. in Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 7/6/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/06/movies/06LEHMAN.html}; washingtonpost.com, 7/7/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/06/AR2005070602125.html}.
    b. on Long Island, NY. AOL.com, 7/6/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/movies/article.adp?id=20050706015609990027}.

  • Lerchey, David, rock/doo-wop singer, d. 1/29/2005 in Hallandale, FL at 67. New York Times online, 2/1/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/01/arts/music/01lerchey.html}; Boston.com, 2/5/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/05/david_lerchey_67_del_vikings_singer/}.

  • Lesberg, Jack, jazz and classical bassist, d. 9/17/2005 in Englewood, NJ at 85; b. in Boston. New York Times On the Web, 10/5/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/05/arts/music/05lesberg.html}; International Herald Tribune online, 10/5/2005 {http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/10/05/news/obits.php}; Boston.com, 10/8/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/10/08/jack_lesberg_85_boston_jazz_bassist_orchestra_member/}; Strad, v. 116, no. 1388, December 2005.
    b. 2/14/1920. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 12, December 2005.

  • Leventhal, Harold, folk music promoter, d. 10/4/2005 in Manhattan at 86; b. 5/24/1919 in Ellenville, NY. New York Times On the Web, 10/6/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/06/arts/music/06leventhal.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 986, 11/3/2005.
    d. 10/11/2005. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Levey, Stan, bebop drummer, d. 4/19/2005 in Van Nuys, CA at 79; b. 4/5/1926 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times On the Web, 5/15/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/15/arts/music/15levey.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Levi-Tanai, Sara, choreographer, d. 10/3/2005 in Ramat Gan, Israel at 94; b. 1911 in Jerusalem. New York Times On the Web, 10/6/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/06/arts/dance/06tanai.html}.

  • Levitt, Leon, jazz dealer, d. 2/10/2005 in Burbank, CA at 64. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Lilly, Michael Burt "Bea", bluegrass singer, d. 9/18/2005 at 83. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Long, Mary LaRue, co-editor of GFA Soundboard, d. 2/1/2005; b. 1945. GFA Soundboard, v. 30 no. 4, 2004-2005.

  • Loring, Richard, movie songwriter, d. 8/28/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 86. latimes.com, 9/8/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings8sep08,1,4517822.story}.

  • Lucky, Warren, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 7/11/2005 in Uniondale, NY at 85. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Ludwig, Herb, folk-rock singer and songwriter, d. 10/3/2005 at 58. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Luft, Sid, movie producer and onetime husband of Judy Garland, d. 9/15/2005 in Santa Monica, CA at 89. AOL.com, 9/16/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/movies/article.adp?id=20050916130609990001}; New York Times On the Web, 9/17/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/17/arts/17luft.html}.

  • Lundstrem, Oleg Leonidovich, Russian big-band leader, d. 10/2005 at 89; b. 4/2/1916 in Chita, Russia. theworld.org, 10/27/2005 {http://www.theworld.org/globalhits/2005/10/27.shtml}.
    d. 10/13/2005 in Moscow. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Lux, Lillian, actress and singer of the Yiddish stage, d. 6/11/2005 in Manhattan at 86; b. Lillian Sylvia Lukashefsky 6/20/1918 in Brooklyn. New York Times On the Web, 6/15/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/15/theater/15lux.html}.
    d. 6/12/2005. latimes.com, 6/17/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings17.1jun17,1,7289696.story}.

  • Lyall, Dorothy H., organist and choirmaster, d. 11/19/2005 in Park Ridge, IL at 85; b. 5/24/1920 in Buffalo, NY. Diapason, v. 97 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Lympany, Moura, British pianist, d. 3/28/2005 in Menton, France at 88; b. Mary Gertrude Johnstone 8/18/1916 in Saltash, Cornwall, England. New York Times On the Web, 4/6/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/06/arts/music/06lympany.html}; Gramophone, v. 83, no. 993, June 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005; Clavier, v. 44 no. 6, July/August 2005.

  • Mackay, Donald, artist, illustrator of the Metropolitan Opera House, d. 12/17/2005 in Frederick, MD; b. 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Opera News, v. 70 no. 10, April 2006.

  • Mackie, Virginia French, organist, harpischordist, pianist, and teacher, d. 6/20/2005 in Santa Fe, NM; b. 8/15/1900 in Lancaster, MO. Diapason, v. 96 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Mackintosh, Ken, jazz saxophonist and bandleader, d. 11/22/2005 in Mitcham, Surrey, England at 86. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.
    Kenneth Victor Mackintosh, d. in London; b. 8/4/1919 in Liversedge, near Cleckheaton, Yorkshire. Jazz Journal International, v. 59 no. 3, March 2006.

  • MacWatters, Virginia, coloratura soprano, d. 11/5/2005 in Bloomington, IN; b. 6/19/1912 in Philadelphia, PA. Opera News, v. 70 no. 12, June 2006.

  • Magek, Evod, jazz pianist, d. 10/3/2005. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Maier, Elizabeth C., organist, d. 7/5/2005 in Scott, PA at 84. American Organist, v. 39 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Majewski, Henryk, jazz trumpeter, d. 7/17/2005 at about 69. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Makris, Andreas, composer and violinist, d. 2/3/2005 in Silver Spring, MD at 74; b. in Salonika, Greece. washingtonpost.com, 2/11/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15768-2005Feb10.html}; Strad, v. 116, no. 1380, April 2005.
    b. 1930. Instrumentalist, v. 59 no. 9, April 2005.

  • Mallory, Lee, guitarist and songwriter, d. 3/21/2005 in San Franciso, CA at 60; b. William G. Lee Mallory in Berkeley. latimes.com, 3/4/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings4apr04,1,5286873.story}.

  • Malone, Kasper "Stranger", clarinetist, flutist, bassist, and guitarist, d. 5/30/2005 at 95. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.
    Kass Malone, d. in Rome, GA at 96. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Mander, Noel Percy, organ builder, d. 9/18/2005 in Suffolk, England at 93; b. 5/12/1912 near Wrotham, Kent, England. New York Times On the Web, 9/24/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/24/obituaries/24mander.html}.
    b. 5/19/1912 in Crouch, near Wrotham. Diapason, v. 96 no. 11, November 2005; Organ, v. 83, no. 334, November 2005-January 2006; American Organist, v. 40 no. 1, January 2006; Tracker, v. 50 no. 1, Winter 2006.

  • Mangelsdorff, Albert, German jazz trombonist, d. 7/25/2005 in Frankfurt at 76. latimes.com, 7/31/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-mangelsdorff31jul31,0,2888540.story}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005; Orchester, v. 53 no. 10, October 2005.
    b. 9/5/1928 in Frankfurt. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Mann, Inge, formerly Hon. Secretary of the Berlioz Society, d. 1/17/2005 in London. Berlioz Society Bulletin, no. 170, Summer 2005.

  • Mannino, Franco, Italian composer and conductor, d. 2/1/2005 in Rome at 80; b. 4/25/1924 in Palermo. Opera, v. 56 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Marcus, Steve, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 9/25/2005 in New Hope, PA at 66; b. in the Bronx, NY. philly.com, 9/29/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12767419.htm}; latimes.com, 9/29/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings29.1sep29,1,6832153.story}; New York Times On the Web, 9/30/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/30/arts/music/30marcus.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.
    Stephen David Marcus; b. 9/18/1939. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 12, December 2005.

  • Markley, Richard Lee, tenor, d. 2/26/2005 in Chicago, IL; b. 10/3/1959 in Los Angeles, CA. Opera News, v. 69 no. 11, May 2005.

  • Marsh, Joy Anne Moore, organist, music and piano teacher, d. 7/9/2005 in Plano, TX at 69; b. 7/19/1935 in Dallas. Diapason, v. 96 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Marshall, Philip, British organist, teacher, organbuilder, and composer, d. 7/16/2005; b. 1921 in Brighouse. Diapason, v. 96 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Martens, John G., organist, choir director, music teacher, instrument repairer and restorer, d. 12/26/2005 in Town and Country, MO at 75; b. in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 12/30/2005 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/6EA2035BF20D792B862570E7000E841E?OpenDocument}.

  • Martin, (Lewis) Al, jazz tubaist and bassist, d. 8/12/2005 in Livonia, MI at 82. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Martin, Jimmy, bluegrass singer and guitarist, d. 5/14/2005 in Nashville, TN at 77. chicagotribune.com, 5/15/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0505150337may15,1,5456652.story}; Boston.com, 5/16/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/05/16/jimmy_martin_77_singer_was_a_pioneer_of_bluegrass/}; CNN.com, 5/16/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/05/16/showbuzz/index.html}.
    b. near Sneedville, TN. latimes.com, 5/16/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-martin16may16,1,3118498.story}.
    b. 8/10/1927 in Sneedville, TN. New York Times On the Web, 5/17/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/17/arts/music/17martin.html}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Martino, Donald, American composer, d. 12/8/2005 in the Caribbean at 74; b. 5/16/1931 in Plainfield, NJ. New York Times On the Web, 12/12/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/12/arts/12martino.html}; chicagotribune.com, 12/19/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0512190026dec19,1,6182123.story}.

  • Masland, Tom W., jazz saxophonist, d. 10/27/2005 in New York City, NY at 55. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Mayo, Virginia, actress, singer, and dancer, d. 1/17/2005 near Los Angeles at 84; b. in St. Louis. CNN.com, 1/17/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/17/virginia.mayo.obit.reut/}.
    d. in Thousand Oaks, CA; b. Virginia Clara Jones 11/30/1920. latimes.com, 1/17/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-011705mayo_lat,1,580742.story}; STLtoday.com, 1/17/2005 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/story/55B4FC888437957E86256F8D00146A6E}; New York Times online, 1/18/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/18/movies/18mayo.html}; washingtonpost.com, 1/19/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19574-2005Jan18.html}; Guardian Unlimited online, 1/19/2005 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,3604,1393243,00.html}; Independent Online Edition, 1/19/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=602248}.

  • McCarthy, Laverne K., organist and piano teacher, d. 2/17/2005 in Columbus, OH at 75; b. 8/25/1920 in Sheboygan, WI. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005.

  • McConathy, Osbourne, hornist, d. 12/29/2005 in Boston, MA at 97; b. in Chelsea, MA. Boston.com, 1/1/2006 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/01/01/osbourne_mcconathy_played_french_horn_in_the_boston_symphony_orchestra_at_97/}.

  • McConnell, Frank A., organist, choirmaster, composer, and professor, d. 1/10/2005 in Pennsylvania at 91; b. 1913 in New Milford, PA. American Organist, v. 39 no. 4, April 2005.

  • McCrae, Kevin, cellist, composer, and arranger, d. in East Lothian, Scotland at 43. Strad, v. 116, no 1383, June 2005.

  • McDaniel, Ernie, jazz bassist, d. 11/7/2005 in Tarzana, CA at 68. Cadence, v. 32 no. 3, March 2006.

  • McDowell, Michael A., organist, pianist, music professor, choir director, d. 2/14/2005 in Atlanta, GA at 95; b. in Greenville, FL. American Organist, v. 39 no. 7, July 2005.

  • McGinty, Doris Evans, NOA member, d. 4/5/2005. NOA Notes, v. 28 no. 3, May/June 2005.
    also CBMR Editorial Advisory Committee member, musicologist, and administrator; d. at 79. CBMR Digest, v. 18 no. 1, Spring 2005.

  • McGuff, John, jazz trombonist, d. 7/11/2005 in Scotland at 73. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • McKamie, Dorothy Hunt, piano teacher and church organist, d. 11/9/2005 in Memphis, TN; b. 6/20/1930 in Gregory, TX. Piano Guild Notes, v. 55 no. 4, Spring 2006.

  • McKibbon, Al, jazz bassist, d. 7/29/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 86; b. in Chicago. Boston.com, 7/31/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/31/al_mckibbon_jazz_bassist_86/}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005; Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.
    Alfred Benjamin McKibbon; b. 1/1/1919. washingtonpost.com, 8/3/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/03/AR2005080302219.html}; New York Times On the Web, 8/6/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/06/arts/music/06mckibbon.html}; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 9, September 2005.
    d. 8/5/2005. Downbeat, v. 72 no. 11, November 2005.

  • McLellan, Joseph Duncan, music critic, d. 12/26/2005 in Hyattsville, MD at 76; b. in Quincy, MA. washingtonpost.com, 12/28/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/27/AR2005122701127.html}; Boston.com, 12/29/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/12/29/joseph_mclellan_76_venerable_music_critic/}.

  • McNamara, Adrian, musical theater performer and food broker, d. 4/17/2005 in Burlingame, CA at 73; b. in Oakland, CA. SFGate.com, 4/30/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/04/30/BAGKNCI23A1.DTL}.

  • McRary, B.L., organbuilder, d. 3/5/2005 in Oklahoma City, OK at 82. American Organist, v. 39 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Measham, David, conductor, d. 2005? at 67. Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005.

  • Meis, Douglas, pop musician, d. 7/14/2005 in Chicago at 29. Boston.com, 7/27/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/27/john_r_glick_35_songwriter_guitarist/}.

  • Meisner, Verne, polka bandleader and accordionist, d. 6/10/2005 in Milwaukee, WI at 66; b. in Milwaukee. Boston.com, 6/15/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/06/15/verne_meisner_66_polka_band_leader/}; washingtonpost.com, 6/15/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401650.html}; seattletimes.com, 6/15/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002336443_polkaobit15.html}; latimes.com, 6/17/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings17.2jun17,1,7682913.story}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Melis, José, "Tonight" show bandleader, d. 4/7/2005 in Sun City, AZ at 85; b. José Melis Guiu in Havana. New York Times online, 4/18/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/18/arts/music/18melis.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Mensch, Homer, bassist, d. around 12/11/2005 in New York City, NY at 91. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006; Strad, v. 117, no. 1390, February 2006.

  • Metternich, Josef, baritone, d. 2/21/2005 in Munich, Germany at 89. Opera America Newsline, v. 14 no. 7, April 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005.
    b. 6/2/1915 in Hermühlheim, Germany. Opera News, v. 69 no. 11, May 2005.
    d. in Feldafing, Germany. Opera, v. 56 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Mewhort, Charles Alan "Chazz", jazz drummer, d. 12/27/2005 in Salinas, CA at 63. Cadence, v. 32 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Michael, Hermann, conductor, d. 9/1/2005 in Uffing, Germany at 68; b. 1937 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Bavaria, Germany. New York Times On the Web, 9/14/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/14/arts/music/14michael.html}; Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005; American Record Guide, v. 69 no. 1, January/February 2006.

  • Michelot, Pierre, jazz bassist, d. 7/3/2005 in Paris at 77; b. 1928 in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. New York Times On the Web, 7/6/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/06/arts/music/06michelot.html} Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.
    b. 3/3/1928. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Mikell, Harold Craig "Mike", club owner, d. 11/18/2005 in Kingston, NY at 80; b. in Quincy, FL. New York Times On the Web, 11/21/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/21/nyregion/21mike.html}; Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Miller, Clement A., musicologist, d. 1/15/2005 at 89; b. 1915. Bonnie Blackburn, forwarded to AMS-L 2/26/2005 by James Parsons; AMS Newsletter, v. 35 no. 2, August 2005.

  • Miller, Maurice, jazz drummer and vocalist, d. 10/10/2005 in Burbank, CA at 73. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Miller, Ronald Lee, jazz drummer, d. 10/31/2005 in Luray, VA at 70. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Milligan, Mary C., organist and music director, d. 8/14/2005; b. 1952. American Organist, v. 40 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Miroglio, Francis, French composer, d. 2005? in Paris at 80. Orchester, v. 53 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Montana, Allison "Tootie", d. 6/28/2005 in New Orleans at 82. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Moog, Robert, inventor of the Moog synthesizer, d. 8/21/2005 in Asheville, NC at 71; b. 1934 in New York City. CNN.com, 8/22/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/08/22/moog.obit.ap/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 8/22/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_MOOG?SITE=MOSTP}; Spin, v. 21 no. 10, October 2005; Downbeat, v. 72 no. 11, November 2005; Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.
    b. 5/23/1934. New York Times On the Web, 8/23/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/23/arts/music/23moog.html}.

  • Moore, Constance, actress and singer, d. 9/16/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 84; b. in Sioux City, IA. New York Times On the Web, 9/26/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/26/movies/26moore.html}.

  • Moore, Danny, jazz trumpeter, d. 2/14/2005 in New York City at 64. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Moore, Mary Olga (Troshkin), singer and model, d. 4/9/2005 in Concord, MA at 54; b. in New York. Boston.com, 4/9/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/04/09/mary_olga_moore_model_sang_in_happy_hooker_54/}.

  • Morris, Adolphus "Dolph", jazz bassist, d. 12/17/2005 in Pasadena, CA at 90. Cadence, v. 32 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Morris, Keith, folk musician and composer, d. 6/5/2005. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Morse, Dorothy Hurley, piano teacher, organist, and choir director, d. 2/19/2005 in Elizabeth City, NC at 91; b. 1/31/1914 in Tyner, NC. Diapason, v. 96 no. 4, April 2005; American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Mosko, Stephen L. "Lucky", composer, conductor, champion of new music, d. 12/6/2005 in Green Valley, CA at 58; b. 12/7/1947 in Denver. latimes.com, 12/12/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-mosco12dec12,1,4191173.story}.
    d. 12/5/2005. Email from David Rosenboom, Dean of CalArts, to all CalArts alumni 12/7/2005, forwarded to the livingroom.org list by Miriam Kolar 12/12/2005, then forwarded to MLA-L by Peter Mueller 12/13/2005.

  • Mueller, Karl, rock bassist, d. 6/17/2005 in Minneapolis, MN at 41. CNN.com, 6/21/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/21/music.soulasylum.reut/index.html}; Boston.com, 6/19/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/06/19/karl_mueller_41_bassist_for_rock_band_soul_asylum/}; Rolling Stone, no. 979, 7/28/2005.

  • Murphy, Lyle, Hollywood composer and arranger, d. 8/5/2005 in Hollywood, CA at 96; b. in Berlin. New York Times On the Web, 8/16/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/16/arts/music/16murphy.html}.
    Lyle "Spud" Murphy, also jazz reeds player. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.
    b. Miko Stephanovic 8/19/1908. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Murray, Henry, jazz producer and publisher, d. 2/8/2005 in New York, NY at 82. Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Murray, William, writer and editor, opera lover, d. 3/9/2005; b. 4/8/1926 in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 69 no. 12, June 2005.

  • Nakano, Lane, Japanese-American singer and actor, d. 4/28/2005 in Sherman Oaks, CA at 80; b. in Los Angeles, CA. latimes.com, 5/10/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-nakano10may10,1,3193205.story}.

  • Nalle, Billy, theatre organist, composer, and arranger, d. 6/7/2005 in Fort Myers, FL; b. 4/24/1921 in Fort Myers. Diapason, v. 96 no. 8, August 2005; American Organist, v. 39 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Nash, Joe, archivist of black dance, d. 4/13/2005 in Manhattan at 85. New York Times online, 4/19/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/19/arts/dance/19nash.html}.

  • Nash, Paul, jazz composer and guitarist, d. 1/27/2005 in the Bronx at 56. New York Times online, 1/28/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/28/arts/music/28nash.html}.
    d. 1/20/2005. Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.

  • Neal, Jackie, jazz vocalist, d. 3/10/2005 in Baton Rouge, LA at around 30. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Nesteriv, Alexander, jazz guitarist, d. 7/6/2005 in Kiev, Ukraine. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Nicholas, Louis Thurston, tenor, voice teacher, choir director, former president of NATS, d. 12/28/2005 in Germantown, TN at 95; b. 10/2/1920. Journal of Singing, v. 62 no. 4, March/April 2006.

  • Nicholas, Steven, jazz guitarist, d. 4/21/2005 in Miami, FL at 59. Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Nicola, Noel, pioneering Cuban trova singer, d. 8/7/2005 in Havana, Cuba at 58; b. 10/7/1946 in Havana. STLtoday.com, 8/8/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_NICOLA}.

  • Nilsson, Birgit, Swedish soprano, d. in Vastra Karup at 87; b. in Vastra Karup. International Herald Tribune online, 1/11/2006 {http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/11/news/obits.php}; Musical Times, v. 147, no 1894, Spring 2006.
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    d. 8/27/2005 in Chicago, IL at 72; b. 1932 in Evanston, IL. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

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    d. at 27. Rolling Stone, no. 974, 5/19/2005.

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    d. 6/6/2005 in Frechen-Buschbell, Germany; b. 4/25/1927 in Wuppertal, Germany. Opera News, v. 70 no. 3, September 2005.
    also opera administrator; b. in Barmen. Opera, v. 56 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Papich, Stephen, choreographer, producer, director, and biographer of Josephine Baker, d. 12/16/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 80. New York Times On the Web, 1/22/2006 {http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/22/arts/dance/22papich.html}.

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  • Parker, William F., Rev., organist and minister, d. 4/16/2005 in Philadelphia, PA; b. in Philadelphia. Diapason, v. 96 no. 8, August 2005.

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  • Patton, John, lyric tenor and authority on Negro spirituals, d. 4/21/2005 in Richmond, CA at 75. CBMR Digest, v. 18 no. 1, Spring 2005.

  • Pedersen, Niels Henning Orsted, jazz bassist, d. 4/19/2005 in Copenhagen, Denmark at 58. Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005. Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, d. in Ishøj, near Copenhagen; b. 5/27/1946 in Østed, near Roskilde, Denmark. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 6, June 2005; Strad, v. 116, no 1383, June 2005; Downbeat, v. 72 no. 7, July 2005.

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  • Pena, Paul, blues guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (including Tuvan throat-singing technique), d. 10/1/2005 at 55; b. in Hyannis, MA. Boston.com, 10/5/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/10/05/paul_pena_55_blues_guitarist_mastered_tuvan_throat_singing/}; SFGate.com, 10/4/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/04/BAGVPF28KH1.DTL}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.
    d. in San Francisco. Rolling Stone, no. 986, 11/3/2005; Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Perdue, Kelly, mandolinist, fiddler, guitarist, banjoist, and other instruments, d. 12/15/2005 at 45. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Perito, Nick, composer and arranger, d. 8/3/2005 in Los Angeles at 81; b. in Denver. Boston.com, 8/14/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/14/nick_perito_81_composer_worked_with_perry_como/}.
    d. in Woodland Hills, CA. latimes.com, 8/15/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-perito15aug15,0,2341076.story}.

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    b. George Fisher 7/2/1927 in New York City. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Peters, Steven, bassist, d. 9/2005 in Kansas City, MO. Strad, v. 116, no. 1387, November 2005.

  • Peterson, Melva, music librarian, d. 6/2005 at 79; b. 10/1925. Ruth Henderson on MLA-L, 6/29/2005.

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  • Peterson, Ray, pop-country singer, d. 1/25/2005 in Smyrna, TN at 69; b. 1935 in Denton, TX. latimes.com, 1/28/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-peterson28jan28,1,3454253.story}; Boston.com, 1/29/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/01/29/ray_peterson_balladeer_of_teenage_tragedy/}.
    b. 4/23/1939. Independent Online Edition, 1/28/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=605268}.
    d. at 65. New York Times online, 1/29/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/29/arts/music/29peterson.html}.

  • Pfaelzer, Alice, educator, d. 2005? Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.

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    lyric-dramatic soprano; d. in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 8/12/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/12/arts/music/12phillips.html}.
    b. 1919. Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005.

  • Picker, Martin, musicologist, d. 2/24/2005; b. 1929. AMS Newsletter, v. 35 no. 2, August 2005.

  • Pomerantz, Sandy, folk singer, storyteller, DJ, librarian, and teacher, d. 2005? Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Portenga, Ann Rogalla, organist, hornist, teacher, and music director, d. 11/18/2005 in Muskegon, MI at 51; b. 6/26/1954 in Muskegon, MI. American Organist, v. 40 no. 11, November 2006.

  • Poschen, Dorothy E., organist, d. 10/14/2005 in Wichita, KS at 85. American Organist, v. 40 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Potts, Bill (William Orie), jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, d. 2/16/2005 in Plantation, FL at 76; b. 4/3/1928 in Arlington, VA. washingtonpost.com, 2/23/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45653-2005Feb22.html}; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 4, April 2005.
    also educator. New York Times online, 3/13/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/13/arts/music/13potts.html}.
    d. 2/15/2005 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Powell, Victor, organist and pianist, d. 5/1/2005 in Sneden's Landing, NY at 98; b. 12/5/1906 in Austin, TX. American Organist, v. 39 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Price, Rod, blues guitarist, d. 3/22/2005 in Wilton, NH at 57; b. in London. CNN.com, 3/24/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/24/deaths.ap/index.html}; washingtonpost.com, 3/25/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64619-2005Mar24.html}.

  • Proffitt, Frank, Jr., folk singer, banjoist, dulcimerist, and folklorist, d. 8/7/2005 in Todd, NC at 58; b. 1946. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Quarterman, William Ruddell, Jr., organist, d. 5/7/2005 in Charleston, SC at 76; b. 5/3/1929 in Savannah, GA. American Organist, v. 39 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Quayle, Leo, South African conductor, d. 5/19/2005 in Durban at 86; b. 12/11/1918 in Pretoria. Opera, v. 56 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Quince, Rory, jazz drummer, d. 2005? near Passaic, NJ at 21. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Quinto, Pancho, Cuban percussionist, d. 2/11/2005; b. Francisco Mora. Beat, v. 24 no. 2, 2005.

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  • Raitt, John, Broadway singer and actor, father of Bonnie Raitt, d. 2/20/2005 in Pacific Palisades, CA at 88; b. in Santa Ana, CA. latimes.com, 2/21/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-raitt21feb21,0,5783379.story}; washingtonpost.com, 2/21/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40703-2005Feb20.html}; philly.com, 2/21/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/10953706.htm}.
    John Emmett Raitt; b. 1/10/1917. Boston.com, 2/21/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/21/john_raitt_88_broadway_star_of_oklahoma_carousel/}; New York Times online, 2/21/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/21/theater/21raitt.html}; CNN.com, 2/20/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/20/obit.john.raitt.ap/index.html}.
    b. 1/19/1917. Independent Online Edition, 2/24/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=614113}.

  • Ranck, Jean Elizabeth, organist, pianist, teacher of voice, piano, and organ, and music professor, d. 12/9/2005 in Green, Bay, WI at 80; b. 6/22/1925 in Appleton, WI. American Organist, v. 40 no. 4, April 2006.

  • Rankin, Nell, mezzo, d. 1/13/2005 in New York City at 81; b. in Montgomery, AL. washingtonpost.com, 1/19/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19576-2005Jan18.html}; latimes.com, 1/19/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings19.2jan19,1,2113545.story}.
    b. 1/3/1926. Independent Online Edition, 1/19/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=602243}.
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    d. at 78. Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.

  • Ravenscroft, Thurl, voice actor (voice of "Tony the Tiger") and singer, d. 5/22/2005 in Fullerton, CA at 91. CNN.com, 5/24/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/24/ravenscroft.ap/index.html}.

  • Rawski, Conrad H., musicologist, d. 10/25/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 2, August 2006.

  • Read, Gardner, composer, d. 2005? at 92. Musical Times, v. 147, no 1894, Spring 2006.

  • Record, Eugene, pop singer and composer (founder of The Chi-Lites), d. 7/22/2005 at 64. New York Times On the Web, 7/23/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/23/arts/music/23record.html}; CNN.com, 7/25/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/25/obit.record.ap/index.html}.
    d. 7/29/2005 [sic] in Chicago; b. 1940. Rolling Stone, no. 981, 8/25/2005.

  • Reed, Alfred, composer, d. 9/17/2005; b. 1921. Personal email from Clark McAlester, friend and former student, 9/18/2005 forwarded to MLA-L by Carl Simpson 9/18/2005.
    b. 1/25/1921 in New York City. Instrumentalist, v. 60 no. 4, November 2005.

  • Reed, Ida, music librarian, d. 10/9/2005. Library Journal, 11/15/2005; AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 1, February 2006.

  • Reese, Thomas, jazz pianist, d. 2/10/2005 in Ft. Worth, TX at 67. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Reeves, Allan, jazz trumpeter, d. 12/16/2005 in Irving, TX at 91. Cadence, v. 32 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Reichardt, Uwe, jazz discographer, d. 3/1/2005 in Hamburg, Germany at 66. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Reinau, Poul, jazz guitarist and vocalist, d. 1/12/2005 in Gentofte, Denmark at 81. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Reiss, Scott, recorder player (also hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, and hand drums), d. 12/14/2005 in Arlington, VA at 54. washingtonpost.com, 12/17/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/16/AR2005121601904.html}; Early Music America, v. 12 no. 1, Spring 2006.
    also clarinetist. Chamber Music, v. 23 no. 2, April 2006.
    also sordounist (Renaissance bassoon). Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.
    b. 1951 in Coopersburg, PA. American Organist, v. 40 no. 6, June 2006.

  • Rhodes, Jim, jazz trumpeter, d. 12/10/2005 in Raleigh, NC at 81. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Rhodes, Rick, jazz pianist, d. 11/2/2005 in Oak Park, CA at 54. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Richardson, Norma-Jean, jazz guitarist, d. 4/30/2005 in Fontana, CA at about 65. Cadence, v. 31 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Richardson, Rodney, jazz bassist, d. 10/29/2005 at 88. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Richmond, Fritz, folk musician, d. 11/20/2005 in Portland, OR at 66; b. in Newton, MA. Boston.com, 11/23/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/11/23/fritz_richmond_folk_musician_played_jug_and_washtub_bass/}; New York Times On the Web, 11/24/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/24/arts/music/24richmond.html}; Cadence, v. 32 no. 3, March 2006.
    b. John B. Richmond, Jr. 1939. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Rickman, Jolie Christine, musician and social activist, d. 1/19/2005 at 34. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Ricks, Paul, operatic supernumerary or "spear-carrier", d. 10/8/2005 in San Francisco, CA at 74; b. in Chicago. SFGate.com, 11/9/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/09/BAG92FL52N1.DTL}.

  • Riefler, Doug, jazz bassist, d. ca. 3/4/2005 in Jacksonville, FL at 40. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Rittmann, Trude, pianist, composer, and arranger, d. 2/22/2005 in Lexington, MA at 96; b. in Mannheim, Germany. Boston.com, 3/6/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/06/trude_rittmann_arranged_music_for_broadway_96/}; New York Times online, 3/10/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/10/theater/10RITTMANN.html}.
    Trude Rittman. latimes.com, 3/12/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings12.3mar12,1,147459.story}.

  • Roach, Rodney William, bluegrass banjo player, d. 2/23/2005 in Plymouth, MA at 63. Boston.com, 3/1/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/01/rodney_roach_gentle_giant_became_champion_banjo_player/}.

  • Robbins, Dave, jazz trombonist, d. 9/25/2005 in Gibsons, BC at 82. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Robinson, Billy, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 8/11/2005 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at 66. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Robinson, Judith E. (Malcolm), organist and piano teacher, d. 10/18/2005 in Hudson, NH at 54; b. in Haverhill, MA. Boston.com, 10/23/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/10/23/judith_robinson_organist_piano_teacher/}.

  • Robinson, Mabel, jazz pianist and vocalist, d. 1/28/2005 at about 90. Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.
    d. 1/27/2005 in Boston, MA. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Rochberg, George, American composer, d. 5/29/2005 in Bryn Mawr, PA at 86; b. in Paterson, NJ. Boston.com, 5/31/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/05/31/george_rochberg_composers_works_infused_with_centuries_of_influences/}; philly.com, 5/31/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/11775690.htm}; latimes.com, 6/1/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-rochberg1jun01,1,6999987.story}; chicagotribune.com, 6/3/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0506030285jun03,1,7029519.story}; Boston.com, 6/2/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/06/02/george_rochberg_composer_opposed_12_tone_modernism/}.
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  • Rodriguez, José Antonio "Macco", Cuban son singer, d. 11/6/2005 at 52. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Rogers, James S., organist and choir director, d. 3/24/2005 in Agawam, MA at 44; b. in Valley Center, KS. American Organist, v. 39 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Rolle, Alex, jazz percussionist, d. 6/24/2005 in Forno Canavese, Italy at 40. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Ros, Lazaro, Afro-Cuban traditional musician, d. 2/8/2005 at 80. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Rose, Forrest, bluegrass bassist, d. 3/20/2005 at 48; b. 1956. Sing Out! v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

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  • Rossell, Ernest W. (Deac), organist, pianist, violinist, singer, and choir director, d. 1/18/2005 in Troy, NY at 93; b. 3/29/1911 in Leon, NY. American Organist, v. 39 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Rosza, Suzanne, violinist and teacher, d. 11/2005 at 82; b. in Budapest. Strad, v. 117, no. 1389, January 2006.

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  • Roylance, Brian, publisher of rock music history books, d. 9/27/2005 in Guildford, England at 60; b. 4/4/1945 in Newcastle-Emlin, Wales. New York Times On the Web, 9/30/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/30/arts/music/30roylance.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 986, 11/3/2005.

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  • Russell, Nipsey, comedian, actor, dancer, singer, d. 10/2/2005 in Manhattan at 80; b. 10/13/1924 in Atlanta. New York Times On the Web, 10/4/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/04/arts/04russell.html}; AOL.com, 10/4/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/tv/article.adp?id=20051003234109990006}; Rolling Stone, no. 986, 11/3/2005.

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    also editor and teacher. Newsletter of the American Handel Society, v. 20 no. 1, April 2005.
    also CBMR International Advisory Board member; d. 3/20/2005. CBMR Digest, v. 18 no. 1, Spring 2005.

  • Salaman, Esther, British mezzo and teacher, d. 8/30/2005 in Highgate, London at 91; b. 3/21/1914 in Barley, Royston (Hertfordshire). Opera, v. 57 no. 2, February 2006.

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  • Satz, Simon, jazz guitarist, d. 11/29/2005 in Florida at 50. Cadence, v. 32 no. 1, January 2006.

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  • Schilling, Jean, folk singer, builder and player of hammered dulcimers, author, d. 2/22/2005 in Cosby, TN; b. 6/17/1928. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Schmid, Patric, record producer, d. 11/6/2005 in London, England; b. 4/12/1944 in America. Gramophone, v. 83, no. 1001, January 2006.
    b. in Eagle Pass, TX. Opera, v. 57 no. 1, January 2006; Opera News, v. 70 no. 10, April 2006.

  • Schmidt, Erich, choral conductor, d. 6/8/2005. Musik und Kirche, v. 75 no. 5, 2005.

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  • Schröder-Feinen, Ursula, soprano, d. 2/9/2005 in Hennef, Germany; b. 7/21/1936 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Opera News, v. 69 no. 11, May 2005.
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  • Scudero, Ray, songwriter, singer, and luthier, d. 12/3/2005 at 59; b. in Brooklyn. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Scurfield, Joe, folk musician and activist, d. 6/5/2005. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Segal, Jack, lyricist/songwriter, d. 2/10/2005 in Tarzana, CA at 86; b. in Minneapolis. latimes.com, 2/14/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-segal14feb14,1,2831984.story}; Boston.com, 2/18/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/18/jack_segal_86_song_lyricist/}.

  • Seiboth, William, jazz drummer, d. 3/15/2005 in New Brunswick, NJ at 76. Cadence, v. 32 no. 9, September 2006.

  • Sekiguchi, Hideaki, Japanese rock bassist, d. 3/31/2005 in Tokyo at 38. AOL.com, 4/1/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005040121330002646589}.

  • Semmann, Kenneth, organist and music director, d. 2/5/2005 in Milwaukee, WI at 71; b. 1933. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Serfas, Rick, jazz guitarist, d. 7/31/2005 in Herndon, VA at 49. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Sergava, Katharine, dancer and actress, d. 11/26/2005 in Manhattan at 95 or 96; b. 7/30/1909 or 1910 in Tiflis (now Tblisi) in the Georgian republic. New York Times On the Web, 12/6/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/06/arts/06sergava.html}.

  • Shaw, Gordon, physicist, originator of "The Mozart Effect", d. 4/26/2005 in Laguna Beach, CA at 72; b. in Atlantic City, NJ. Boston.com, 5/2/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/05/02/gordon_shaw_his_work_led_to_mozart_effect_learning_theory/}; washingtonpost.com, 5/2/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/01/AR2005050100873.html}; New York Times online, 5/3/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/03/education/03shaw.html}.

  • Shearer, Barbara, pianist and teacher, d. 12/6/2005 in Oakland, CA at 69; b. 1936 in Ottawa, IL. SFGate.com, 12/17/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/12/17/BAGMUG9N6M1.DTL}.

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  • Shenk, Calvert Davies, organist, choral conductor, composer, educator, and scholar of chant, d. 7/9/2005 in Dearborn Heights, MI at 64; b. 11/21/1940 in Joplin, MO. detnews.com, 7/15/2005 {http://www.detnews.com/2005/obituaries/0507/25/B02-248378.htm}; Diapason, v. 96 no. 9, September 2005; Sacred Music, v. 132 no. 3, Fall 2005.

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  • Shepherd, William "Shep", jazz trombonist, d. 4/29/2005 in Parma, OH at 83. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

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  • Shraberg, William Leonard, organist, pianist, and composer, d. 8/29/2005 in Pass Christian, MS at 61; b. 11/19/1943. American Organist, v. 39 no. 12, December 2005.

  • Shtokolov, Boris, Russian bass, d. 1/6/2005 in St. Petersburg at 74; b. 3/19/1930 in Kuznetsk, Russia. Opera, v. 56 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Simeone, Harry Moses, choral conductor and arranger, d. 2/22/2005 in Manhattan at 94; b. in Newark, NJ. New York Times online, 2/25/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/25/arts/music/24simeone.html}; latimes.com, 3/1/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings1.1mar01,1,2985092.story}.

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  • Simmons, Anthony, violinist, violist, teacher, d. 2/24/2005 in Camden County, NJ at 38. philly.com, 2/26/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/10995839.htm}; Strad, v. 116, no. 1381, May 2005.

  • Simmons, Bill, swing/country gospel pianist, d. 1/24/2005 at 80. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Simmons, Emmett, jazz saxophonist, d. 8/31/2005 in Boston, MA at 66; b. in Kinston, NC. Boston.com, 9/3/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/03/emmett_simmons_played_old_school_saxophone_66/}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Simonton, John, electronic musician, engineer, and designer of electronic musical instruments, d. 11/25/2005; b. 6/24/1943. Keyboard, v. 32 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Slusser, L. Robert, organist and music minister, d. 5/29/2005 in San Diego at 83; b. 10/13/1921 in Chicago. Diapason, v. 96 no. 10, October 2005.
    d. in La Jolla, CA; b. in Detroit, MI. American Organist, v. 39 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Smith, Jane Lawrence, actress and singer, d. 8/5/2005 in Greenwich Village, NY at 90; b. 1915 in Bozeman, MT. New York Times On the Web, 8/22/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/22/arts/design/22smith_obit.html}.

  • Smith, Jewel "Sammi", country singer, d. 2/12/2005 in Oklahoma City, OK at 61. CNN.com, 2/17/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/17/obit.smith.ap/index.html}; New York Times online, 2/20/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/arts/music/20smith.html}.
    b. in Orange, CA. latimes.com, 2/18/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings18.2feb18,1,6902260.story}.

  • Smith, Jimmy (James Oscar), jazz organist, d. 2/8/2005 in Scottsdale, AZ at 76; b. in Norristown, PA. philly.com, 2/10/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/10860014.htm}.
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    James Oscar Smith Jnr; b. 12/8/1925. Independent Online Edition, 2/10/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=609460}.
    b. 1925. CNN.com, 2/10/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/10/obit.jimmy.smith.ap/index.html}.
    d. in Phoenix, AZ. Rolling Stone, no. 969, 3/10/2005; CBMR Digest, v. 18 no. 1, Spring 2005.
    d. in New York City, NY. Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.
    b. 12/8/1925. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Spencer, Robert "Sunny", country singer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader, d. 2/5/2005 in Tuscon, AZ at 75; b. in Bowen, KY. latimes.com, 2/12/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-spencer12feb12,1,2050350.story}; Guardian Unlimited online, 2/14/2005 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4798001,00.html}; ABCnews.com, 2/13/2005 {http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=496474}; Herald.com, 2/13/2005 {http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/10892673.htm?1c}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Stahl, George, jazz bassist, d. 8/23/2005 in Chicago, IL at 79. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Stamper, Art, bluegrass fiddler, d. 1/23/2005 in Louisville, MY at 71; b. in Hindman, KY. latimes.com, 1/26/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings26.3jan26,1,1458182.story}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Stata, Bob, jazz bassist, d. 6/14/2005 in Rochester, NY at 62. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Stefanov, Kiril, Bulgarian composer/conductor, d. 11/14/2005 at 72. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Stephens, Charles, jazz trombonist, d. 8/30/2005 in New York at around 63. Cadence, v. 32 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Steppe, John Anthony, organbuilder and bass-baritone, d. 10/14/2005 at 51; b. 2/3/1954 in Jersey City, NJ. Diapason, v. 97 no. 8, August 2006; American Organist, v. 40 no. 9, September 2006.

  • Steyert, Harry, jazz clarinetist, d. 4/8/2005 in Eldersburg, MD at 83. Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Stieber, Ingrid, organist and cantor, d. 2005 in Hamburg; b. 1917 in Flensburg, Germany. Musik und Kirche, v. 75 no. 3, May/June 2005.

  • Strickland, J. Bertram, organist and choirmaster, d. 7/5/2005 in Lititz, PA at 82; b. 1923 in Milton, PA. American Organist, v. 39 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Strother, Percy, blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter, d. 5/29/2005 at 58; b. in Mississippi. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Stuart, James F., opera producer, director, translator, and tenor, d. 3/7/2005; b. 12/23/1928 in Baton Rouge, LA. Opera News, v. 69 no. 12, June 2005; NOA Notes, v. 28 no. 3, May/June 2005.

  • Stuarti, Enzo, tenor, d. 12/16/2005 in Midland, TX; b. 3/3/1919 in Rome, Italy. AOL.com, 12/19/2005 {http://articles.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20051219053909990001}.

  • Stubblefield, John Jr., jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 7/4/2005 in the Bronx at 60; b. 1945 in Little Rock, AK. New York Times On the Web, 7/11/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/11/arts/music/11stubblefield.html}; philly.com, 7/12/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12109739.htm}; SFGate.com, 7/12/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/12/BAGUDDMK1U1.DTL}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005; Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.
    b. 2/4/1945. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Stull, Eleanor M., musicologist, d. 7/23/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 2, August 2006.

  • Sugerman, Danny, manager of The Doors, d. 1/5/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 50. CNN.com, 1/7/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/07/obit.doors.reut/index.html}.
    d. in West Hollywood, CA. New York Times online, 1/16/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/16/arts/music/16sugerman.html}.

  • Suhrstedt, Gerhardt J. (Gary), organist, pianist, teacher, and music director, d. 12/29/2005 in Somerville, MA at 59; b. in Charleston, SC. American Organist, v. 40 no. 5, May 2006.

  • Sultan, Grete (Johanna Margarete), pianist and teacher, d. 6/26/2005 in New York City at 99; b. 6/21/1906 in Berlin. New York Times On the Web, 7/3/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/03/arts/music/03sultan.html}; Orchester, v. 53 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Sutton, Ruth Virginia, organist and piano teacher, d. 4/19/2005 in Ypsilanti, MI at 59; b. 5/12/1945 in Detroit, MI. Diapason, v. 96 no. 10, October 2005; American Organist, v. 39 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Symonette, Lys, a.k.a. Lys Bert, singer, pianist, Weill specialist, d. 11/27/2005; b. Bertlies Weinschenk in Mainz, Germany. Kurt Weill Newsletter, v. 24 no. 1, Spring 2006; Opernwelt, v. 47 no. 4, April 2006.

  • Takács, Jenö, Austro-Hungarian composer, d. 2005? in Eisenstadt, Austria at 103. Orchester, v. 54 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Talbert, Tom, jazz composer, arranger, and pianist, d. 7/2/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 80; b. in Crystal Bay, MN. latimes.com, 7/8/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-talbert8jul08,1,1925104.story}; AOL.com, 7/8/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005070809450001031842}; Boston.com, 7/9/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/09/tom_talbert_jazz_composer_mixed_diverse_influences/}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.
    Thomas Robert Talbert, also bandleader; b. 8/4/1924. washingtonpost.com, 7/9/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/08/AR2005070801872.html}.

  • Taperell, Chris, jazz pianist, d. 10/21/2005 in Sydney, Australia at 62. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Tartoni, Guido, Italian journalist and music critic, d. 6/5/2005 in Genoa at 82; b. in Genoa. Opera, v. 56 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Tawney, Cyril, folk singer and songwriter, d. 4/21/2005 in Exeter, Devon, England; b. 10/12/1930 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Taylor, James, jazz bassist, d. 10/29/2005 in British Columbia, Canada at 33. Cadence, v. 31 no. 1, December 2005.

  • Taylor, Michael E., jazz bassist, d. 5/27/2005 in Bridgewater, PA at 62. Cadence, v. 31 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Teitelbaum, David, first president of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, d. 8/3/2005 in Manhattan at 98; b. 11/21/1906 in Brooklyn. New York Times On the Web, 8/16/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/16/nyregion/16teitelbaum.html}.

  • Templeton, Dick, gambist, d. 2005? VdGSA News, v. 42 no. 3, September 2005.

  • Terry, Kenneth Allen, banjoist, mandolinist, bassist, guitarist, and pianist, d. 11/17/2005 at 60. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Thibodeaux, Rufus, Cajun fiddler, d. 8/12/2005 at 71; b. in Louisiana. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Thomas, Tommy, jazz percussionist, d. 8/10/2005 in England at 73. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Thompson, Bobby, bluegrass banjoist, d. 5/18/2005 at 67. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Thompson, Eli "Lucky", jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 7/30/2005 in Seattle, WA at 81; b. Eli Thompson Jr. 6/16/1924 in Columbia, SC. washingtonpost.com, 8/4/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/04/AR2005080402090.html}; New York Times On the Web, 8/5/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/05/arts/05thompson.html}; seattletimes.com, 8/6/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002423784_thompsonobit06.html}; Boston.com, 8/9/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/09/lucky_thompson_jazz_saxophonist/}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 9, September 2005; Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.

  • Thomson, Claribel Gegenheimer, organist and choir director, d. 8/31/2005 in Haverford, PA at 90; b. in Vermilion, OH. philly.com, 9/16/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/12657666.htm}; American Organist, v. 40 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Thomson, Richard E., organist and composer, d. 2/10/2005; b. 8/19/1927 in New York City. Diapason, v. 96 no. 4, April 2005.
    d. in Nags Head, NC. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Tolles, Billy, jazz saxophonist, d. 1/18/2005 in Colorado at 81. Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.

  • Tolley, Daniel R., editor of the St. Louis Jazz Club's Jazz on the River, d. 10/14/2005 in Webster Groves, MO at 81; b. in West Orange, NJ. STLtoday.com, 10/17/2005 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/929FF46071A4BAA18625709D00109E2B?OpenDocument}.

  • Tolman, Gerry, manager for Crosby, Stills, and Nash, d. 12/31/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 52. Rolling Stone, no. 992, 1/26/2006.

  • Torres, Juan Pablo, jazz trombonist, d. 4/17/2005 in Miami, FL at 59. Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Toth, Andrew Francis, ethnomusicologist, d. 11/27/2005 in Denpasar, Bali; b. 1948 in Meriden, CT. SEM Newsletter, v. 40 no. 2, March 2006.

  • Travis, Chuck, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 3/18/2005 in Palo Alto, CA at 84; b. in Berkeley. SFGate.com, 4/7/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/04/07/BAG56C45891.DTL}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Troiano, Domenic, jazz guitarist, d. 5/25/2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at 59. Cadence, v. 31 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Trussel, Bill, jazz trombonist, d. 8/20/2005 in Vancouver, BC at 70. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Tsuji, Hiroshi, Japanese organbuilder, d. 12/22/2005 in Shirakawa at 72; b. 1933 in Aichiken. Diapason, v. 97 no. 4, April 2006.

  • Tucker, Tui St. George, composer, d. 4/21/2005 in North Carolina; b. 11/25/1924 in Los Angeles, CA. American Recorder, v. 46 no. 4, September 2005.

  • Tulchin, Ted, theatrical producer, d. 12/19/2005 in Manhasset, NY at 79; b. Stanley Tulchin, in Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 12/23/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/23/arts/23tulchin.html}.

  • Turner, Robert W., Jr., organist and choirmaster, d. 8/24/2005 in Fort Myers, FL at 58. American Organist, v. 40 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Tyler, Jim, jazz arranger and conductor, d. 3/5/2005 in Middletown, NY at 76. Cadence, v. 31 no. 4, April 2005.

  • um Romao, Don, jazz percussionist, d. 7/26/2005 in Rio de Janeiro at 79. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Uppman, Theodor, baritone, d. 3/17/2005 in Manhattan at 85; b. in California. OPERA America Newsline, v. 14 no. 8, May 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1891, Summer 2005.
    b. 1/12/1920 in San José. Gramophone, v. 83, no. 993, June 2005; Opera News, v. 69 no. 12, June 2005.
    b. in Palo Alto, near San José. Opera, v. 56 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Vacchiano, William, trumpeter, d. 9/19/2005 in Manhattan at 93. Boston.com, 9/23/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/23/william_vacchiano_trumpeter_taught_at_juilliard_school/}; American Record Guide, v. 69 no. 1, January/February 2006.
    William A. Vacchiano; b. in Portland, ME. New York Times On the Web, 9/24/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/24/arts/music/24vacc.html}; Symphony, v. 57 no. 1, January/February 2006.

  • Vaché, Warren, Sr., jazz bassist, author, and historian, d. 2/4/2005 in Rahway, NJ at 90. New York Times online, 2/20/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/arts/music/20vache.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.
    b. 11/27/1914 in Brooklyn, NY. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Van der Walt, Deon, South African tenor, d. 11/29/2005 in Pearl, near Cape Town, South Africa at 47. AOL.com, 11/30/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20051130072609990019}; Musical Times, v. 147, no 1894, Spring 2006.
    b. 7/28/1958. Gramophone, v. 83, no. 1002, February 2006.
    d. in Paarl; b. in Cape Town. Opera News, v. 70 no. 8, February 2006; Opera, v. 57 no. 2, February 2006.

  • van Wering, Janny, Dutch harpsichordist, d. 3/1/2005 in Amsterdam; b. 7/30/1909 in Oude Pekela, Groningen, Netherlands. Diapason, v. 96 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Vanderplate, Warren "Wardog", blues musician, d. 5/22/2005. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Vandross, Luther Ronzoni, R&B singer, d. 7/1/2005 in Edison, NJ at 54; b. in New York City. CNN.com, 7/1/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/01/vandross.obit/index.html}; AOL.com, 7/1/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005070123550002441106}; Boston.com, 7/2/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/02/luther_vandross_singer_defined_smooth_rb/}; Rolling Stone, no. 979, 7/28/2005.
    b. 1951. New York Times On the Web, 7/2/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/02/arts/music/02vandross.html}; SFGate.com, 7/2/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/02/MNG3FDI5BC1.DTL}; allamericanpatriots.com, 7/5/2005 {http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=11672}.
    also arranger, songwriter, and producer. mi2n (Music Industry News Network), 7/7/2005 {http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=81158}.

  • Vanpool, Van Alan, organist, harpsichordist, and choral conductor, d. 2/5/2005 at 54; b. 5/9/1950 in Decatur, TX. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005.

  • VanSeters, Henry, organist, organbuilder, and technician, d. 9/2005 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Diapason, v. 97 no. 8, August 2006.
    d. 9/20/2005. American Organist, v. 40 no. 9, September 2006.

  • Veinus, Abraham, musicologist, d. 11/22/2005. AMS Newsletter, v. 36 no. 2, August 2006.

  • Velázquez, Consuelo, Mexican composer, singer, and pianist, d. 1/22/2005 in Mexico City at 88; b. 1916 in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico. Universal Online, 1/24/2005 {http://www.el-universal.com.mx/pls/impreso/noticia.html?id_nota=9006&tabla=miami}; latimes.com, 1/26/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-valazquez26jan26,1,4862714.story}; New York Times online, 1/30/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/30/arts/music/30velazquez.html}.
    Torres Ortiz Consuelo Velázquez; b. 8/29/1916. Independent Online Edition, 1/26/2005 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/story.jsp?story=604569}.
    b. 8/21/1916. Guardian Unlimited online, 1/26/2005 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/obituary/0,12723,1398551,00.html}.
    d. at 84. Boston.com, 2/2/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/02/02/consuelo_velaquez_at_84_wrote_the_song_besame_mucho/}.

  • Velke, John Arthur "Fritz", II, music teacher and conductor, d. 9/30/2005 in Rockville, MD at 75; b. in Washington, DC. washingtonpost.com, 10/5/2005 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/04/AR2005100401741.html}.

  • Ventzke, Karl, musicologist, d. 2005; b. 1933. Traverso, v. 17 no. 3, July 2005.

  • Vernizzi, Fulvio, Italian conductor, d. 2/19/2005 in Turin at 90; b. 7/3/1914 in Busseto. Opera, v. 56 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Vicuña Lyon, Magdalena, publisher, d. 2005; b. 1911. Revista Musical Chilena, v. 59, no. 203, April-June 2005.

  • Viotti, Marcello, European conductor, d. 2/16/2005 in Munich, Germany at 50; b. 6/29/1954 in Switzerland. AOL.com, 2/17/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005021705580001144553}; New York Times online, 2/17/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/17/arts/music/17viotti.html}; latimes.com, 2/18/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-viotti18feb18,1,5931943.story}; Gramophone, v. 82, no. 992, May 2005; Musical Times, v. 146, no. 1890, Spring 2005.
    b. in Vallorbe, Switzerland. Opera, v. 56 no. 4, April 2005; Opera News, v. 69 no. 11, May 2005.
    Italian conductor. Orchester, v. 53 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Vogel, Frederic B., Broadway producer and teacher of Broadway production, d. 11/29/2005 in New York City in his 70s. New York Times On the Web, 12/2/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/02/timespreviewfri/02vogel.html}.

  • Wallace, George, actor and singer, d. 7/22/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 88; b. 1917 in New York City. AOL.com, 7/27/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/movies/article.adp?id=20050727094909990019}.

  • Wallace, Joseph H., jazz bassist, d. 9/2/2005 in Lawrenceville, PA at 93. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Waller, Robert E., organist, teacher, singer, recording engineer, d. 1/25/2005 in Hoosick, NY at 83; b. in Yonkers, NY. Tracker, v. 49 no. 2, Spring 2005.

  • Wallin, Per Henrik, jazz pianist, d. 6/16/2005 in Stockholm, Sweden at 58. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Walton, Charles, jazz drummer, d. ca. 3/28/2005 in his 70s. Cadence, v. 31 no. 5, May 2005.
    Charles E. Walton, also jazz historian, d. 3/30/2005 at 74. CBMR Digest, v. 18 no. 1, Spring 2005.

  • Wanzo, Melvin F., a.k.a. El-Hajji M. Wahid Muhammad, jazz trombonist, d. 9/9/2005 in Detroit, MI at 74. detnews.com, 9/11/2005 {http://www.detnews.com/2005/obituaries/0509/11/B05-310394.htm}.
    Mel Wanzo. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Ware, Herta, activist singer and actress, d. 8/15/2005 at 88. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Waronker, Simon, Liberty Records founder, d. 5/7/2005 in Beverly, Hills, CA at 90. Cadence, v. 31 no. 7, July 2005.

  • Warren, Eleanor, British cellist and teacher, d. 2005? at 87. Strad, v. 116, no. 1387, November 2005.

  • Washburn, Phil, jazz trombonist, d. 12/18/2005 in Tucson, AZ at 90. Cadence, v. 32 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Watanabe, Ruth T., music librarian, d. 2/26/2005; b. 1916 in California. Dan Zager on MLA-L, 2/28/2005.

  • Waters, Wilson "Lit", Jr., gospel singer, d. 11/24/2005 in Nashville, TN at 74. Boston.com, 12/5/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/12/05/wilson_waters_earned_grammys_in_gospel_group/}; Rolling Stone, no. 990/991, 12/29/2005 / 1/12/2006; Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Weber, Kay, jazz vocalist, d. 9/23/2005 at 96. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Weed, Sterling Dorwin, swing bandleader, d. 9/11/2005 in St. Albans, VT at 104. Boston.com, 9/14/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/14/sterling_d_weed_104_vt_bandleader_active_until_end/}.
    Sterling Weed. Cadence, v. 31 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Wein, Joyce, producer of music festivals, d. 8/15/2005 in New York City at 76; b. Joyce Alexander 10/21/1928 in Boston, MA. New York Times On the Web, 8/18/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/18/arts/18wein.html}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006; Jazz Journal International, v. 59 no. 1, January 2006..

  • Weinstein, Arnold, poet, playwright, and librettist, d. 9/4/2005 in Manhattan at 78; b. 6/10/1927 in New York City. New York Times On the Web, 9/6/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/06/theater/06wein.html}.
    b. 6/27/1927. Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005.

  • Weissman, Elaine, folk music promoter and organizer, d. 2/4/2005; b. 1942. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • West, Hedy, folk singer, d. 2005; b. 1938. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Westergaard (O'Neil), Louise, Broadway producer, d. 5/6/2005 in New York at 67; b. Louise Arnold 9/2/1937 in Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 5/13/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/13/theater/13westergaard.html}.

  • Wheeler, Hart, jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist, d. 6/10/2005 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada at 84. Cadence, v. 31 no. 8, August 2005.

  • Wheeler, Jerome, early-music and theatrical performer and composer, d. 2/20/2005 at 58. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • White, Kip, folk singer and songwriter, d. 5/30/2005 at 49. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • White, Onna, dancer and choreographer, d. 4/8/2005 in Hollywood, CA at 83; b. 3/24/1922 in Canada. New York Times online, 4/11/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/11/arts/dance/11white.html}.

  • Whitley, Bob G., organist and music director, d. 7/31/2005 in Fox Chapel, PA at 76. Diapason, v. 96 no. 10, October 2005; American Organist, v. 39 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Whitley, Chris, blues/rock singer-songwriter, d. 11/20/2005 in Houston, TX at 45; b. in Houston. AOL.com, 11/22/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20051122165509990009}; STLtoday.com, 11/23/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_WHITLEY?SITE=MOSTP}; SFGate.com, 11/24/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/24/BAGBNFTHK31.DTL}.
    Christopher Becker Whitley, d. near Houston. New York Times On the Web, 11/24/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/24/arts/music/24whitley.html}.
    b. 8/31/1960. Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 1, Spring 2006.

  • Wilkes, Benjamin, tenor, d. 7/27/2005 in San Diego, CA; b. 10/28/1917 in Toyah, TX. Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005.

  • Williams, Barbara Winfield, jazz vocalist, d. 8/10/2005. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Williams, Davey, jazz drummer, d. ca. 11/17/2005 in Las Vegas, NV at 80. Cadence, v. 32 no. 3, March 2006.

  • Williams, Donald W., organist and choirmaster, d. 9/22/2005 in Chelsea, MI at 66. Diapason, v. 96 no. 11, November 2005.
    b. 8/5/1939 in Marietta, GA. American Organist, v. 40 no. 1, January 2006.

  • Williams, Emery "Detroit Junior", blues singer, pianist, and songwriter, d. 8/9/2005 in Chicago, IL at 73; b. in Haynes, AR. AOL.com, 8/10/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20050810124909990022}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 4, Winter 2006.

  • Williams, George Benjamin, organist, d. 7/23/2005 in Brooklyn, NY at 55; b. 5/7/1950. American Organist, v. 39 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Williams, Jerry Lynn, songwriter and singer, d. 11/25/2005 in St. Martin, French West Indies at 57. SFGate.com, 12/15/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/12/15/BAGH2G8F0T1.DTL}.

  • Williams, Rodney J., doo-wop singer and songwriter, d. 7/14/2005 in San Antonio, TX at 68; b. in Pittsburgh, PA. San Antonio Express-News, 7/19/2005.

  • Williams, Theodore Roosevelt ("Ted"), professor of chemistry and music supporter, d. 12/2005 at 75. Chamber Music, v. 23 no. 2, April 2006.

  • Wilson, Irene, jazz vocalist, d. 8/1/2005 in Sydenham, England at 77. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Wilson, James, composer, d. 8/5/2005 in Dublin, Ireland at 82; b. 9/27/1922 in London, England. Opera, v. 57 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Wilson, Stan, folk singer, d. 6/9/2005 in Berkeley, CA at 83; b. 1922 in Oakland. SFGate.com, 6/11/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/11/BAG1AD77UM1.DTL}.
    also songwriter, d. 6/8/2005. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Winans, Ronald, gospel singer, d. 6/17/2005 in Detroit, MI at 48. AOL.com, 6/17/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005061713580001102551}; New York Times On the Web, 6/18/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/18/arts/music/18winans.html}; Boston.com, 6/18/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/06/18/ronald_winans_48_gospel_singer/}; Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Winston, Julian "Winnie", folk banjoist and pedal steel guitarist, d. 6/12/2005 in New Zealand; b. 5/31/1941 in New York City. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Wise, Robert, movie director, d. 9/14/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 91; b. 9/10/1914 in Winchester, IN. latimes.com, 9/15/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-wise15sep15,1,5119043.story}; New York Times On the Web, 9/15/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/15/arts/15wise.html}; CNN.com, 9/15/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/15/obit.wise.ap/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 9/15/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_WISE?SITE=MOSTP}.
    Robert Earl Wise. Boston.com, 9/16/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/16/robert_wise_won_oscars_for_directing_west_side_story_and_sound_of_music/}.

  • Wolf, Hans, opera conductor and chorus master, d. 8/5/2005 in Seattle, WA; b. 12/5/1912 in Hamburg, Germany. Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005.

  • Wolff, Beverly, mezzo, d. 8/14/2005 in Lakeland, FL; b. 11/6/1928 in Atlanta, GA. Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005.

  • Wolfson, Richard Jonathan, composer, guitarist, keyboard player, film-maker and journalist, d. 2/1/2005 at 49; b. 1955 in Solihull, England. Times Online, 2/16/2005 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1485701,00.html}.

  • Wong, Esther, club owner and punk promoter ("godmother of punk"), d. 8/14/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 88; b. in Shanghai. AOL.com, 8/17/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20050817180409990003}; SFGate.com, 8/17/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/08/17/BAGKTE90821.DTL}; seattlestimes.com, 8/18/2005 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002444040_wongobit18.html}.

  • Wood, Carla, mezzo and magazine editor, d. 7/13/2005 in Draper, UT; b. 2/26/1955 in Los Angeles, CA. Opera News, v. 70 no. 4, October 2005; Opernwelt, v. 46 no. 9/10, September/October 2005.

  • Wood, Kent Ricardo, go-go keyboardist, d. 12/31/2005 in Orange County, VA at 38; b. in Washington, DC. washingtonpost.com, 1/5/2006 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/04/AR2006010401987.html}.

  • Wood, Roger, opera and ballet photographer, d. 6/21/2005 in Canterbury, England; b. 8/6/1920 in Madras, India. Opera News, v. 70 no. 4, October 2005.

  • Woode, Jimmy, jazz bassist, d. 4/30/2005 in Lindenwold, NJ at 78; b. James Bryant Woode II 9/23/1926 in Philadelphia. New York Times online, 4/30/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/30/arts/music/30woode.html}; philly.com, 5/1/2005 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/11536519.htm}.
    d. 4/23/2005. Boston.com, 4/30/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/04/30/jimmy_woode_78_jazz_bassist/}.
    d. 4/23/2005 at 76. Cadence, v. 31 no. 6, June 2005; Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 6, June 2005.

  • Woods, Betty Barton, choral conductor, voice teacher, and organist, d. 2005; b. 2/15/1938. Choral Journal, v. 46 no. 6, December 2005.

  • Woodside, Lyndon, choral conductor, d. 8/23/2005 in Engelwood, NJ at 70; b. 3/23/1935 in Florence, SC. New York Times On the Web, 8/26/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/26/arts/music/26woodside.html}; Opera News, v. 70 no. 5, November 2005; Chamber Music, v. 22 no. 6, December 2005.

  • Woodward, Ralph, choral director and professor of voice, d. 2005; b. 11/21/1918 in Shelley, ID. Choral Journal, v. 46 no. 5, November 2005.

  • Woolf, Andrew G., folk fiddler, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller, d. 2/4/2005 at 59. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 2, Summer 2005.

  • Wray, Link, rock guitarist, "father of the power chord", d. 11/5/2005 in Copenhagen at 76; b. Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr. 1929 in Dunn, NC. AOL.com, 11/21/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/article.adp?id=20051121093109990008}; STLtoday.com, 11/21/2005 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_WRAY?SITE=MOSTP}; latimes.com, 11/22/2005 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-wray22nov22,1,4262492.story}; chicagotribune.com, 11/22/2005 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0511220260nov22,1,3359500.story}; Boston.com, 11/22/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/11/22/link_wray_guitar_master_of_rocks_power_chord/}; Spin, v. 22 no. 2, February 2006.

  • Wright, Robert, Broadway composer and lyricist, d. 7/27/2005 in Miami, FL at 90; b. 9/25/1914 in Daytona Beach, FL. New York Times On the Web, 8/2/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/02/theater/02wright.html}.

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