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Necrology: 2008


  • Abe, Katsuji, Japanese jazz photographer, d. 9/17/2008 in Tokyo at about 95. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Adams, Charlie, Canadian Inuit country singer, songwriter, and guitarist, d. 2/25/2008 in Montreal, Quebec at 55. CBCnews.ca, 2/27/2008 {http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/27/adams-obit.html}.

  • Adams, Edie, actress, comedian, and singer, d. 10/15/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 81; b. Edith Elizabeth Enke 4/16/1927 in Kingston, PA. New York Times online, 10/16/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/16/movies/16adams.html}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Ades, Hawley, choral arranger, d. 3/26/2008 at 99; b. ca. 6/26/1908 in Wichita, KS. The Mississippi Rag online, August 2008 {http://www.mississippirag.com/ragonline_august08/features_aug_hawley.html}.

  • Adler, Bruce, actor and singer, d. 7/25/2008 in Davie, FL at 63; b. 11/27/1944 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 7/28/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/28/theater/28adler.html}.

  • Adler, Henry, drummer, author, teacher, and publisher, d. 9/30/2008 in Dunedin, FL at 93; b. 1915 in New York, NY. PAS.org, 2008 {http://www.pas.org/News/InMemoriam.cfm}.

  • Albert, Eugene H. "Dutch", clarinetist and Navy bandmaster, d. 7/7/2008 in Temple Hills, MD at 89; b. in Lebanon, PA. washingtonpost.com, 7/12/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/11/AR2008071102969.html}.

  • Allen, Christie, Australian pop singer, d. 8/12/2008 in Western Australia; b. 1954 in Britain. heraldsun.com.au, 8/13/2008 {http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24175897-5005961,00.html}; PerthNow online, 8/13/2008 {http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24175345-5012990,00.html}.

  • Allen, Gene, jazz reeds player, d. ca. 2/28/2008 at 79. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Allen, Peter, jazz bassist, d. 10/27/2008 in Portland, OR at 87. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Allen, Rod, British rock singer, d. 1/11/2008 in Coventry at 63; b. Rodney Bainbridge. BBC NEWS online, 1/11/2008 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7183281.stm}.
    b. 3/31/1944. Times Online, 1/15/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3186500.ece}.
    d. 1/10/2008; b. in Leicester. guardian.co.uk, 1/17/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2241893,00.html}.

  • Altieri, John F., actor and singer, d. 5/4/2008 in Las Vegas, NV at 38; b. in Brockton, MA. Playbill online, 5/8/2008 {http://www.playbill.com/news/article/117565.html}.

  • Anderson, Chris, jazz pianist, d. 2/4/2008 in Manhattan at 81; b. in Chicago, IL. New York Times On the Web, 2/9/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/09/arts/music/09anderson.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Anderson, Gerald E., music educator, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and author, d. 12/2008; b. 1935. Instrumentalist, v. 63 no. 12, July 2009.

  • Angle, Don, harpsichordist and arranger, d. 7/2008. Early Music America, v. 14 no. 4, Winter 2008.

  • Anthonissen, Juul, jazz writer and promoter, d. 10/31/2008 in Belgium at 77. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Argall, Martin J., organist, d. 1/23/2008 in Des Plaines, IL at 91; b. 9/6/1916. American Organist, v. 43 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Armstrong, Jack, a.k.a. John C. Larsh, top 40 disc jockey, d. 3/22/2008 in North Carolina. Email from Devon Larsh Fischer (daughter), forwarded to alt.obituaries 3/24/2008 by "KingDaevid" .

  • Arnold, Eddy, country singer and guitarist, d. 5/8/2008 in Franklin, TN at 89; b. Richard Edward Arnold. NewsChannel 5.com, 5/8/2008 {http://www.newschannel5.com/global/story.asp?s=8288748}; Rolling Stone, no 1068/1069, 12/25/2008-1/8/2009.
    b. 5/15/1918 near Henderson, TN. STLtoday.com, 5/8/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_ARNOLD?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 5/8/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/08/arts/music/08cnd-arnold.html}.
    b. in Henderson, TN. Los Angeles Times online, 5/9/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-arnold9-2008may09,0,2211096.story}.

  • Arnold, Wilbert, jazz drummer, d. 12/26/2008 in New Orleans, LA at ca. 55. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Arnoldi, Gay, coloratura soprano, voice teacher, and school music teacher, d. 2/23/2008 in Ballwin, MO at 85; b. in Leadwood, MO. STLtoday.com, 2/27/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/4949E342B714AF67862573FC00166834?OpenDocument}.

  • Arpino, Gerald, dancer, choreographer, co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, d. 10/29/2008 in Chicago, IL at 85. STLtoday.com, 10/29/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_ARPINO?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. on Staten Island. New York Times online, 10/29/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/arts/dance/30arpino.html}.

  • Aspinall, Neil, British record publisher, friend and business associate of The Beatles, d. 3/23/2008 in New York City at 66. CNN.com, 3/24/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/24/obit.aspinall.ap/index.html}; AOL.com, 3/24/2008 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/music-news-story/ar/_a/neil-aspinall-dies-at-66/20080324140109990001}.
    also sang and performed various instruments on several Beatles recordings, d. in Manhattan; b. 10/13/1941 in Prestatyn, Wales. New York Times On the Web, 3/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/arts/music/25aspinall.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1050, 4/17/2008.

  • Ayotte, Robert Bryan, organist, d. 6/4/2008 in Danbury, CT at 34; b. in Buffalo, NY. American Organist, v. 42 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Bacon, Ethel F., music teacher, author, and music librarian, d. 11/6/2008 in Middletown, CT at 86; b. in Hartford, CT. courant.com, 11/9/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/HartfordCourant/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=119956964}.

  • Baichi, Peter M. Jr., organist and choir director at the Crystal Cathedral, d. 6/29/2008 in Syracuse, NY at 38; b. in Syracuse, NY. American Organist, v. 42 no. 9, September 2008.

  • Bajramovic, Saban, Roma singer, composer, and actor, d. 6/8/2008 in Nis, Serbia. Javno, 6/8/2008 {http://www.javno.com/en/bestseller/clanak.php?id=154627}.
    b. 4/16/1936 in Nis, (then) Yugoslavia. Independent online, 6/12/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/saban-bajramovic-gypsy-king-of-serbia-845067.html}.

  • Baker, Gloria Shayne, composer, lyricist, pianist, and singer, d. 3/6/2008 in Stamford, CT at 84; b. Gloria Adele Shain 9/4/1923 in Brookline, MA. New York Times On the Web, 3/11/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/11/arts/11baker.html}.

  • Baker, Henry N., jazz saxophonist, d. 4/7/2008 in Towson, MD at 87. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Balfour, Ewen, British opera publicist, d. 12/10/2008 in London at 66; b. 11/30/1942 in Aberdeenshire. Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Ballard, Clint (Clinton Conger) Jnr, pop songwriter, d. 12/23/2008 in Denton, TX; b. 5/24/1931 in El Paso, TX. Independent online, 1/15/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/clint-ballard-jnr-songwriter-best-known-for-the-game-of-love-and-youre-no-good-1366589.html}.
    Clint Ballard Jr.. New York Times online, 1/19/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/19/arts/music/19ballard.html}; Yahoo!News, 1/19/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090120/ap_on_re_us/deaths_1}; Los Angeles Times online, 1/20/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-clintballard21-2009jan21,0,1620123.story}.

  • Barham, Edmund, British dramatic tenor, d. 4/27/2008 in London; b. 3/22/1952 in London. Independent online, 5/10/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/edmund-barham-stylish-dramatic-tenor-825471.html}.
    d. 4/21/2008 at 58; b. 3/22/1950 in Beckenham. Times Online, 5/28/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4021925.ece}; Opera, v. 59 no. 7, July 2008.

  • Barlow, Klara, soprano, d. 1/20/2008 in New York, NY; b. Alma Claire Williams 7/28/1928 in Brooklyn, NY. Opera News, v. 71 no. 10, April 2008; Opera, v. 59 no. 4, April 2008.

  • Barnes, Clive, theater and dance critic, d. 11/19/2008 in New York, NY at 81; b. in London, England. STLtoday.com, 11/19/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BARNES?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. 5/12/1927. Opera News, v. 73 no. 8, February 2009.

  • Baronova, Irina, ballerina, d. 6/28/2008 in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia at 89; b. 3/13/1919 in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), Russia. New York Times online, 7/2/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/arts/dance/02baronova.html}; STLtoday.com, 7/3/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BARONOVA?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Barron, Bebe, pioneering composer of electronic music, d. 4/20/2008 in Los Angeles, CA; b. Charlotte Wind in Minneapolis, MN. Variety online, 4/21/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117984384.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008.
    d. at 82; b. Charlotte May Wind 6/16/1925. New York Times On the Web, 4/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/25/movies/25barron.html}; Times Online, 5/6/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3875948.ece}.

  • Barthel, Denis, British former boy soprano, MBE, d. 9/13/2008 at 92; b. Denis (Don) Harold Barthel 5/19/1916 in Camberwell, South London. Times Online, 10/3/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4870023.ece}.

  • Bartholemew, Betty Jean Taylor, pianist, organist, music director, d. 10/11/2008 in Eugene, OR at 84; b. 12/10/1923 in Eugene, OR. American Organist, v. 43 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Bass, Robert, choral conductor, d. 8/25/2008 in Manhattan at 55. Associated Press online, 8/27/2008 {http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD92QC1TG0}; New York Times online, 8/27/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/28/arts/music/28bass.html}; American Organist, v. 42 no. 12, December 2008.
    d. 8/26/2008; b. 8/4/1953 in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 73 no. 5, November 2008.

  • Baumel, Lynn, jazz vocalist, also early-music recorder player and gambist, d. 11/5/2008 in Kendall, FL at 82; b. 1/1/1926 in Chicago Heights, IL. MiamiHerald.com, 11/15/2008 {http://www.miamiherald.com/news/obituaries/story/772256.html}.

  • Baylin, Jay A., orchestra administrator, d. 9/7/2008 in Chicago, IL at 69. chicagotribune.com, 9/12/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northwest/chi-hed-baylin-12-sep12,0,4524502.story}.

  • Beal, Eula, contralto, d. 7/29/2008 in Napa, CA; b. 1/25/1919 in Riverside, CA. Opera News, v. 73 no. 4, October 2008.

  • Beamer, Nona (Winona Kapuailohiamanonokalani Desha), Hawaiian songwriter, performer, hula teacher, and author, d. 4/10/2008 on Maui at 84; b. in Honolulu, HI. STLtoday.com, 4/11/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BEAMER?SITE=MOSTP}; chicagotribune.com, 4/13/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-obit-beamer13apr13,0,1931863.story}.

  • Bearse, Leonard Edwin, organist, music minister, public school teacher, d. 5/4/2008 in Amesbury, MA at 73; b. 2/14/1935 in Hyannis, MA. American Organist, v. 42 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Bechtel, Ben, early music builder of stringed instruments and performer on viol and winds, d. 7/2008 in Ohio at 72. Early Music America, v. 15 no. 1, Spring 2009.

  • Beck, Joe, jazz guitarist, composer, and producer, d. 7/26?/2008. Jazz Network, 7/26/2008 {http://thejazznetwork.ning.com/}.
    d. 7/22/2008 in Danbury, CT at 62; b. in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times online, 7/30/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/arts/music/30beck.html}.
    b. 7/29/1945. washingtonpost.com, 8/2/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/01/AR2008080103284.html}.
    d. in Woodbury, CT. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Beckman, Richard E., big-band saxophonist and plumber, d. 8/28/2008 in Springfield, IL at 77; b. in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 8/31/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/0614DC8991BAE3A0862574B600121396?OpenDocument}.

  • Bell, Freddie, pioneering rocker, d. 2/10/2008 in Las Vegas, NV at 76. STLtoday.com, 2/11/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_FREDDIE_BELL?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Bell, Roger, jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, d. 6/17/2008 in Melbourne at 89. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Belsner, Mike, jazz vocalist, d. 7/6/2008 in Las Vegas, NV. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Bennett, Willie P., Canadian folk singer, d. 2/15/2008 in Peterborough, Ontario at 56; b. 10/26/1951 in Toronto, Ontario. CBCnews.ca, 2/18/2008 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2008/02/17/bennett-obit.html}.

  • Bentley, Deryck "Kanga", Australian jazz trombonist, d. 1/29/2008 in Adelaide at 82. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Berlinsky, Valentin (Valya), Russian cellist, d. 12/15/2008. borodinquartet.com, 12/19/2008 {http://www.borodinquartet.com/Valentin_Berlinsky.pdf}.
    d. at 83; b. Valentin Alexandrovich Berlinsky 1/19/1925 in Irkutsk, Siberia. Telegraph.co.uk, 12/22/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/3903080/Valentin-Berlinsky.html}.
    d. in Moscow. New York Times online, 12/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/arts/music/25berlinsky.html}.

  • Berman, Buch, jazz promoter, d. 1/31/2008 in Lincoln, NE at 53. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Berniker, Michael, record producer, d. 7/25/2008 in Great Barrington, MA at 73; b. 6/30/1935 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 7/29/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/arts/music/29berniker.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Berry, Mary, British musicologist and nun, champion of Gregorian chant, d. 5/1/2008 at 90; b. 6/29/1917. Times Online, 5/7/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3882191.ece}.

  • Berryman, Edward D., organist, pianist, teacher, choirmaster, d. 8/22/2008 in Minneapolis, MN at 88. American Organist, v. 42 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Bertola, Giulio, Italian choirmaster (at La Scala), conductor and composer, d. 11/30/2008 in Milan at 87. STLtoday.com, 12/2/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_ITALY_OBIT_GIULIO_BERTOLA?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Bessmertnova, Natalia, Russian ballerina, d. 2/19/2008 in Moscow at 66; b. in Moscow. STLtoday.com, 2/19/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BESSMERTNOVA?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Beyer, Frank Michael, German composer, d. 4/20/2008 in Berlin; b. in Berlin. Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, v. 169 no. 3, May/June 2008.

  • Bird, Jez (Jeremy), British popular singer, songwriter, and guitarist, d. 8/27/2008 in Lewes, East Sussex; b. 10/1957 in Lewes. Independent online, 10/31/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jez-bird-mod-revival-singer-who-led-the-lambrettas-to-chart-success-979996.html}.

  • Birnbaum, Leo, British violist, youngest and last founding member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, d. 4/20/2008 at 97; b. 2/9/1911 in London. Telegraph.co.uk, 5/4/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1927317/Leo-Birnbaum.html}; Strad, v. 119, no. 1418, June 2008.

  • Bishop, Adelaide, soprano, d. 6/20/2008 in Sarasota, FL; b. 6/23/1928 in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 73 no. 3, September 2008.

  • Black, Jimmy Carl, rock drummer, d. 11/1/2008; b. James Inkanish Jr. 2/1/1938 in El Paso, TX. Jimmy Carl Black website, 11/2/2008 {http://www.jimmycarlblack.com/}; Rolling Stone online, 11/4/2008 {http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/11/04/mothers-of-invention-drummer-jimmy-carl-black-dead-at-70/}; AllAboutJazz.com, 11/5/2008 {http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news_print.php?id=25150}.
    d. in Siegsdorf, Germany. Los Angeles Times online, 11/5/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-black6-2008nov06,0,4496764.story}; STLtoday.com, 11/5/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_OBIT_JIMMY_CARL_BLACK?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 11/6/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/07/arts/music/07black.html}; Independent online, 11/6/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jimmy-carl-black-drummer-and-vocalist-with-the-mothers-of-invention-994817.html}.

  • Blackledge, Hayward Sylvester III, jazz drummer and political activist, d. 9/18/2008 in Boston, MA at 56; b. in Providence, RI. boston.com, 10/3/2008 {http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2008/10/03/hayward_blackledge_iii_56_drummer_and_political_activist/}; MercuryNews.com, 10/4/2008 {http://www.mercurynews.com/obituaries/ci_10640368}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Blacklock, Charlie, musical saw virtuoso and manufacturer, and bandleader, d. 4/17/2008 in Alameda, CA at 91; b. 2/15/1917 in Hollister, CA. MercuryNews.com, 5/1/2008 {http://www.mercurynews.com/alamedacounty/ci_9123565}.

  • Blumberg, Naomi, cellist and teacher, d. 2008. Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.

  • Blumenthal, Bob, jazz percussionist, d. 5/7/2008 at 58. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Boatright, Bobby Lynn, fiddler and math professor, d. 12/28/2008 in Fort Worth, TX at 69; b. 9/30/1939 in Denison, TX. Star-Telegram.com, 12/30/2008 {http://www.star-telegram.com/metro_news/story/1116220.html}.

  • Bobrow, Norm, jazz impresario, d. 4/13/2008 in Seattle, WA at 90; b. in Brooklyn, NY. seattlepi.com, 4/14/2008 {http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/359070_obitbobrow15.html}.
    vocalist, percussionist, and producer. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Bockholdt, Rudolf, musicologist, d.; b. 1930 in Amsterdam. Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 3, March 2008.

  • Bodner, Phil, jazz reeds player, d. 2/24/2008 at 90. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Body, Sean, British accountant, bookseller, publisher, and author, d. 4/15/2008; b. 1/3/1966. guardian.co.uk, 4/24/2008 {http://books.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2275705,00.html}.

  • Boghossian, Sam, violinist, d. 7/13/2008 in Grass Valley, CA at 88; b. in Armenia. Variety online, 8/11/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990397.html}; Strad, v. 119, no. 1422, October 2008.

  • Boleto, Jan Soest, opera designer, d. 12/11/2008 in University City, MO at 71; b. in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 12/13/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/78C1328BB1118EE38625751E0011235A?OpenDocument}.

  • Bolick, Bill (William), hillbilly singer and mandolinist, d. 3/14/2008 in Hickory, NC; b. 10/28/1917 in Hickory, NC. Independent Online Edition, 3/27/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/bill-bolick-half-of-the-hillbilly-blue-sky-boys-801180.html}.
    d. 3/13/2008. guardian.co.uk, 6/10/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2284673,00.html}.

  • Bolton, David Hugh, British maker and player of various keyboard instruments, cellist, viol player, and singer, d. 2/23/2008 in Acklam, Middlesbrough at 77; b. 11/18/1930 in Greenwich, London. Harpsichord & Fortepiano, v. 12 no. 2, Spring 2008.

  • Boniche, Elie "Lili", Algerian singer, guitarist, and composer, d. 3/6/2008 in Paris, France; b. 4/29/1922 in Algiers. Independent online, 4/21/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/lili-boniche-singer-from-colonial-algeria-812672.html}.

  • Bonner, Tessa (Teresa Margaret), British early music soprano, d. 12/31/2008 at 57; b. 2/28/1951 in Hammersmith. guardian.co.uk, 1/12/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jan/12/tessa-bonner-obituary}.

  • Booker, Cedella, mother of Bob Marley, d. 4/8/2008 in Miami, FL at 81; b. in Jamaica. AOL.com, 4/9/2008 {http://news.aol.com/story/_a/bob-marleys-mother-cedella-booker-dies/n20080409154509990026?cid=774}; STLtoday.com, 4/9/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_MARLEYS_MOTHER?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Booty, Charlie, jazz pianist, d. ca. 2/20/2008 in Milan, TN at 80. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Bor, Sam, British violinist, founding member of the BBC Symphony, d. 11/17/2008 in Adelaide, South Australia; b. 9/10/1912 in London. Independent online, 12/2/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sam-bor-violinist-and-founder-member-of-the-bbc-symphony-who-later-led-the-scottish-national-orchestra-for-14-years-1047116.html}.

  • Borloz, David-Alexandre, Swiss baritone, d. 10/19/2008 in London at 32; b. 5/29/1976 at Vevey. Opera, v. 60 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Boulnois, Michel, French organist and composer, d. 11/30/2008 at 101; b. 10/31/1907 in Paris. American Organist, v. 43 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Bouman, Sandra Sliker, soprano and teacher, d. 6/22/2008 in St. Louis, MO; b. 7/3/1940 in Philadelphia, PA. Email release from SLSO, 6/22/2008.
    d. in University City, MO at 67. STLtoday.com, 6/26/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/6FA700FE4C73AF058625747400120B3B?OpenDocument}.

  • Bowman, David Straker, organist, choir director, music director, and professor of music, d. 10/4/2008 in Montgomery, AL at 69; b. in Chattanooga, TN. American Organist, v. 43 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Bown, Patti, jazz and classical pianist and composer, d. 3/16/2008 in Media, PA at 76; b. Patricia Anne Bown 1931 in Seattle, WA. seattletimes.com, 3/21/2008 {http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=bownobit210&date=20080321}.
    d. "around" 3/15/2008. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Boyer, Janet Beers, classical cellist, folk musician, and music store owner, d. 7/25/2008 in Kirkwood, MO at 80; b. in Sproul, PA. STLtoday.com, 7/27/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/9F202E30DED1D39F8625749300081C5A?OpenDocument}.

  • Bradford, Cleo, jazz vocalist, d. 8/19/2008 in Maryland at 67. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Brakel, Margaret E., organist, d. 7/17/2008 in Reading, PA at 85; b. Margaret Anderson 1923 in Marshall, MN. American Organist, v. 43 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Bramlett, Delaney, rock singer, songwriter, and producer, d. 12/27/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 69; b. in Mississippi. MercuryNews.com, 12/27/2008 {http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_11321069}; STLtoday.com, 12/28/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BRAMLETT?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 12/28/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2008/12/28/arts/entertainment-us-bramlett.html}; Variety online, 12/28/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997764.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1071, 2/5/2009.
    b. 1939. Los Angeles Times online, 12/28/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings28-2008dec28,0,3451708.story}; b. in Pontotoc, MS. CNN.com, 12/29/2008 {http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2008/12/29/delaney-bramlett-1939-2008/}.
    also guitarist; b. in Pontotoc County, MS. Independent online, 12/29/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/delaney-bramlett-singer-songwriter-and-producer-who-worked-with-lennon-harrison-clapton-and-hendrix-1214978.html}.

  • Brandes, Raymond A., cellist, music teacher, organist, and music minister, d. 12/18/2008 in Indianapolis, IN at 83; b. 5/19/1925 in Indianapolis, IN. American Organist, v. 43 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Brandon, M.C. "Mickey", singer and actor, d. 7/3/2008 in Chesterfield, MO at 83; b. in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 7/5/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/473C84574A86035A8625747D000A7B86?OpenDocument}.

  • Brandt, Ellen, Broadway producer, theatre and opera critic, and actress, d. 9/19/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 86; b. Ellen Ruth Friedsam in Germany. Variety online, 9/24/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117992862.html?categoryid=25&cs=1}.

  • Branscombe, Peter, British scholar of Mozart and other Austrian composers, music critic, d. 12/31/2008 in St. Andrew's at 79; b. 12/7/1929 in Sittingbourne. Opera, v. 60 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Brant, Henry, avant-garde composer of spatial music, d. 4/26/2008 in Santa Barbara, CA at 94; b. 9/15/1913 in Montreal, Quebec. New York Times online, 4/30/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/30/arts/music/30brant.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.
    Henry Dreyfuss Brant. washingtonpost.com, 4/30/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/29/AR2008042902918.html}.

  • Brecht, George, composer and conceptual artist, d. 12/5/2008 in Cologne, Germany; b. George Ellis MacDiarmid 8/27/1926 in New York. Independent online, 3/17/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/george-brecht-composer-and-artist-with-the-fluxus-movement-who-pioneered-conceptual-art-1646481.html}.

  • Bregozzo, Rene Joseph, violinist, violist, pianist, and teacher, d. 9/1/2008 in Irvine, CA; b. 12/29/1907 in St. Croix, Switzerland. Los Angeles Times online, 9/7/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/latimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=117037019}.

  • Brittenham, William Robert "Bob", computer programmer and organist, d. 3/17/2008 in New York, NY at 82; b. 5/29/1925 in Rock Island, IL. American Organist, v. 42 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Britton, Sherry, burlesque star, actress, and singer, d. 4/1/2008 in Manhattan at 89; b. Edith Zack in New Brunswick, NJ. New York Times On the Web, 4/3/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/03/arts/dance/03britton.html}.

  • Brown, Johnnie Howard Franklin "Johnnie Lou", Baptist Convention music director, music teacher, choral director, and singer, d. 2/18/2008 in St. Louis, MO in her late 90s; b. in Aberdeen, MS. STLtoday.com, 2/22/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/5C7890D2213B6C48862573F7000FFC16?OpenDocument}.

  • Brown, Lawrence Lloyd Sr., R&B singer, d. 4/6/2008 in Philadelphia, PA at 63. philly.com, 4/11/2008 {http://www.philly.com/dailynews/obituaries/20080411_Lawrence_LLoyd_Brown_Sr___member_of_the_Blue_Notes.html}.

  • Brown, Nappy, blues/R&B singer, d. 9/20/2008 in Charlotte, NC at 78; b. Napoleon Culp. New York Times online, 9/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/25/arts/music/25brown.html}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.
    b. Napoleon Brown Culp 10/12/1929 in Charlotte, NC. washingtonpost.com, 9/26/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/25/AR2008092504066.html}.
    Napoleon "Nappy" Brown Goodson Culp. Times Online, 10/1/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4855713.ece}.

  • Brown, Warren, jazz trombonist, d. 9/15/2008 in Carlsbad, CA at 92. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Browning, Kirk, music librarian and television director, d. 2/10/2008 in Manhattan at 86; b. in New York. Google News, 2/11/2008 {http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD8UOHH9G0}.
    b. 3/28/1921 in Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 2/13/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/13/arts/television/13browning.html}; Opera News Online, v. 72 no. 11, May 2008 {http://www.metoperafamily.org/operanews/issue/article.aspx?id=4900&issueID=301}.

  • Brunious, John, jazz trumpeter, d. 2/12/2008 in Casselberry, FL at 67; b. in New Orleans, LA. New York Times On the Web, 2/18/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/18/arts/music/18brunious.html}.
    d. in Orlando, FL. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Brunkert, Ola, Swedish rock drummer, d. 3/16/2008 in Arta, Mallorca; b. 1946 in Sweden. CNN.com, 3/17/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/17/abba.drummer/index.html}; TMZ.com, 3/17/2008 {http://www.tmz.com/2008/03/17/abba-drummer-found-dead-in-tragic-accident/}.
    b. 9/15/1946 in Örebro, Sweden. Times Online, 3/17/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3570105.ece}.

  • Brunn, Harry O., jazz writer, d. 1/7/2008 in Buffalo, NY at 89. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Brunswick-McDuffie, Rosalyn Renee, gospel singer, businesswoman, spiritual leader, and philanthropist, d. 7/26/2008 in Houston, TX at 39; b. 1/19/1969 in Los Angeles, CA. chron.com, 8/1/2008 {http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/deaths/5920501.html}.

  • Bullock, Hiram, jazz guitarist, singer, and songwriter, d. 7/26?/2008; b. in Osaka, Japan. Jazz Network, 7/26/2008 {http://thejazznetwork.ning.com/}.
    d. 7/25/2008 in Manhattan at 52. New York Times online, 7/31/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/31/arts/music/31bullock.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Burgard, Ralph, arts advocate, Arts Councils of America, d. 2008. Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.

  • Burkh, Dennis, conductor, d. 7/13/2008 in Chicago, IL; b. 10/5/1935 in San Francisco, CA. Independent online, 10/25/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dennis-burkh-conductor-whose-recording-of-rhapsody-in-blue-sold-more-than-a-million-copies-972802.html}.

  • Burkhardt, Werner, writer on jazz, d. ca. 8/15/2008 in Hamburg, Germany at 80. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Burnap, Campbell Crichton Mackinnon, British jazz trombonist, vocalist, bandleader, and broadcaster, d. 5/30/2008 in London; b. 9/10/1939 in Derby. Independent online, 6/2/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/campbell-burnap-jazz-trombonist-and-broadcaster-838218.html}; Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 7, July 2008; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Burr, Peter, guitar enthusiast and club owner, d. 2008; b. 1933 in Chicago, IL. Classical Guitar, v. 27 no. 3, November 2008.

  • Busby, Jheryl, record executive, d. 11/4/2008 in Malibu, CA at 59; b. 5/5/1949 in Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 11/6/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-busby6-2008nov06,0,17351.story}; Variety online, 11/6/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995415.html}; New York Times online, 11/7/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/08/business/media/08busby.html}; Billboard, 11/15/2008; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Butler, George, jazz record producer, d. 4/9/2008 in Castro Valley, CA at 76; b. in Charlotte, NC. insideBayArea.com, 4/11/2008 {http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_8894740}.
    George T. Butler Jr.; b. 9/2/1931. latimes.com, 4/26/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-butler26apr26,1,424479.story}.
    d. at 71. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Buzzard, Robert Douglas, early music multi-instrumentalist, d. 7/13/2008 in San Diego, CA; b. 6/21/1926. Lute Society of America Quarterly, v. 44 no. 2, Spring 2009.

  • Byrne, James, Irish fiddler, d. 11/7/2008 at 62; b. 1/1/1946 in Glencolmcille. guardian.co.uk, 2/11/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/11/obituary-james-byrne}.

  • Byrne, John "Sean", rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, d. 12/15/2008 in San Jose, CA at 61; b. 11/16/1947 in Dublin, Ireland. MercuryNews.com, 10/16/2008 [sic—probably 12/16/2008] {http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11255289}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/28/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings28-2008dec28,0,3451708.story}.

  • Cachao, Cuban classical and jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader, co-creator of the mambo, d. 3/22/2008 in Coral Gables, FL at 89; b. Israel Lopez 1918 in Havana. CNN.com, 3/22/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/22/obit.cachao.ap/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 3/24/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_CACHAO?SITE=MOSTP}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008.
    Israel "Cachao" Lopez. cbs4.com, 3/22/2008 {http://cbs4.com/local/cuban.cuba.cacaho.2.683013.html}; Strad, v. 119, no. 1417, May 2008.
    Israel Cachao López. New York Times On the Web, 3/24/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/24/arts/music/24Lopez.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1050, 4/17/2008.
    b. 9/14/1918. Telegraph.co.uk, 3/24/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/24/db2402.xml}; Independent Online Edition, 3/24/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/israel-cachao-lopez-bassist-and-pioneer-of-mambo-799895.html}.
    Isreal Cachao Lopez, d. in Miami, FL. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Cadena, Ozzie, jazz record producer, d. 4/9/2008 in Torrance, CA at 83; b. Oscar Cadena 9/26/1924 in Oklahoma City, OK. Los Angeles Times online, 4/12/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-cadena12apr12,1,3396544.story}; chicagotribune.com, 4/13/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-cadena_obitapr13,0,1055815.story}; New York Times On the Web, 4/21/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/arts/music/21cadena.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Calloway, Chris, Broadway performer, jazz singer and bandleader, daughter of Cab Calloway and niece of Blanche Calloway, d. 8/7/2008 in New Mexico at 62; b. 9/21/1945 in Los Angeles, CA. SantaFeNewMexican.com, 8/8/2008 {http://www.santafenewmexican.com/SantaFeNorthernNM/Chris-Calloway--1945-2008-Jazz-diva-gracious-in-battle}; TheaterMania.com, 8/12/2008 {http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/14880}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Campbell, Michael "Mikey Dread", Jamaican d.j. and producer, d. 3/15/2008 in Stamford, CT; b. 6/4/1954 in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica. Beat, v. 27 no. 2, 2008.

  • Candoli, Pete, jazz trumpeter, brother of Conte Candoli, d. 1/15?/2008 at 84; b. Walter Joseph Candoli 6/28/1923 in Mishawaka, IN. All About Jazz, 1/15/2008 {http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=16768}.
    d. 1/11/2008 in Studio City, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 1/16/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-candoli16jan16,1,7416134.story}; New York Times On the Web, 1/17/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/17/arts/17candoli.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.
    d. 1/11/2008; b. Walter Joseph Primo Candoli. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 3, March 2008.

  • Carbo, Hayward "Chuck", R&B singer, d. 7/11/2008 at 82. nola.com, 7/16/2008 {http://www.nola.com/obituaries/t-p/index.ssf?/base/obits-33/1216185726124240.xml}.
    d. in New Orleans, LA. dallasnews.com, 7/17/2008 {http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/obituaries/stories/DN-carboobit_17met.ART.North.Edition1.4d4c09e.html}.

  • Carella, Nick, jazz trombonist, d. 7/4/2008 in Hackensack, NJ at 86. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Cargher, John, opera radio host, d. 5/1/2008 in Melbourne, Australia; b. 1/24/1919 in London, England. Opera News, v. 73 no. 1, July 2008.

  • Carpenter, Dave, jazz bassist, d. 6/23/2008 in Burbank, CA at 48; b. 11/4/1959 in Dayton, OH. Los Angeles Times online, 6/30/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-carpenter30-2008jun30,0,6418108.story}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.
    d. 6/24/2008. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Carrero, Beto, Brazilian country singer, d. 2/1/2008 in Sao Paolo at 70; b. Joao Batista Sergio Murad in Sao Jose do Rio Preto. Yahoo!News, 2/1/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080202/ap_on_re_us/deaths_2}.

  • Cary, Tristram, pioneering Anglo-Australian electronic composer and instrument designer, composer for Doctor Who, d. 4/28?/2008 in Adelaide, Australia. ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) online, 4/28/2008 {http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/04/28/2228959.htm}.
    Tristram Ogilvie Cary, d. 4/23/2008 at 82; b. 5/14/1925 in Oxford. Telegraph.co.uk, 4/28/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/26/db2601.xml}.
    d. 4/24/2008. Independent online, 4/29/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/tristram-cary-pioneer-of-electronic-music-817249.html}.

  • Casey, Glenda, choir teacher and author, d. 9/14/2008; b. 1948. Choral Journal, v. 49 no. 5, November 2008.

  • Caskey, Mary Sherman, organist and music teacher, d. 3/20/2008 in Cornwall, NY at 83; b. in Fremont, OH. American Organist, v. 42 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Cast, Lloyd E. Jr., organist and music director, d. 1/26/2008 in Viera, FL at 75; b. 7/1/1932 in Hollywood, CA. American Organist, v. 42 no. 5, May 2008.

  • Castelli, Bertrand, Broadway producer, d. 8/1/2008 in the Yucatán, Mexico at 78; b. Luis Bertrand Nugue Castelli 12/3/1929 in Salon de Provence, Bouches du Rhône, France. New York Times online, 8/12/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/theater/12castelli.html}.

  • Castle, Jeanie Little, organist, pianist, professor of music and art, d. 9/9/2008 in Mechanicsville, VA at 65; b. 5/15/1943 in Charlottesville, VA. American Organist, v. 42 no. 12, December 2008.

  • Catlin, Larry Paul, music professor, composer, organist, and choir director, d. 1/13/2008 in Oneonta, NY at 56; b. 2/13/1951 in Batavia, NY. American Organist, v. 42 no. 4, April 2008.

  • Cavanaugh, Page, jazz pianist and singer, d. 12/19/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 86. STLtoday.com, 12/24/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_CAVANAUGH?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 12/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/arts/music/25cavanaugh.html}.
    d. in Granada Hills, CA; b. Walter Page Cavanaugh 1/26/1922 in Cherokee, KS. Los Angeles Times online, 12/24/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-cavanaugh24-2008dec24,0,2303094.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Cavarra, Robert Nicholas, music professor and concert organist, d. 2/8/2008 in Denver, CO at 73; b. 2/23/1934 in Denver, CO. American Organist, v. 42 no. 5, May 2008.

  • Caymmi, Dorival, Brazilian singer and songwriter, d. 8/16/2008 in Rio de Janeiro at 94. STLtoday.com, 8/16/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BRAZIL_OBIT_DORIVAL_CAYMMI?SITE=MOSTP}; Reuters.co.uk, 8/16/2008 {http://uk.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUKN1639872020080816}.
    b. 4/30/1914 in Salvador, Bahia province. washingtonpost.com, 8/18/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/17/AR2008081702352.html}; New York Times online, 8/19/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/19/arts/music/19caymmi.html}.
    Dorival Caymoni. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Chahine, Youseef, Egyptian filmmaker, d. 7/27/2008 in Cairo at 82; b. 1/25/1926 in Alexandria. New York Times online, 7/28/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/28/movies/28chahine.html}.

  • Chalifoux, Alice, harpist and teacher, d. 7/31/2008 in Winchester, VA at 100; b. 1/1908 in Birmingham, AL. Cleveland.com, 8/2/2008 {http://www.cleveland.com/plaindealer/stories/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1217665871316100.xml&coll=2}.
    b. 1/22/1908. Notes, September/December 2008.

  • Charisse, Cyd, actress and dancer, d. 6/17/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 86; b. Tula Ellice "Sid" Finklea 3/8/1922 in Amarillo, TX. CNN.com, 6/17/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/06/17/charisse.obit.ap/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 6/18/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_CHARISSE?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 6/18/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/arts/dance/18charisse.html}.

  • Charles, Buddy, jazz pianist and vocalist, d. 12/18/2008 in Chicago, IL at 81. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Charlesworth, Dick (Richard Anthony), British Dixieland clarinetist, saxophonist, and bandleader, d. 4/15/2008 at 76; b. 1/8/1932. Times Online, 4/19/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3773245.ece}; guardian.co.uk, 5/22/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2281360,00.html}.

  • Charlier, Emile, British accordionist, last surviving lead player of the Mantovani Orchestra, d. 10/21?/2008 in Torquay at 87; b. 1921 in London. this is south devon.co.uk, 10/22/2008 {http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/news/Musical-maestro-Emile-dies-87/article-417920-detail/article.html}.

  • Childers, Bob, folk/country singer-songwriter, d. 4/22/2008 in Stillwater, OK at 61; b. 11/20/1946 in West Union, WV. NewsOK.com, 4/25/2008 {http://newsok.com/influential-oklahoma-singer-songwriter-dies/article/3234722/}.

  • Chilver, Pete (Peter William), British jazz guitarist, d. 3/16/2008 at 83; b. 10/19/1924 in Windsor, Berkshire. guardian.co.uk, 6/23/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2287006,00.html}; Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 6, June 2008.
    d. in Edinburgh, Scotland. Classical Guitar, v. 26 no. 9, May 2008.
    d. at 84. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Chopin, Henri, French "sound poet", d. 1/3/2008 in England at 85; b. 6/18/1922 in Paris. guardian.co.uk, 2/5/2008 {http://books.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2252692,00.html}.

  • Chopra, B.R. (Baldev Raj), Indian film director, d. 11/5/2008 in Mumbai at 94; b. 4/22/1914 in Lahore. New York Times online, 11/9/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/movies/10chopra.html}.

  • Chotem, Neil, Canadian classical, rock, and jazz pianist and arranger, d. 2/21/2008 in Greenfield Park, Quebec at 87; b. 9/9/1920 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Montreal Gazette online, 2/22/2008 {http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=13f575c9-7680-4508-bf9e-fe64299bd22b}.

  • Christiansen, Henning, Danish composer, composer and visual artist, d. 12/10/2008 in Askeby at 76. artdaily.org, 12/19/2008 {http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=27917}.

  • Chycoski, Arnie, jazz trumpeter, d. 9/10/2008 near Olympia, WA. Phil Dwyer on vancouverjazz.com, 9/10/2008 {http://www.vancouverjazz.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2905}.
    d. in Olympia, WA at 72. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Ciannella, Giuliano, Italian tenor, d. in Ferrara at 64. Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 3, March 2008.
    d. 1/13/2008; b. 10/25/1943 in Palermo. Opera News, v. 71 no. 10, April 2008.
    d. 1/10/2008. Opera, v. 59 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Clarke, Bruce, jazz guitarist and composer, d. 7/24/2008 in Melbourne at 83. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Claxton, William, music photographer, d. 10/11/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 80. Associated Press online, 10/12/2008 {http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jxCoWvR5rxXiG2JRlMU5ipd6NBjgD93PA3385}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.
    b. 10/12/1927 in Pasadena, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 10/13/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-claxton13-2008oct13,0,166844.story}.

  • Clay, Francis, jazz drummer, d. 1/23/2008 in San Francisco, CA at 84. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Clay, Omar, jazz drummer and teacher, d. 12/4/2008 in San Francisco, CA at 73; b. in St. Louis, MO. SFGate, 12/12/2008 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/11/BALH14KPPI.DTL}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Cleveland, Jimmy, jazz trombonist, d. 8/23/2008 in Lynwood, CA at 82; b. 1926 in Wartrace, TN. JazzTimes.com, 9/3/2008 {http://jazztimes.com/columns_and_features/news/detail.cfm?article=11549}.
    d. in Lynnewood [sic], CA. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Cochran, Jane, oboist, d. 2008. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009.

  • Cocuzzo, Joe, jazz drummer, d. 7/30/2008 in Washington, NJ at 70. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Coelho, Olga Praguer, Brazilian singer and guitarist, d. 2/25/2008 in Rio de Janeiro at 98; b. 8/1909. Classical Guitar, v. 26 no. 11, July 2008.

  • Cohen, Michael, organist and church music director, d. 6/21/2008 in Asheville, NC at 69; b. in Tampa, FL. American Organist, v. 42 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Cole, Jerry, jazz guitarist, d. 5/28/2008 in Corona, CA at 68. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Colleran, Bill, British music publisher, d. 7/6/2008 at 78; b. William Martin Colleran 11/25/1929. Times Online, 8/28/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4621508.ece}.

  • Collins, Genevieve Cox, organist and choirmaster, d. 8/18/2008 in Hammond, LA at 96; b. 7/12/1912 in Lecompte, LA. American Organist, v. 42 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Conn, Leslie, British manager, promoter, songwriter, d. 12/13/2008 in Marble Arch, London; b. 12/14/1929 in Stamford Hill, London. Independent online, 3/16/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/les-conn-pop-manager-and-promoter-who-handled-the-early-careers-of-david-bowie-and-marc-bolan-1645849.html}.

  • Cook, Jimmy, jazz trumpeter, d. 5/9/2008 in West Toledo, OH at 78. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Cooper, Brenda Miller, soprano, d. 4/3/2008 in Baltimore, MD; b. 2/28/1916 in Cleveland, OH. Opera News, v. 73 no. 1, July 2008.

  • Cooper, Colin Francis Richard, British blues singer, songwriter, harmonica player, clarinetist, guitarist, flutist, and saxophonist, d. 7/3/2008 in Stafford; b. 10/7/1939 in Stafford. Independent online, 7/17/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/colin-cooper-climax-blues-band-singer-869685.html}.

  • Corey, Raymond Canfield, organist, choral conductor, and organbuilder, d. 8/6/2008 in Castle Point, NY at 90; b. 3/10/1918 in Poughkeepsie, NY. American Organist, v. 42 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Cornell, Butch, jazz organist and pianist, d. 12/7/2008 in Chattanooga, TN at 67. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Costello, Sean, blues singer and guitarist, d. 4/15/2008 in Atlanta, GA at 28; b. 4/16/1979 in Philadelphia, PA. guardian.co.uk, 5/14/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2279704,00.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Cotel, Moishe, rabbi, pianist, composer, and music professor, d. 10/24/2008 in Manhattan at 65; b. Morris Cotel 2/20/1943 in Baltimore, MD. New York Times online, 11/2/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/03/arts/music/03cotel.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009.

  • Courage, Alexander (Sandy), film and television composer, arranger, orchestrator, and conductor, d. 5/15/2008 in Pacific Palisades, CA at 88; b. 12/10/1919 in Philadelphia, PA. Film Music Society online, 5/28/2008 {http://www.filmmusicsociety.org/news_events/features/newsprint.php?ArticleID=052808}; STLtoday.com, 5/29/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_COURAGE?SITE=MOSTP}; CNN.com, 5/30/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/30/obit.courage/index.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/30/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-courage30-2008may30,0,1290138.story}; Times Online, 7/1/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4251404.ece}.
    Alexander Mair Courage. washingtonpost.com, 5/30/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/30/AR2008053001387.html}.

  • Courtney, Opal Jr., seminal R&B singer, d. 9/18/2008 in Gary, IN at 71. post-trib.com, 9/20/2008 {http://www.post-trib.com/news/1174626,courtney.article}.

  • Cox, Kenn, jazz pianist, d. 12/19/2008 in Detroit, MI at 68. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Crumly, Pat (Patrick John), British jazz saxophonist and bandleader, d. 9/29/2008 in Tropea, Italy; b. 2/9/1942 in Oxford. Independent online, 10/7/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/pat-crumly-saxophonist-bandleader-and-friend-of-ronnie-scott-953708.html}.
    d. 9/28/2008. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 12, Dec. 2008; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • D'Amico, Jerry, jazz saxophonist, pianist, and vibraphonist, d. 7/17/2008 in Niagara Falls, NY at 74. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Darling, Erik, folk guitarist, banjo player, singer, songwriter, and arranger, d. 8/3/2008 in Chapel Hill, NC at 74. newsobserver.com, 8/4/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/NewsObserver/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=114870271}; STLtoday.com, 8/7/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_DARLING?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Davidson, Margo, Canadian pop saxophonist and bongo player, d. 5/24/2008 in Toronto, Ontario at 50; b. in Simcoe, Ontario. CD98.9fm online, 5/23/2008 {http://www.cd989.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=12537}.

  • Davies, Clifford, rock drummer and sound engineer, d. 4/13/2008 in Atlanta, GA at 59. Canadian Press online, 4/15/2008 {http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gA9_-CHf4y1E2oiq3ffFzqueqV4w}.

  • Davies, Noel, British conductor, d. 3/13/2008 at 63; b. 1/1/1945 in London. guardian.co.uk, 4/17/2008 {http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/obituary/0,,2274077,00.html}.
    d. in Abergavenny. Opera, v. 59 no. 5, May 2008.

  • Davis, Danny, classical, jazz, pop, and country trumpeter, d. 6/12/2008 in Nashville, TN at 83; b. George Nowlan in Dorchester, MA. TENNESSEAN.COM, 6/13/2008 {http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008806130409}.
    a.k.a. George Nowlad [sic]. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Davis, George, jazz guitarist, d. 9/10/2008 in Lilburn, GA at 70. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Davis, Howard, British violinist and teacher, d. 2/5/2008 in London; b. 4/9/1940 in Bridgetown, Staffordshire. Independent Online Edition, 3/11/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/howard-davis-alberni-quartet-leader-794005.html}; Strad, v. 119, no. 1416, April 2008.

  • Davis, Luther Berryhill, writer of musicals and screenplays, d. 7/29/2008 in the Bronx at 91; b. 8/29/1916 in Brooklyn. New York Times online, 8/2/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/02/theater/02davis.html}; Los Angeles Times onlin, 8/5/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-davis5-2008aug05,0,4028812.story}; Variety online, 8/5/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990124.html}.

  • Davis, Paul, rock singer and songwriter, d. 4/22/2008 in Meridian, MS at 60. www.wreg.com, 4/22/2008 {http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=8210579}; CNN.com, 4/23/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/23/obit.davis.ap/index.html}.

  • Davison, Brian, British prog-rock drummer, d. 4/15/2008 in Horn's Cross, Devon; b. 5/25/1942 in Leicester. Independent online, 4/22/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/brian-davison-drummer-with-the-nice-813354.html}.

  • Dawn, Marpessa, actress, singer, and dancer, d. 8/25/2008 in Paris at 74; b. Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor 1/3/1934 near Pittsburgh, PA. New York Times online, 9/26/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/27/movies/27dawn.html}.

  • Day, Chuck, rock guitarist, d. 3/10/2008 in Healdsburg, CA at 65; b. 1942. Rolling Stone, no. 1050, 4/17/2008.

  • Day, Dave, banjo player, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, d. 1/10/2008 in Renton, WA; b. Dave Halicek 1941. Independent Online Edition, 1/21/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dave-day-monks-banjo-player-771358.html}.

  • de Banfield, Raffaello, Italian composer, d. 1/7/2008 in Rive d'Arcano, near Trieste at 85; b. Raphael Douglas, Baron von Banfield Tripcovich 6/2/1922 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Dello Joio, Norman, composer, d. 7/24/2008 in East Hampton, NY at 95; b. 1/24/1913. New York Times online, 7/27/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/nyregion/27dellojoio.html}.
    b. in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 73 no. 4, October 2008.

  • Denbow, Stefania Björnson, organist, composer, and historian, d. 10/18/2008 in Athens, OH at 91; b. 12/28/1916 in Minneota, MN. American Organist, v. 43 no. 5, May 2009.

  • Di Stefano, Giuseppe, Italian tenor, d. 3/3/2008 near Milan at 86; b. in Catania, Sicily. Monsters and Critics, 3/3/2008 {http://arts.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1393776.php/Opera_star_Giuseppe_di_Stefano_dead_at_86}; Orchester, v. 56 no. 5, May 2008.
    d. in Santa Maria Hoe, north of Milan; b. 1921. STLtoday.com, 3/3/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_DI_STEFANO?SITE=MOSTP}; Yahoo!News, 3/3/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080304/ap_on_re_us/deaths_4}; Google News, 3/3/2008 {http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD8V6B7380}.
    b. 7/24/1921 at Motta Sant'Anastasia, near Catania. Times Online, 3/4/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3477710.ece}; Opera News Online, v. 72 no. 11, May 2008 {http://www.metoperafamily.org/operanews/issue/article.aspx?id=4900&issueID=301}.
    b. at Motta Santa Anastasia. Opera, v. 59 no. 5, May 2008.

  • Diatchenko, Serguej, Russian violinist, d. in Rome at 64. scotsman.com, 11/3/2008 {http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/latestnews/Violinist-hangs-himself-after-scam.4652881.jp}.
    d. 10/31/2008. Taggatore online, 11/1/2008 {http://taggatore.com/articolo/sergej-diatchenko}.
    d. at 65. La Repubblica.it, 11/1/2008 {http://www.repubblica.it/2008/11/sezioni/cronaca/violini-truffa/violini-truffa/violini-truffa.html}.

  • Dickerson, Walt, jazz vibes player, d. 5/15/2008 in Willow Grove, PA at 77. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Dickinson, Dick, jazz drummer, d. 12/1/2008 in Indianapolis, IN at 80. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Diddley, Bo, seminal rock/blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, d. 6/2/2008 in Archer, FL at 79; b. Ellas Bates McDaniel in McComb, MS. CNN.com, 6/2/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/02/diddley.obit/index.html}; New York Times online, 6/2/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-Obit-Diddley.html}; msnbc online, 6/2/2008 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24933262/}; AOL.com, 6/2/2008 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/music-news-story/ar/_a/rock-pioneer-bo-diddley-dies-at-79/20080602122709990001}; washingtonpost.com, 6/3/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/02/AR2008060202997.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1055, 6/26/2008; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.
    b. Ellas Otha Bates 12/30/1928. Chicago Tribune Web Edition, 6/2/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-bo-diddley,0,7441514.story}.
    b. Otha Ellas Bates McDaniel. Independent online, 6/3/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/bo-diddley-pioneer-of-rocknroll-838902.html}.
    b. Otha Ellas Bates. Variety online, 6/2/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117986727.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 6/3/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-diddley3-2008jun03,0,6698605.story}; STLtoday.com, 6/3/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment/stories.nsf/music/story/71FCAA0E87D7EEEF8625745D0046132D?OpenDocument}.
    b. Ellas Bates, later changed to Ell[a]s McDaniel. Associated Press on Google News, 6/2/2008 {http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iBZ-NbmeMiN8RESlwc0CQDP5ntcAD9121T2O0}.
    b. Otha Ellas Bates in Magnolia, MS. Telegraph.co.uk, 6/4/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2066171/Bo-Diddley.html}.

  • Dill, Horace Eldred "Danny", country songwriter, d. 10/23/2008 at 84; b. in Huntingdon, TN. tennessean.com, 10/25/2008 {http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081025/TUNEIN/810250378/1005/ENTERTAINMENT}.

  • Dinger, Klaus, German rock drummer, d. 2008; b. 1946. Uncut.co.uk, 4/3/2008 {http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/klaus_dinger/news/11337}.
    d. 3/21/2008 at 61. AOL.com, 4/3/2008 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/music-news-story/ar/_a/influential-krautrocker-klaus-dinger/20080403083709990001}.
    d. 3/20/2008. New York Times On the Web, 4/4/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/arts/music/04dinger.html}.
    also singer, d. 3/20/2008; b. 3/24/1946. Times Online, 4/14/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3738946.ece}.

  • Dixon, Gayle, jazz violinist, d. 11/23/2008 in New York City, NY at 61. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • DJ Froggy, British club d.j., d. 3/28/2008 at 58; b. Steven Howlett 11/8/1949 in London. guardian.co.uk, 4/14/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2273414,00.html}.

  • Domnerus, Arne, Swedish jazz alto saxophonist and clarinetist, d. 9/2/2008 in Stockholm at 83. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.
    Arne Domnèrus; b. Sven Arne Domnèrus 12/20/1924 in Nacka (now part of Stockholm). Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Douglass, Fenner, organist, harpsichordist, teacher, and author, d. 4/5/2008 in Naples, FL at 86; b. in New London, CT. Cleveland.com, 5/6/2008 {http://www.cleveland.com/obituary/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1210062675307540.xml&coll=2}.
    b. 1921. American Organist, v. 42 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Drew, Ronnie, Irish folk singer, founder of The Dubliners, d. 8/15/2008 in Dublin at 73. NEWS.scotsman.com, 8/16/2008 {http://news.scotsman.com/world/Dubliner-dies.4398926.jp}.
    b. in Dun Laoghaire. IRISHTIMES.com, 8/16/2008 {http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/0816/breaking364.html}.

  • Dudarova, Veronika, Russian conductor, d. 1/15/2009 in Moscow at 92. Yahoo!News, 1/16/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090117/ap_on_re_us/deaths_1}.
    Veronika Borisovna Dudarova, b. 12/16/2008; b. 12/5/1916 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Times Online, 12/19/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5761442.ece}; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Duffy, Jack, Canadian actor and singer, d. 5/19/2008 in Toronto, Ontario at 81; b. 9/27/1926 in Montreal, Quebec. cbc.ca, 5/20/2008 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2008/05/20/jack-duffy-obit.html}.

  • Duncan, Little Arthur, jazz harmonica player, d. 8/29/2008 in North Lake, IL at 74. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Dunn, Thomas Burt, early music conductor, also composer and organist, d. 10/26/2008 in Bloomington, IN at 82; b. 12/21/1925 in Aberdeen, SD. New York Times online, 11/9/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/arts/music/10dunn.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009; American Organist, v. 43 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Durham, Bobby (Robert Joseph), jazz drummer, d. 7/7/2008 in Genoa, Italy at 71; b. 2/3/1937 in Philadelphia, PA. washingtonpost.com, 7/10/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/09/AR2008070902155.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.
    also bandleader. New York Times online, 7/11/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/arts/music/11durham.html}.
    also vocalist, d. 7/6/2008. Independent online, 7/12/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/bobby-durham-drummer-at-the-heart-of-jazz-865841.html}; Telegraph.co.uk, 7/14/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2301419/Bobby-Durham.html}.
    Robert Joseph Durham. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 9, September 2008.
    d. 7/6/2008 in Genova [sic], Italy. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Duris, Richard M., music librarian, organist, and choir director, d. 4/16/2008 in Philadelphia, PA at 77; b. in North Braddock, PA. philly.com, 5/2/2008 {http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/18479834.html}.

  • Dutton, Frank (Francis H.), jazz discographer and columnist, d. 9/18/2008; b. 3/2/1926. Jazz Journal International, v. 62 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Eanet, Larry (Lawrence Joseph), jazz pianist and dermatologist, d. 9/13/2008 in Great Falls, VA at 77; b. in Washington, DC. washingtonpost.com, 9/28/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/27/AR2008092702468.html}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Ebbins, Milton, talent manager, trumpeter, and bandleader, d. 3/4/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 96; b. in Springfield, MA. Hollywood Reporter online, 3/10/2008 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/features/people/e3i9b4549028bac41bacd751f88057d92fd}.

  • Eitzen, John W., organist, choirmaster, and music teacher, d. 5/6/2008 in San Diego, CA at 79; b. in Mountain Lake, MN. American Organist, v. 42 no. 8, August 2008.

  • Eizen, Artur, Russian bass, d. 2/26/2008 in Moscow at 80; b. 6/8/1927 in Moscow. Opera, v. 59 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Ellis, Alton, reggae pioneer, d. 10/10/2008 in London at 70. Canadian Press online, 10/11/2008 {http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5jIc3LvH4N5KiSybV51LpaHZxnDEA}.
    b. 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica. Los Angeles Times online, 10/14/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings14-2008oct14,0,5811020.story}.
    d. 10/11/2008; b. in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica. New York Times online, 10/16/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/arts/music/17ellis.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1065, 11/13/2008.

  • Ellis, Ray, jazz composer, arranger, and saxophonist, also composed for television, d. 10/27/2008 in Encino, CA at 85; b. in Philadelphia, PA. THR.com, 10/31/2008 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i63073cda9189a10c310e8ee754858432}.
    b. 1923. Los Angeles Times online, 11/5/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ellis5-2008nov05,0,4351915.story}.
    d. 10/30/2008. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Enos, Bob, blues trumpeter, d. 1/11/2008 in Douglas, GA at 60; b. in Boston, MA. Boston.com, 1/15/2008 {http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/01/15/roomful_of_blues_trumpeter_dies_in_hotel_heart_failure_suspected/}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Eppstein, Hans, German musicologist, d. 7/6/2008 in Stockholm; b. 2/25/1911 in Mannheim. Musikforschung, v. 61 no. 1, January-March 2009.

  • Erb, Donald, composer and conductor, d. 8/12/2008 in Cleveland Heights, OH at 81; b. in Youngstown, OH. Cleveland.com, 8/12/2008 {http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2008/08/donald_erb_avantguard_composer.html}; Notes, September/December 2008.
    b. 1/17/1927. Quick and the Dead, 8/12/2008 {http://jeffreyquick.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/donald-erb-11727-81208/}; New York Times online, 8/15/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/arts/music/16erb.html}.

  • Eto, Toshiya, Japanese violinist and teacher, d. 1/2008; b. 1927. Strad, v. 119, no. 1418, June 2008.

  • Evans, Carl, jazz keyboardist and vocalist, d. around 4/9/2008 at about 55. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Fagan, Bevin (Lannie Glenmore), a.k.a. Bagga Matumbi, British reggae singer, songwriter, and producer, d. 4/3/2008 at 54; b. 5/11/1953 near Kingston, Jamaica. guardian.co.uk, 7/15/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2290926,00.html}.

  • Failla, Salvatore Enrico, Italian musicologist, d. 2008; b. 1938 in Catania?. Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, v. 42 no. 3, July-September 2008.

  • Falson, Ron, jazz trumpeter, arranger, and bandleader, d. 7/6/2008 in Sydney at 80. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Faraday, Jim (James Andrew), percussionist, d. 1/12/2008; b. in Middleboro, MA PAS.org, 2008 {http://www.pas.org/News/InMemoriam.cfm}.

  • Faull, Ellen, soprano, d. 12/2/2008 in Vancouver, WA; b. 10/14/1918 in Pittsburgh, PA. Opera News, v. 73 no. 8, February 2009.

  • Federici, Danny, rock keyboardist, d. 4/17/2008 in Manhattan at 58; b. in Flemington, NJ. CNN.com, 4/18/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/17/obit.federici.ap/index.html}; New York Times On the Web, 4/19/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/19/arts/music/19federici.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1052, 5/15/2008.
    b. 1950. latimes.com, 4/19/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-federici19apr19,1,4030145.story}.
    Daniel Paul Federici; b. 1/23/1950. guardian.co.uk, 4/21/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2275172,00.html}.

  • Feeney, Joe, tenor, d. 4/16/2008 in Carlsbad, CA at 76; b. in Grand Island, NE. USATODAY.com, 4/22/2008 {http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2008-04-22-feeney_N.htm}.

  • Feldman, James, music professor, d. 11/21/2008 in Cleveland, OH. News Sun, 11/22/2008 {http://blog.cleveland.com/newssun/2008/11/bw_music_professor_james_feldm.html}.
    professor of music theory and composer, d. 11/22/2008 at 68; b. in Rochester, NY. Cleveland.com, 11/29/2008 {http://www.cleveland.com/obituary/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1227951262212840.xml&coll=2}.

  • Feldman, Leon, violist, d. 7/30/2008 in Falls Church, VA at 87; b. in St. Louis, MO. washingtonpost.com, 8/9/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/08/AR2008080803494.html}.

  • Fell, John, jazz writer and clarinetist, d. 2008? in Larkspur, CA at 81. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Ferraro, Pier Miranda, Italian tenor, d. 1/25/2008 in Milan; b. 10/30/1924 in Altivole. Opera News, v. 71 no. 10, April 2008.

  • Fields, Joseph E., composer, arranger, pianist, music director, conductor, and administrator, d. 7/4/2008 in Scranton, PA at 53; b. 1/3/1955 in Miami, OK. New York Times online, 7/21/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/arts/music/21fields.html}.

  • Fierro, Martin, jazz and rock saxophonist, d. 3/13/2008 in Greenbrae, CA at 66; b. 1942 in Mexico. marinij.com, 3/14/2008 {http://origin.marinij.com/ci_8580743}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Finegan, Bill, big-band arranger and bandleader, d. 6/4/2008 in Bridgeport, CT at 91; b. William James Finegan 4/3/1917 in Newark, NJ. New York Times On the Web, 6/8/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/arts/music/08finegan.html}; philly.com, 6/8/2008 {http://www.philly.com/inquirer/obituaries/20080608_Bill_Finegan___Big_band_arranger__91.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008; Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 9, September 2008.

  • Finn, Jerry, record producer, d. 8/21/2008 in New York, NY at 39. Reuters.com, 8/22/2008 {http://www.reuters.com/article/peopleNews/idUSN2236979720080822}; Rolling Stone, no. 1061, 9/18/2008.

  • Fischer-Kupfer, Marianne, choirmaster and singer, d. at 86. Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Florence, Bob (Robert Chase), jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and arranger, d. 5/15/2008 in Thousand Oaks, CA; b. 5/20/1932 in Los Angeles, CA. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 7, July 2008; Independent online, 8/25/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/bob-florence-jazz-composer-and-band-leader-907808.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.
    d. 5/16/2008. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Flurry, Bill (Thomas B.), gospel supper club owner and singer, d. 5/19/2008 in Atlanta, GA at 75. ajc.com, 5/26/2008 {http://www.ajc.com/search/content/metro/obits/stories/2008/05/25/flurry_0526.html}.

  • Flynn, Patrick, conductor, d. 9/10/2008 in West Hollywood, CA at 73 or 74; b. in Great Britain. Saginaw News Online, 9/10/2008 {http://www.mlive.com/saginawnews/entertainment/index.ssf/2008/09/saginaw_arts_community_reacts.html}.
    also composer and orchestrator, d. at 72; b. 5/18/1936 in Birmingham, England. Los Angeles Times online, 9/25/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-flynn25-2008sep25,0,4130000.story}.

  • Foch, Nina, actress, teacher, pianist, and painter, d. 12/5/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 84; b. Nina Consuelo Maud Fock 4/20/1924 in Leyden, Netherlands. STLtoday.com, 12/7/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_FOCH?SITE=MOSTP}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/7/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-foch7-2008dec07,0,533502.story}.

  • Foley, Steve, rock drummer, d. ca. 8/23/2008 in Minneapolis, MN at 49. Billboard.com, 8/27/2008 {http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003843194}; Rolling Stone online, 8/27/2008 {http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/08/27/the-replacements-drummer-steve-foley-dead-at-49/}.

  • Foote, Hazel T., choral and solo soprano, d. 10/1/2008 in Vienna, VA at 76; b. in Weston, WV. washingtonpost.com, 10/3/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/02/AR2008100203729.html}.

  • Ford, Vincent, Jamaican songwriter, d. 12/28/2008 in Kingston at 68. STLtoday.com, 12/31/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_JAMAICA_OBIT_VINCENT_FORD?SITE=MOSTP}.
    Vincent "Tata" Ford. Jamaica Gleaner News Online, 1/1/2009 {http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090101/ent/ent3.html}; New York Times online, 1/3/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/arts/music/04ford.html}.
    a.k.a. "Tarta"; b. 1940 in Jamaica. Independent online, 1/7/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/vincent-ford-songwriter-credited-with-composing-no-woman-no-cry-1229958.html}.

  • Fowle, Allison, viol player, d. "recently" in Italy. Early Music America, v. 14 no. 2, Summer 2008.
    d. 3/12/2008 in Sicily; b. 1927. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 45 no. 1, June 2008.

  • Fowler, John, rock drummer and teacher, d. 3/21/2008; b. 11/21/1965. Sleaze Roxx, 3/22/2008 {http://www.sleazeroxx.com/news08/0322fow.shtml}.

  • Foxall, Art, jazz tenor saxophonist and vocalist, d. in Federal Way, WA at 83. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Frankel, Judy, singer of Ladino folk songs, d. 3/20/2008 in San Francisco, CA at 65; b. Judith Bradbury 8/12/1942. Los Angeles Times online, 4/13/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-frankel13apr13,1,853345.story}.

  • Frauchi, Alexander Kamilovich, Russian classical guitarist, d. 6/2/2008 in Moscow at 54; b. 1/4/1954 in Rostov. Classical Guitar, v. 26 no. 12, August 2008.

  • Freeman, Betty, patron of the arts, champion of new music, d. 1/3/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 87. Los Angeles Times online, 1/6/2008 {http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/01/betty-freeman-r.html}.
    d. in Beverly Hills, CA; b. Betty Wishnick 6/2/1921 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 1/7/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/arts/07freeman.html}.
    d. 1/4/2009. Opera News, v. 73 no. 10, April 2009.

  • Frost, Wayne, a.k.a. Frosty Freeze, hip-hop breakdancer and choreographer, d. 4/3/2008 in New York City at 44. Yahoo!News, 4/3/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080404/ap_on_re_us/deaths_1}; CNN.com, 4/4/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/04/obit.frost.ap/index.html}.
    d. in Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 4/4/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/arts/dance/04freeze.html}.

  • Fuld, James Jeffrey, collector of scores and musical memorabilia, d. 1/29/2008 in Manhattan at 91; b. 2/16/1916 in Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 2/7/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/arts/music/07fuld.html}.

  • Furth, George, actor, playwright, writer of musicals, d. 8/11/2008 in Santa Monica, CA at 75. STLtoday.com, 8/11/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_GEORGE_FURTH?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. George Schweinfurth 12/14/1932 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 8/11/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/theater/12furth.html}.

  • Gaffney, Chris, bar musician (accordion, guitar, vocals, songwriting), d. 4/17/2008 in Newport Beach, CA at 57; b. 1950 in Vienna, Austria. latimes.com, 4/18/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gaffney18apr18,0,7043597.story}.

  • Gage, Albert Henry, piano tuner to the stars, pianist, and composer, d. 5/10/2008 in Hemet, CA; b. 5/22/1920 in Hollywood, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 5/14/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/latimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=109664802}.

  • Gahr, David, photographer of musicians, d. 5/25/2008 in Brooklyn, NY at 85; b. 9/18/1922 in Milwaukee, WI. New York Times online, 5/29/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/arts/music/29gahr.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1055, 6/26/2008; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Galley, Mel (Melville), British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, d. 7/1/2008 in Cannock, Staffordshire; b. 3/8/1948 in Cannock, Staffordshire. Independent online, 7/4/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mel-galley-guitarist-with-whitesnake-859965.html}.

  • Gallico, Al, music publisher, d. 5/15/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 89. CMT.com, 5/20/2008 {http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1587792/song-publisher-al-gallico-dies-in-los-angeles.jhtml}.
    d. at 88. TENNESSEAN.COM, 5/22/2008 {http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080522/ENTERTAINMENT01/805220357/1005/ENTERTAINMENT}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/31/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings31-2008may31,0,5090123.story}.

  • Gallodor, Al, jazz reeds player, d. 10/4/2008 in Oneonta, NY at 95. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Ganley, Allan Anthony, British jazz drummer, composer, and arranger, d. 3/29/2008 in Slough, Berkshire; b. 3/11/1931 in Tolworth, Surrey. Independent online, 4/5/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/allan-ganley-drummer-of-faultless-instinct-who-played-with-all-the-jazz-greats-804925.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Gannaway, Albert C. Jr., film and television producer, writer, director, and composer, producer of "The Grand Ole Opry", d. 8/27/2008 in Baltimore, MD at 88. Los Angeles Times online, 8/31/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/latimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=116669379}.

  • Garrett, Stephen "Static Major", R&B producer, songwriter, and singer, d. at 32; b. in Louisville, KY. BET.com, 2/26/2008 {http://www.bet.com/Music/News/musicnews_staticgarrettdies_2.26.htm}.

  • Garson, Mort, composer, arranger, and accompanist, d. 1/4/2008 in San Francisco, CA at 83; b. in New Brunswick, Canada. Variety online, 1/8/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117978685.html}.

  • Gavazzi, Carla, Italian soprano, d. 5/25/2008 in Milan; b. 2/26/1913 in Bergamo. Opera News, v. 73 no. 2, August 2008.
    d. in Bergamo. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Gencer, Leyla, soprano, d. 5/9/2008 in Milan at either 79 or 83; b. Leyla Ceyrekgil 10/10/1924 or 1928 in Istanbul, Turkey. New York Times online, 5/13/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/13/arts/music/13gencer.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008.
    d. at 79; b. Ayshe Leyla Ceyrekgil 10/10/1928 (or 1924 or 1922). Telegraph.co.uk, 5/13/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/05/13/bfnixon113.xml}; Opera, v. 59 no. 7, July 2008.
    b. 10/10/1928. guardian.co.uk, 5/13/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2279582,00.html} Opera News, v. 73 no. 2, August 2008; Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 7, July 2008.

  • Gertz, Irving, film and television composer, d. 11/14/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 93; b. in Providence, RI. Variety online, 11/18/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996093.html}.
    b. 5/19/1915. New York Times online, 11/20/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/21/movies/21gertz.html}.

  • Gesser, Sam, Canadian impresario, d. 4/1/2008 in Montreal, Quebec at 78; b. 1/7/1930 in Montreal, Quebec. Montreal Gazette online, 4/1/2008 {http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=975f7395-2ecb-4dce-b1fa-84aea15e1152&k=15218}.
    b. Samuel Gesser. Times Online, 4/17/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3759848.ece}.

  • Gibson, Earl, jazz/blues guitarist and singer, d. 10/17/2008 in Fairview Heights at 87; b. 1921 in Columbus, MS. STLtoday.com, 10/21/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/0BF3AA0FF9755114862574E90010975F?OpenDocument}.
    b. 4/3/1921. BND.com, 10/21/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/Belleville/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=119134788}.

  • Gilels, Elizaveta, Ukrainian violinist, d. 3/13/2008 in Moscow at 88; b. 9/30/1919 in Odessa. Strad, v. 119, no. 1421, September 2008.

  • Gilfoy, Jack, jazz drummer and teacher, d. 5/2/2008 in Indianapolis, IN. PAS.org, 2008 {http://www.pas.org/News/InMemoriam.cfm}.

  • Giuffre, Jimmy, jazz reeds player, composer/arranger, and bandleader, d. 4/24/2008 in Massachusetts; b. 4/26/1921 in Dallas, TX. All About Jazz, 4/24?/2008 {http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=7059}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008.
    d. in Pittsfield, MA at 86. International Herald Tribune online, 4/25/2008 {http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/04/25/arts/25cndgiuffre.php}; New York Times online, 4/26/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/26/arts/music/26giuffre.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 4/28/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-giuffre28apr28,1,7669106.story}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.
    b. James Peter Giuffre. washingtonpost.com, 4/26/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/25/AR2008042503545.html}; Independent Online Edition, 4/29/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jimmy-giuffre-jazz-clarinettist-and-composer-817251.html}; guardian.co.uk, 4/30/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/jazz/story/0,,2276898,00.html}; Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Glackin, Drew, rock multi-instrumentalist (bass, guitar, lap steel, dobro, organ, piano, and mandolin), d. 1/5/2008 at 44. ChartAttack.com, 1/10/2008 {http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2008/01/1010.cfm}.

  • Gladney, Charles Henry Jr., music teacher, choir director, and music minister, d. 2/3/2008 in Pine Lawn, MO at 79. STLtoday.com, 2/8/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/69669BDFC23AACC1862573E90012BF26?OpenDocument}.

  • Glasgow, James, jazz clarinetist, d. 3/17/2008 in Tucson, AZ at 88. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Glasgow, Robert Ellison, organist and teacher, d. 9/10/2008 in Ann Arbor, MI at 83; b. 5/30/1925 in Oklahoma City, OK. American Organist, v. 42 no. 12, December 2008.

  • Glazier, Leroy, country guitarist, d. 7/24/2008 in St. Cloud, MN at 66; b. in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. StarTribune.com, 7/29/2008 {http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/26082184.html}.

  • Glossop, Peter, British baritone, d. 9/7/2008 in Devon; b. 7/6/1928 in Sheffield. Opera News, v. 73 no. 5, November 2008.
    d. in Rousdon, Devon. Opera, v. 59 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Gofton, Richard Allan, singer, actor, singing coach, and composer, d. 12/15/2008 at 79; b. 7/21/1929 in Newton, MA. Times Online, 2/12/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5720034.ece}.

  • Gokhman, Alexander "Sasha", violinist, d. 6/27/2008 in Clackamas, OR at 61; b. 1946 in Minsk, Belarus. Strad, v. 119, no. 1421, September 2008.

  • Goltz, Christel, German soprano, d. 11/15/2008 in Baden, Austria at 96; b. in Germany. Yahoo!News, 11/15/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081116/ap_on_re_us/deaths_1}.
    b. 7/8/1912 in Dortmund. Opera News, v. 73 no. 8, February 2009; Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.
    Austrian soprano, d. 11/14/2009. Orchester, v. 57 no. 1, January 2009.

  • González, Irma, Mexican soprano, d. 12/4/2008 in Mexico City at 92; b. 1916 in Mexico City. Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Goodman, Dody, comic actress, dancer, and singer of stage, television, and film, d. 6/22/2008 in Englewood, NJ at 93; b. Dolores Goodman 10/28/1914 in Columbus, OH. CNN.com, 6/23/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/23/obit.dodygoodman.ap/index.html}; New York Times online, 6/24/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/arts/television/24goodman.html}.

  • Goodrich, Andrew, jazz saxophonist, d. 10/19/2008 in Bryn Mawr, PA at 80. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Gordeno, Peter, British dancer, choreographer, singer, and actor, d. 10/18/2008 in London; b. Peter Godenho 6/20/1939 in Rangoon, Burma. Independent online, 10/28/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/peter-gordeno-dancer-and-singer-who-had-a-starring-role-in-the-scifi-series-ufo-975463.html}.

  • Gordon, Alan, songwriter, d. 11/22/2008 in Scottsdale, AZ at 64; b. 4/22/1944 in Natick, MA. Los Angeles Times online, 11/29/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings29-2008nov29,0,5871980.story}.

  • Gourley, Jimmy, jazz guitarist, d. ca. 12/5/2008 in France at 82. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Graff, Jerry, pop conductor, singer, composer, and arranger, d. 2/14/2008 in Encino, CA at 87; b. 11/17/1920 in New York City. Broadway World.com, 2/24/2008 {http://baltimore.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=25435}.

  • Graham, Davy, a.k.a. Davey Graham, British folk guitarist, d. 12/15/2008 in London; b. David Michael Gordon Graham 11/26/1940 in Leicester. Independent online, 12/17/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/davy-graham-virtuoso-guitarist-at-the-heart-of-the-british-folk-revival-whose-playing-influenced-a-generation-1192738.html}; STLtoday.com, 12/18/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_OBIT_DAVY_GRAHAM?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. in Hinckley, Leicestershire. New York Times online, 12/18/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/arts/music/19graham.html}.
    d. at 68. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Graves, Mel, jazz bassist, d. 11/8/2008 in Petaluma, CA at 62. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Greeley, John Edward, jazz drummer and music teacher, d. 11/4/2008 in Washington, DC at 56; b. in Washington, DC. washingtonpost.com, 11/15/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/14/AR2008111403429_2.html}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Green, Bob, jazz saxophonist and trumpeter, d. 11/27/2008 in Fort Wayne, IN at 78; b. Robert Green in Fort Wayne, IN. news-sentinel.com, 12/1/2008 {http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081201/LIVING/812010339}.
    d. 11/25/2008. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Greenberg, Cecille F., piano and kindergarden teacher, d. 8/16/2008 in Virginia Beach, VA at 84; b. in the Bronx, NY. Piano Guild Notes, v. 59/no. 1, Summer 2009.

  • Greevy, Bernadette, Irish mezzo, d. 9/26/2008 in Dublin at 71; b. 7/3/1937 in Dublin. Opera, v. 60 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Griffin, Carol A., organist, teacher of piano and organ, d. 9/14/2008 in San Jose, CA at 76; b. in French Camp, CA. American Organist, v. 43 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Griffin, Johnny, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 7/25/2008 in Mauprevoir, France at 80; b. in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 7/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/26/arts/music/26griffin.html}; Variety online, 8/1/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117989962.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.
    b. 4/24/1928. STLtoday.com, 7/26/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FRANCE_OBIT_GRIFFIN?SITE=MOSTP}.
    d. in Availles-Limouzine, France; b. John Arnold Griffin III 4/24/1928. washingtonpost.com, 7/26/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/25/AR2008072502400.html}.
    Johnny "little giant" Griffin. guardian.co.uk, 7/26/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/jul/26/jazz}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/26/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-griffin26-2008jul26,0,3780519.story}; Independent online, 7/28/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/johnny-griffin-powerhouse-tenor-saxophonist-who-played-with-thelonious-monk-john-coltrane-and-art-blakey-878718.html}.
    d. "near Poitiers, France". chicagotribune.com, 7/27/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/reviews/critics/chi-hed_griffinjul27,0,3605006.story}.
    d. in Mauprevior [sic], France. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 9, September 2008.

  • Grigg, Margaret "Peg", supporter of the arts, d. 9/30/2008 in Clayton, MO at 94. STLtoday.com, 10/10/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/AF793F767D535DF7862574DE00143FA3?OpenDocument}.

  • Gronostay, Uwe, German choral director, d. 2008 in Berlin at 69. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Grueber, Klaus Michael, opera director, d. 2008. Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.
    Klaus-Michael Grüber, also actor, d. 6/22/2008 on Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Brittany, France at 67; b. 6/4/1941 in Neckarelz. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Guest, Rob, musical theatre star, d. 10/2/2008 in Melbourne, Australia at 58; b. in Britain. stuff.co.nz, 10/2/2008 {http://www.stuff.co.nz/4713410a1860.html}; nzherald.co.nz, 10/2/2008 {http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10535330}; BigPond Australia, 10/2/2008 {http://www.bigpond.com/news/entertainment/content/20081002/2379734.asp}.
    d. at 57; b. in Birmingham, England. Variety online, 10/2/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117993254.html}.

  • Guines, Tata, Cuban jazz percussionist, "King of the Congas", d. 2/4/2008 in Havana at 77; b. Federico Aristides Soto. BBC NEWS online, 2/4/2008 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7227572.stm}.
    b. in Guines, east of Havana. CBCnews.ca, 1/4/2008 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2008/02/04/tata-guines.html}.
    Tata Güines; b. Federico Arístides Soto in Güines. New York Times On the Web, 2/7/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/world/americas/07guines.html}.
    d. ca. 2/5/2008. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Guppy, Shusha, Iranian singer and author, d. 3/21/2008 in London, England; b. Shansi Assar 12/24/1935 in Tehran. Independent Online Edition, 3/24/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/shusha-guppy-singer-and-writer-acclaimed-for-a-memoir-of-her-persian-childhood-799896.html}.
    also composer. guardian.co.uk, 3/24/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2267771,00.html}.

  • Guy, Phil, jazz/blues guitarist and bandleader, brother of Buddy Guy, d. 8/20/2008 in Chicago Heights, IL at 68. chicagotribune.com, 8/22/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-hed_philguyaug22,0,1828479.story}.
    also singer, b. 1940. suntimes.com, 8/22/2008 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/1121026,CST-NWS-xguy22.article}.
    Philip Guy. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Guzowski, Walter Anthony, organ voicer, d. 9/17/2008 in Fort Lauderdale, FL at 68; b. 12/4/1939 in Buffalo, NY. American Organist, v. 42 no. 12, December 2008.

  • Haft, Virginia G., musicologist, d. 4/4/2008. AMS Newsletter, v. 38 no. 2, August 2008.

  • Hagen, Earle H., film and television composer, d. 5/26/2008 in Rancho Mirage, CA at 88; b. 7/9/1919 in Chicago, IL. CNN.com, 5/27/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/27/earle.hagen.ap/index.html}; Press-Telegram online, 5/27/2008 {http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_9397661}; STLtoday.com, 5/28/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_HAGEN?SITE=MOSTP}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/28/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hagen28-2008may28,0,2077488.story}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.
    Earle Harry Hagen. New York Times online, 5/28/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/arts/television/28hagen.html}.

  • Hager, Jim, country comedian, d. 5/1/2008 at 66. WZTV FOX 17 online, 5/1/2008 {http://www.wztv.com/newsroom/top_stories/vid_1641.shtml}.
    also guitarist and drummer, d. in Nashville, TN; b. in Chicago, IL. CNN.com, 5/2/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/02/obit.jimhager.ap/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 5/2/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_JIM_HAGER?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Haines, Connie, big-band singer, d. 9/22/2008 in Clearwater Beach, FL at 87; b. Yvonne Marie Antoinette JaMais 1/20/1921 in Savannah, GA. New York Times online, 9/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/25/arts/music/25haines.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 9/26/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-haines26-2008sep26,0,1015327.story}; Times Online, 10/4/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4877427.ece}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Hall, Cliff (Clifford Samuel), folk singer, d. 6/26/2008 in Adelaide, South Australia; b. 1925 in Oriente Province, Cuba. Independent online, 6/27/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/cliff-hall-singer-with-the-pioneering-multiracial-folk-group-the-spinners-855383.html}.
    guitarist and harmonica player, d. at 82; b. 9/11/1925 in Oriente Pourice, Cuba. Times Online, 6/30/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4243395.ece}.

  • Hall, Dorothy, British cellist, d. 6/2008 in the French Pyrenees. Strad, v. 119, no. 1420, August 2008.

  • Hall, Michael, British violinist, d. 6/2008 in the French Pyrenees. Strad, v. 119, no. 1420, August 2008.

  • Halpin, Scot, rock drummer, d. 2/16?/2008 at 54. UNDERCOVER.com.au, 2/16/2008 {http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=4140}.

  • Hamilton, Russ, British singer-songwriter, d. 10/11/2008 in Buckley, Clwyd; b. Ronald Hulme 1/19/1932 in Liverpool. Independent online, 10/17/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/russ-hamilton-liverpudlian-singersongwriter-who-had-a-hit-in-america-years-before-the-beatles-964176.html}.

  • Hammond, David, Irish folk singer, folklorist, filmmaker, and broadcaster, d. 8/25/2008 at 79; b. 10/5/1928. guardian.co.uk, 8/28/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/28/ireland.folk}.

  • Handley, Vernon "Tod", British conductor, d. 9/10/2008 in Monmouthshire, Wales at 77; b. 1930 in Enfield, Middlesex. guardian.co.uk, 9/11/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/sep/11/classicalmusicandopera}; New York Times online, 9/16/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/16/arts/music/16handley.html}.

  • Harman, Buddy, country session drummer, d. 8/21/2008 in Nashville, TN at 79. WZTV FOX 17/Nashville online, 8/22/2008 {http://www.wztv.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.tn/3854a809-www.fox17.com.shtml}; jconline.com, 8/23/2008 {http://jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080823/OBITS/80823020}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.
    b. Murrey Mizell Harman Jr. in Nashville, TN. tennessean.com, 8/22/2008 {http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080822/TUNEIN02/808220413/1005/ENTERTAINMENT}.
    b. 12/23/1928. New York Times online, 8/23/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/23/arts/music/23harman.html}; Times Online, 8/25/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4601518.ece}; Rolling Stone, no. 1061, 9/18/2008.

  • Hart, Paul, British blues guitarist, bandleader, and club owner, d. at 57; ; b. in Sturminster Newton. guardian.co.uk, 5/23/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2281778,00.html}.

  • Hartle, Enid, English mezzo, d. 12/1/2008 in London at 72; b. 12/16/1935 in Sheffield. Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Harutun, Mary Helen, piano teacher, d. 2/23/2008; b. 1909. Piano Guild Notes, v. 58 no. 2, Fall 2008.

  • Haworth, Herchel Jr. "Speedy", country guitarist, d. 2/26/2008 in Springfield, MO at 85. STLtoday.com, 2/28/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_HAWORTH?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Hayes, Isaac, soul/R&B singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, d. 8/10/2008 in Memphis, TN at 65; b. 1942 in Covington, TN. guardian.co.uk, 8/10/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/7714892}; Rolling Stone, no. 1060, 9/4/2008.
    b. 8/20/1942. New York Times online, 8/10/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/11/arts/music/11hayes.html}; guardian.co.uk, 8/11/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/aug/11/usa}.
    singer, composer, and producer, d. near Memphis, TN. Los Angeles Times online, 8/11/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-hayes11-2008aug11,0,7289497.story}.
    d. in Memphis, TN. Independent online, 8/12/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/isaac-hayes-seventies-soul-superstar-who-won-an-oscar-for-theme-from-shaft-891448.html}.
    also pianist and saxophonist, d. in Forest Hills, TN. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Hazard, Robert, rock singer and songwriter, d. 8/5/2008 in Boston, MA at 59; b. Robert Rimato in Philadelphia, PA. philly.com, 8/6/2008 {http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20080806_Robert_Hazard__Philly_rocker__dies_at_59.html}.
    b. 1948. Rolling Stone, no. 1061, 9/18/2008.

  • Healey, Jeff, Canadian rock and jazz guitarist, singer, and bandleader, d. 3/2/2008 in Toronto, Ontario at 41. CBC.ca, 3/2/2008 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/03/02/obit-healey.html}; eJazzNews.com, 3/2/2008 {http://www.ejazznews.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=9191}; nationalpost.com, 3/2/2008 {http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theampersand/archive/2008/03/03/159448.aspx}; STLtoday.com, 3/3/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_HEALEY?SITE=MOSTP}; Google News, 3/3/2008 {http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hgfcPqkvi510qL9AsG0uWAoimxOg}.
    also songwriter, trumpeter, and clarinetist; b. in Toronto, Ontario. New York Times On the Web, 3/4/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/arts/music/04healey.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.
    b. 3/25/1966. Times Online, 3/4/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3482918.ece}; Rolling Stone, no. 1049, 4/3/2008.
    also radio presenter and record collector; b. Norman Jeffrey Healey. Independent Online Edition, 3/11/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jeff-healey-electric-guitar-virtuoso-794006.html}.

  • Hedman, Norman, jazz percussionist, d. 9/29/2008 at 63. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Hefti, Neal, big-band trumpeter, arranger, and composer, also film and television composer, d. 10/11/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 85; b. 10/29/1922 in Hastings, NE. CNN.com, 10/15/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/15/obit.hefti.ap/index.html}; Yahoo!News, 10/15/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081016/ap_on_re_us/deaths_1}; STLtoday.com, 10/15/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_NEAL_HEFTI?SITE=MOSTP}; Los Angeles Times online, 10/15/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-hefti15-2008oct15,0,3619488.story}; Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 12, Dec. 2008.
    d. in Toluca Lake, CA; b. Neal Paul Hefti. New York Times online, 10/15/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/16/arts/music/16hefti.html}.
    also bandleader. Independent online, 10/16/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/neal-hefti-celebrated-jazz-arranger-who-wrote-for-count-basie-and-woody-herman-ndash-and-the-theme-music-for-batman-962609.html}.
    also pianist. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Heino, Ralph V. Sr., violinist and composer, d. 7/26/2008 in Seattle, WA at 91; b. 1918 in Butte, MT. seattlepi.com, 8/3/2008 {http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/373411_obitheino04.html}; Strad, v. 119, no. 1422, October 2008.

  • Hellicher, Amos, music distributor, d. 10/12/2008 in Minneapolis, MN at 90. Billboard, 11/8/2008.

  • Helms, Don, country steel guitarist and songwriter, d. 8/11/2008 in Nashville, TN at 81. TENNESSEAN.COM, 8/11/2008 {http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200880811028}; STLtoday.com, 8/12/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_HELMS?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. Donald Hugh Helms in New Brockton, AL. New York Times online, 8/16/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/arts/music/17helms.html}.
    b. 1927. Rolling Stone, no. 1061, 9/18/2008.

  • Henderson, Robert, organist, choirmaster, schoolteacher and administrator, d. 12/27/2008 in Escondido, CA at 84; b. 8/2/1924. American Organist, v. 43 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Heydon, William K. (Bill), Canadian trumpeter, trombonist, flugel hornist, and singer, d. 3/3/2008 in Windsor, Ontario at 86; b. in Walkerville, Ontario 11/18/1921. canada.com, 3/8/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/can-windsor/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=105266805}.

  • Hickok, Sue (Susan Marie), music librarian and piano teacher, d. 6/11/2008 at 61. Bulletin of the Society for American Music, v. 34 no 3, Fall 2008.

  • Hickox, Richard Sidney, British conductor, d. 11/23/2008 in Cardiff at 60; b. 3/5/1948 in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire. Telegraph.co.uk, 11/24/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/3514213/Richard-Hickox.html}; Yahoo!News, 11/24/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081125/ap_on_re_us/deaths_3}; Independent online, 11/25/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/richard-hickox-conductor-who-left-a-prodigious-recorded-legacy-of-british-music-1033825.html}; Times Online, 11/25/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5225000.ece}; New York Times online, 11/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/25/arts/music/25hickox.html}; Opera, v. 60 no. 1, January 2009.
    d. in Swansea. Opera News, v. 73 no. 8, February 2009.

  • Hicks, Paul Thomas, organist, choirmaster, campanologist, carillonneur, composer, and author, d. 4/18/2008 in Bartlett, TN at 70; b. in Memphis, TN. American Organist, v. 42 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Hieronymus, Bess, professor of organ, d. 3/22/2008 in San Antonio, TX at 85; b. 6/22/1922 in Temple, TX. American Organist, v. 42 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Hightower, Rosella, Native American ballerina and ballet school founder, d. 11/4/2008 in Cannes, France at 88; b. 1920 in Durwood, OK. STLtoday.com, 11/6/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_HIGHTOWER?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Higuchi, Munetaka, rock drummer, d. 11/30/2008. AkiraTakasaki.com, 11/30/2008 {http://www.akiratakasaki.com/index.php?e=532}.

  • Hinton, Mona, jazz producer and documenter(?), d. 5/3/2008 in Long Island, NY at 89. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Hoddinott, Alun, Welsh composer and teacher, d. 3/12/2008 at 78; b. 8/11/1929 in Bargoed, Glamorganshire. Times Online, 3/14/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3547635.ece}.
    d. in Swansea. Independent Online Edition, 3/14/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/professor-alun-hoddinott-composer-of-prodigious-energy-who-prompted-comparison-with-haydn-795696.html}.
    also violinist and violist. Strad, v. 119, no. 1417, May 2008.
    d. 3/11/2008 in Morriston, Swansea. Opera, v. 59 no. 5, May 2008.

  • Hoffman, Grace, mezzo, d. 7/26/2008 in Stuttgart, Germany at 87; b. 1/14/1921 in Cleveland, OH. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Hollins, Musa Moses, jazz trumpeter, d. 4/5/2008 in Chicago, IL at 65. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Hollmer, Lars, jazz keyboardist, d. 12/25/2008 in Sweden at 60. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Hood, Margaret F., fortepiano and harpsichord designer and maker, also author, d. 6/2008. Early Music America, v. 14 no. 4, Winter 2008.

  • Horowitz, Israel, record producer and columnist, d. 12/26/2008 in Closter, NJ at 92; b. 9/6/1916 in New York. New York Times online, 1/8/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/05/arts/music/05horowitz.html}.

  • Horton, Dorothy Monson, church soloist and choral singer, d. 9/20/2008 in Rockville, MD at 82; b. in Eola, LA. washingtonpost.com, 9/25/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/24/AR2008092403406.html}.

  • Howard, Peter, Broadway music director/orchestrator/arranger, composer, and vocal coach, d. 4/18/2008 in Englewood, NJ. Joe Regan, Jr. on All That Chat, 4/19/2008 {http://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat/d.php?id=1559496}.
    d. at 80. Variety online, 4/27/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117984720.html}.
    b. Howard Weiss 7/29/1927 in Miami, FL. New York Times online, 5/4/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/04/arts/music/04howard.html}.

  • Hubbard, Freddie, jazz trumpeter, d. 12/29/2008 in Sherman Oaks, CA at 70; b. Frederick Dewayne Hubbard 4/7/1938 in Indianapolis, IN. New York Times online, 12/29/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/30/arts/music/30hubbard.html}; STLtoday.com, 12/30/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_HUBBARD?SITE=MOSTP}; Variety online, `12/29/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997791.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009; Jazz Journal International, v. 62 no. 5, July 2009.

  • Humphrey, Thomas, luthier, d. 4/16/2008 in Gardiner, NY at 59; b. in St. Joseph Township, MN. fortmilltimes.com, 4/18/2008 {http://www.fortmilltimes.com/124/story/137756.html}.
    b. 11/13/1948. New York Times On the Web, 4/20/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/nyregion/20humphrey.html}; Classical Guitar, v. 26 no. 10, June 2008; Instrumentalist, v. 63 no. 3, October 2008.
    Thomas Stephen Humphrey, d. 4/17/2008 in New Paltz, NY. Soundboard, v. 34 no. 3, 2008.

  • Hunter, William "Doc", jazz pianist, d. 1/20/2008 in San Diego, CA at 70. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Hutchinson, Ralph, jazz trombonist, d. 7/7/2008 in Milwaukee, WI at 83; b. in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. JS Online, 7/8/2008 {http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=770540}.
    d. in Wauwatosa, WI. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Iborra, Diego, jazz percussionist, d. 7/27/2008 in Miami, FL at 89. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Imumura, Roe, jazz pianist, d. 2008? in Berkeley, CA at 63. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Ingram, Henry Black Jr., pianist, teacher, and organist, d. 9/13/2008 at 76; b. in Anniston, AL. American Organist, v. 43 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Irwin, Dennis, jazz bassist, d. 3/10/2008 in Manhattan at 56; b. in Birmingham, AL. New York Times On the Web, 3/12/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/arts/music/12irwin.html}; Strad, v. 119, no. 1417, May 2008; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.
    d. 3/8/2008; b. Dennis Wayne Irwin 11/28/1951. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 12, Dec. 2008.

  • Isham, Steve, rock musician and songwriter, d. 12/9/2008 in Pocatello, ID at 56; b. Pocatello, ID. KPVI.com, 12/14/2008 {http://www.kpvi.com/Global/story.asp?s=9502333}.

  • Ivey, Milvern "Mel", professor of music and choral director, d. 2008; b. 1938. Choral Journal, v. 49 no. 5, November 2008.

  • Jackson, Franz, jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and vocalist, d. 5/6/2008 in Niles, MI at 95; b. 11/1/1912 in Rock Island, IL. chicagotribune.com, 5/8/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/reviews/critics/chi-hed-franz-jackson-08-may08,0,4557807.story}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.
    also bandleader. Independent online, 5/24/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/franz-jackson-sax-player-in-the-golden-age-of-jazz-833608.html}; Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 7, July 2008.
    also arranger. guardian.co.uk, 7/22/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/jul/22/jazz.usa}.

  • Jackson, Johnny, rapper, songwriter, and producer, d. 10/3/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 39; b. 1969 in Juarez, Mexico. Los Angeles Times, 10/10/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings10-2008oct10,0,2665284.story}.

  • Jackson, Pervis, R&B/soul singer, d. 8/18/2008 in Detroit, MI at 70. wxyz.com, 8/18/2008 {http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=bdeb139d-aa60-4d64-a9eb-cc9437aa7af6}.
    b. 5/17/1938 in New Orleans, LA. Times Online, 8/20/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4567381.ece}; New York Times online, 8/21/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/arts/music/22jackson.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1061, 9/18/2008.

  • Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer, d. 6/14/2008 at 95; b. José Bispo Clementino dos Santos 5/12/1913 in São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro. guardian.co.uk, 7/17/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2291130,00.html}.

  • Jamison, Roger W., pianist, singer, teacher, and conductor, d. 1/2/2008; b. 1937. Piano Guild Notes, v. 58 no. 1, Summer 2008.

  • Jarrett, Hugh, bass singer in Elvis' backup quartet, radio personality, and actor, d. 6/1/2008 in Atlanta, GA at 78. Radio Ink online, 6/1/2008 {http://www.radioink.com/HeadlineEntry.asp?hid=142370}.
    d. 5/31/2008; b. 10/11/1929 in Nashville, TN. Los Angeles Times online, 6/4/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings4-2008jun04,0,6955052.story}.

  • Jobson, Richard "Dickie", Jamaican film director, producer, and writer, and music publisher, d. 12/25/2008 in Kingston. Jamaica Observer Internet Edition, 12/28/2008 {http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/html/20081227T180000-0500_144147_OBS_LEGENDARY_FILM_DIRECTOR_MUSIC_KINGPIN_DICKIE_JOBSON_PASSES_.asp}.

  • Johnson, Christopher A., punk singer, d. 6/21/2008 in Bloomington, IN at 32. StarTribune.com, 6/22/2008 {http://www.startribune.com/local/20640794.html}; eFluxMedia, 6/23/2008 {http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Concert_Ends_with_Lead_Singers_Death_19376.html}.

  • Johnson, Winston A., music minister and organist, d. 2/4/2008 in Seattle, WA at 93; b. in Hupeh Province, China. American Organist, v. 42 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Jones, Al, British blues and folk guitarist, singer, and songwriter, d. 6/1/2008 at 62; b. Alun Ashworth Jones 8/31/1945. Times Online, 8/20/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4565627.ece}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Jones, Bob, Motown publicist, d. 9/20/2008. EURweb.com, 9/19/2008 [sic] {http://eurweb.com/story/eur47216.cfm}.

  • Jones, George "Wydell", doo-wop singer and songwriter, d. 9/27/2008 in Youngstown, OH at 71; b. in Richmond, VA. examiner.com, 10/2/2008 {http://www.examiner.com/a-1618693~_Rama_Lama__writer_George__Wydell__Jones_dies.html}; New York Times online, 10/3/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/arts/music/04jones.html}.
    George "Wydell" Jones Jnr.; b. 10/5/1936. Independent online, 11/22/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/george-jones-jnr-singer-and-songwriter-who-composed-the-doowop-classic-rama-lama-ding-dong-1029927.html}.

  • Jones, Spencer, jazz pianist and alto saxophonist, d. 7/2/2008 in Chapel Oaks, MD at 87. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Joseph, Don Verne, jazz trumpeter, d. 7/22/2008 in Celina, TX at 72. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Kagel, Mauricio Raúl, avant-garde composer, d. 9/18/2008 in Cologne, Germany at 76; b. 12/24/1931 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. washingtonpost.com, 9/20/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/19/AR2008091903900.html}; Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009; Zeitschrift für Neue Musik, v. 120, February 2009; Musicology Australia, v. 31, 2009.

  • Kames, Bob, organist, composer, and electric organ vendor, d. 4/9/2008; b. 1925. Bob Kames Foundation online, 4/9/2008 {http://www.bobkamesfoundation.org/}.

  • Kane, Ray, Hawaiian slack-key guitarist, d. 2/27/2008 in Honolulu, HI at 82; b. Raymond Kaleoalohapoinaoleohelemanu Kane 10/2/1925 on Kauai. New York Times On the Web, 3/5/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/05/arts/music/05kane.html}.

  • Kann, Stan, organist and television personality, d. 9/29/2008 in St. Louis, MO at 83. STLtoday.com, 9/30/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/DA9908DAD29472B5862574D3007B91FA?OpenDocument}; Associated Press online, 9/30/2008 {http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD93HD8E81}; Opus, v. 26 no. 4, November 2008.

  • Kant, Harold (Hal) Sanford, lawyer for the Grateful Dead, d. 10/19/2008 at 77; b. 7/29/1931 in Queens, NY. Billboard, 11/8/2008.

  • Kapoor, Mahender, Hindi singer, d. 9/27/2008. Central Chronicle online, 10/2/2008 {http://www.centralchronicle.com/20081002/0210303.htm}.

  • Kaproff, Nathan, violinist, orchestra personnel manager, and Hollywood music contractor, d. 8/6/2008 at 86. Los Angeles Times online, 8/6/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/latimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=114966241}.

  • Karas, Joza, Czech violinist and teacher, collector/editor of music composed in Nazi concentration camps, d. 12/5/2008 in Bloomfield, CT at 82; b. Josef M. Karas 5/3/1926 in Warsaw. New York Times online, 12/6/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/07/arts/music/07karas.html}.
    d. 11/28/2008; b. Josef Marie Karas. washingtonpost.com, 12/9/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/08/AR2008120803655.html}.

  • Kaza, Eugene John, violinist and teacher, d. at 84; b. 5/22/1924 in Cleveland, OH. Strad, v. 119, no. 1421, September 2008.

  • Keawe, Genoa, a.k.a. Aunty Genoa, Hawaiian singer, d. 2/25/2008 in Honolulu, HI at 89. Pacific Business News online, 2/25/2008 {http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2008/02/25/daily5.html}.

  • Kelley, Alton, rock album cover and poster artist, d. 6/1/2008 in Petaluma, CA at 67; b. 6/17/1940 in Maine. Earth Times online, 6/2/2008 {http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/alton-kelley,414826.shtml}; Marin Independent Journal online, 6/3/2008 {http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_9467793}; STLtoday.com, 6/3/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_KELLEY?SITE=MOSTP}; Rolling Stone, no. 1055, 6/26/2008.
    b. in Houlton, ME. Los Angeles Times online, 6/4/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-kelley4-2008jun04,0,3718426.story}; New York Times online, 6/4/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/04/arts/design/04kelley.html}.

  • Kenyon, Neal, actor, dancer, singer, teacher, director, and choreographer, d. 12/19/2008 in Sarasota, FL at 79; b. 12/6/1929 in Hammond, IN. HeraldTribune.com, 12/24/2008 {http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20081224/ARTICLE/812240340/2055/NEWS}.

  • Key, Dan, Canadian musician, pilot, and radio station technician, d. 7/9/2008 at 92. CKUA Radio Network, 7/10/2008 {http://www.ckua.com/programs/progAnnou.cfm?P_ID=34628&IDs=34628}.

  • King, Bob, club owner, d. 7/14/2008 in Jonesboro, AR at 83; b. 11/11/1924 in Battle Axe, AR. Jackson's Funeral Homes, 7/15?/2008 {http://www.jacksonsfh.com/pages/show_obituary.php?uid=188}; Batesville Daily Guard, 7/16/2008 {http://www.guardonline.com/?q=node/46470}; Morning News online, 7/17/2008 {http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2008/07/17/news/071808arobitking.txt}.

  • Kitchin, Margaret, British pianist, d. 6/16/2008 at 94; b. Margaret Elisabeth Rothen 3/23/1914 in Montreux, Switzerland. Telegraph.co.uk, 6/22/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2177166/Obituary-Margaret-Kitchin.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.
    d. in London. Independent online, 7/1/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/margaret-kitchin-concert-pianist-and-champion-of-modern-british-composers-857677.html}.

  • Kitt, Eartha, singer, dancer, and actress, d. 12/25/2008 in Connecticut at 81; b. 1/17/1927 in North, SC. ABC News online, 12/25/2008 {http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=6528459}; Variety online, 12/25/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997762.html}; msnbc.com, 12/26/2008 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28386832/}.
    d. in New York. CNN.com, 12/25/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/12/25/eartha.kitt.obit/index.html}.
    Eartha Mae Kitt, d. in Connecticut; b. Eartha Mae Keith. HVPress.net, 12/25/2008 {http://www.hvpress.net/news/125/ARTICLE/6066/2008-12-25.html}; New York Times online, 12/26/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/26/arts/26kitt.html}; Independent online, 12/27/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/eartha-kitt-singer-and-actress-with-a-difficult-reputation-who-was-described-as-the-most-exciting-woman-on-earth-1212439.html}.
    d. 12/24/2009. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Knoll, August E., organist, minister of music, conductor, and music teacher, d. 2/7/2008 in Wheatland, IA at 65; b. 11/11/1942 in Des Moines, IA. American Organist, v. 42 no. 5, May 2008.

  • Koggenhop, Bill, multigenre bassist, d. 6/13/2008 in Commerce Township, MI at 55; ; b. in Pontiac, MI. Freep.com, 6/21/2008 {http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080621/NEWS08/806210333/1010/NEWS08}.
    d. in Huron, MI. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Kosaka, Tatsuo (Tat), Japanese drumstick manufacturer, d. 9/25/2008 in Kobe at 80. PAS.org, 2008 {http://www.pas.org/News/InMemoriam.cfm}.

  • Kostrzewa, Tony, British record label and shop owner, d. 5/1/2008 in Leeds; b. Julian Anthony Kostrzewa 10/18/1949 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Independent online, 5/9/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/tony-kostrzewa-founder-of-red-rhino-records-824290.html}.

  • Krapf, Gerhard, Canadian composer, organist, and teacher, d. 7/2/2008 in Edmonton, Alberta at 83; b. 12/12/1924. American Organist, v. 42 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Krause, Elizabeth "Betty", music librarian, d. 7/15/2008 in St. Louis, MO; b. Elizabeth Ringger in Memphis, TN?. STLtoday.com, 7/17/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/STLTODAY/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=113553026}.

  • Kravat, Jerry, nightclub and concert booker, bandleader, and producer, d. 3/31/2008 in Manhattan at 72; b. in the Bronx. New York Times On the Web, 4/2/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/02/arts/02kravat.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008.

  • Krueger, Grant W., xylophonist, trombonist, organist, pianist, conductor, musical director, bandleader, and church choir director, d. 9/14/2008 at 83. JSOnline, 9/17/2008 {http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=796222}.

  • Kymlicka, Milan, classical, film, and television composer, d. 10/9/2008; b. 1936. globeandmail.com, 10/11/2008 {http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/Deaths.20081011.93172424/BDAStory/BDA/deaths}.

  • Landerman, Paul, jazz trombonist and producer, d. 9/19/2008 in West Hartford, CT at 92. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Larin, Sergei, international tenor, d. 1/13/2008 at 51; b. 3/9/1956 in Daugavpils, Latvia. guardian.co.uk, 1/6/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/06/russia.classicalmusic}.
    Sergej Larin, Russian tenor, d. in Bratislava. Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 3, March 2008.
    Sergey Larin; b. in Daugarpils, Latvia. Opera, v. 59 no. 3, March 2008.
    Sergej Larin; b. in Odzene, Latvia. Opera News, v. 71 no. 10, April 2008.

  • Lasha, Prince, jazz saxophonist and flutist, d. 12/12/2008 in Oakland, CA at 79. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Latham, Juliana Beatrice Hawkins, pianist and teacher, d. 9/14/2008 at 75; b. in Philadelphia, PA. philly.com, 9/22/2008 {http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20080922_Juliana_B_H__Latham__pianist__artist.html}.

  • Lawrence, John T. Jr., opera administrator, d. 1/10/2008 in Indian Hill, OH; b. 12/10/1928 in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 73 no. 1, July 2008.

  • Lawson, Nina, wigmaster for the Metropolitan Opera, d. 9/9/2008 in Ayr, Scotland at 82. New York Times online, 9/16/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/17/arts/music/17lawson.html}.
    d. in Prestwick, Scotland; b. 7/27/1926 in Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Opera News, v. 73 no. 5, November 2008.

  • Lee, Byron, Jamaican reggae/ska/rocksteady bandleader and producer, d. 11/4/2008 at 73. contactmusic.com, 11/8/2008 {http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/byron%20lee%20dead%20at%2073_1086029}.

  • Lee, Michael, British rock drummer, d. 11/24/2008 at 39. BLABBERMOUTH.NET, 11/25/2008 {http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=109610}.
    also songwriter, d. in Darlington; b. Michael Gary Pearson 11/19/1969 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Independent online, 1/6/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/michael-lee-drummer-with-page-and-plant-1228170.html}.

  • Lepeshinskaya, Olga, Soviet ballerina, d. 12/20/2008 in Moscow at 92; b. 9/15/1916 in Kiev. New York Times online, 12/22/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/22/arts/dance/22lepeshinskaya.html}.

  • Leslie, Seymour "Cy", music publisher and movie executive, d. 1/6/2008 in Roslyn, NY at 85. Variety online, 1/8/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117978668.html}.

  • Letov, Yegor, Russian punk singer, "father of Russian punk music", 2/19/2008 in Omsk. Canadian Press, 2/20/2008 {http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gXjTtlF5_OZ4Dpv5Pp_g7XVFC0Sg}.
    Igor "Yegor" Fyodorovich Letov, also songwriter, d. at 43; b. 9/10/1964 in Omsk. guardian.co.uk, 4/23/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2275494,00.html}.

  • Levert, Sean, R&B singer, d. 3/30/2008 in Cleveland, OH at 39. AOL.com, 3/31/2008 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/music-news-story/ar/_a/randb-singer-sean-levert-dies/20080331103409990002}; CNN.com, 3/31/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/03/31/levert.obit.ap/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 4/1/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_SEAN_LEVERT?SITE=MOSTP}; chicagotribune.com, 4/1/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-obit-levert-apapr01,0,2384968.story}.

  • Levine, Jesse, violist, music director, and music professor, d. 2008. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009.

  • Levine, Larry, recording engineer, d. 5/8/2008 in Los Angeles, CA; b. 5/8/1928 in Los Angeles, CA. Independent online, 5/13/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/larry-levine-gold-star-recording-engineer-who-played-a-crucial-role-in-the-building-of-phil-spectors-wall-of-sound-827025.html}; Rolling Stone, no 1068/1069, 12/25/2008-1/8/2009.
    d. in Encino, CA. STLtoday.com, 5/14/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_LEVINE?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. in New York. Times Online, 5/17/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3949229.ece}.

  • Levinson, Peter J., music publicist and author, d. 10/21/2008 in Malibu, CA at 74. The Hollywood Reporter online, 10/22/2008 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/features/people/e3if56bd732dfb00f6ff471290752524924}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.
    b. 7/1/1934 in Atlantic City, NJ. Los Angeles Times online, 10/23/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-levinson23-2008oct23,0,3316057.story}; washingtonpost.com, 10/26/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/25/AR2008102502132.html}; New York Times online, 11/15/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/arts/music/16levinson.html}.

  • Lewin, Frank, composer, editor, arranger, and teacher, d. 1/18/2008 in Princeton, NJ; b. 3/27/1925 in Breslau, Germany. Frank Lewin website, 1/2008 {http://www.franklewin.net/bio.html}; New York Times online, 1/20/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/NYTimes/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=101569573}; www.TownTopics.com, 1/23/2008 {http://www.towntopics.com/jan2308/obits.php#obit2}.

  • Libove, Charles, violinist, d.; b. 1926. Strad, v. 119, no. 1419, July 2008.

  • Liderman, Jorge, composer and music professor, d. 2/3/2008 in El Cerrito, CA at 50; b. in Buenos Aires. kpix tv online, 1/4/2008 {http://cbs5.com/local/berkeley.professor.Bart.2.645444.html}.

  • Lieben, Joachim, Austrian musicologist, d. 8/5/2008 in Vienna; b. 11/9/1930 in Vienna. Österreichische Muzikzeitschrift, v. 63 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Lindsay, Reg, Australian country star, d. 8/5/2008 in Newcastle, New South Wales at 79. ABC.net.au, 8/6/2008 {http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/05/2325168.htm}.

  • Ling, Stuart J., band director, music professor, composer, and arranger, d. 3/24/2008 at 90; b. 1918. Instrumentalist, v. 62 no. 10, May 2008.

  • Lord, Bobby, country musician and television host, d. 2/16/2008 in Stuart, FL at 74. MiamiHerald.com, 2/17/2008 {http://www.miamiherald.com/775/story/422787.html}.

  • Love, Kermit Ernest Hollingshead, costume designer for ballet, film, theater, and muppets, d. 6/21/2008 in Poughkeepsie, NY at 91; b. 8/7/1916 in Spring Lake, NJ. New York Times online, 6/24/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/arts/24love.html}.

  • Lucas, Robert, blues/rock singer, guitarist, harmonica player, and songwriter, d. 11/23/2008 in Long Beach, CA at 46. MercuryNews.com, 11/23/2008 {http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_11059694}; Yahoo!News, 11/24/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081125/ap_on_re_us/deaths_3}; New York Times online, 11/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/25/arts/music/25lucas.html}.

  • Ludwig, William Frederick II, drum (and other percussion) manufacturer, d. 3/22/2008 at 91; b. 9/13/1916 in Evanston, IL. Telegraph.co.uk, 4/22/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/22/db2203.xml}.
    d. in Chicago, IL. Independent online, 6/28/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/william-f-ludwig-ii-populariser-of-ludwig-drums-856108.html}.
    William F. Ludwig, Jr. Instrumentalist, v. 62 no. 10, May 2008.

  • Lundberg, Mark, tenor, d. 8/15/2008 in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY at 50; b. in Denver, CO. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008.
    d. in Stony Brook, NY; b. 3/25/1958. Opera News, v. 73 no. 5, November 2008.

  • Lurie, Mitchell, clarinetist, d. 11/24/2008 in West Los Angeles, CA at 86; b. 3/9/1922 in Brooklyn. Los Angeles Times online, 11/30/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-lurie30-2008nov30,0,263373.story}.

  • Lynne, Carole, a.k.a. Lady Delfont, British actress and singer, d. 1/17/2008 at 89; b. Helen Violet Carolyn Heyman 9/16/1918 in Rochester, Kent. Times Online, 1/22/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3226640.ece}.

  • Lynne, Frances, jazz vocalist, d. 12/14/2008 in San Francisco, CA at 82. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Lyttelton, Humphrey, British jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer, also writer, cartoonist, humorist, and radio host, d. 4/25/2008 at 86; b. 5/23/1921 in Eton, Berkshire. Humphrey Lyttleton website, 4/25/2008 {http://www.humphreylyttelton.com/}; BBC NEWS online, 4/26/2008 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7367385.stm}.
    Humphrey Richard Adeane Lyttelton, also clarinetist and calligrapher, d. in Barnet, Hertfordshire. Independent online, 4/25/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/humphrey-lyttelton-obituary-815832.html}.
    d. 4/26/2008 [sic] in London. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 6, June 2008.
    d. 4/25/2008 in London. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Macdonald, Florence Rosemary Jones, magazine editor and music teacher, d. 10/21/2008 in Vienna, VA at 89; b. in Wilmington, DE. washingtonpost.com, 11/16/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/15/AR2008111502325_5.html}.

  • Macero, Teo, record producer, composer, and saxophonist, d. 2/19/2008 in Riverhead, NY at 82; b. Attilio Joseph Macero in Glen Falls, NY. New York Times On the Web, 2/22/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/22/arts/music/22macero.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.
    b. 10/30/1925. washingtonpost.com, 3/2/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/01/AR2008030101701.html}.

  • MacFarland, Joseph F., organist and choirmaster, d. 12/29/2008 in Westport, CT at 86; b. in Norwalk, CT. American Organist, v. 43 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Mackay, Myra, British orchestra librarian, d. 9/25/2008 at 60; b. 6/29/1948 in Kilsyth, North Lanarshire. Herald online, 10/2/2008 {http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/obituaries/display.var.2455785.0.myra_mackay.php}.

  • MacLean, Blair Joseph, Canadian singer, guitarist, songwriter, comedian, visual artist, and teacher, d. 10/29/2008 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; b. 12/2/1942 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. globeandmail.com, 11/20/2008 {http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081120.OBMACLEAN20/TPStory//}.

  • MacLean, Kenny, Canadian rock bassist, singer, and songwriter, d. ca. 11/23/2008 in Toronto, Ontario. nationalpost.com, 11/25/2008 {http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=989394}.

  • MacMaster, Daniel Stewart, d. 3/17/2008 at 39; b. 7/11/1968. Suncity Records online, 3/18/2008 {http://www.suncityrecords.com/main.php}.

  • Magomayev, Muslim, opera and pop baritone, d. 10/25/2008 in Moscow at 66; b. in Azerbaijan. STLtoday.com, 10/25/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_OBIT_MAGOMAYEV_GCLB-?SITE=MOSTP}.
    also actor and composer, b. Muslim Mahammad oglu Magomayev 8/17/1942 in Baku, Azerbaijan. washingtonpost.com, 10/29/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/28/AR2008102803343.html}.

  • Makeba, Miriam, South African singer, d. 11/9/2008 in Italy at 76; b. 3/4/1932 in Johannesburg. New York Times online, 11/10/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/11/world/africa/11makeba.html?ei=5070&emc=eta1}.
    d. 11/10/2008 in Castel Volturno, Italy. STLtoday.com, 11/10/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_OBIT_MAKEBA?SITE=MOSTP}; Yahoo!News, 11/10/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081110/ap_on_re_us/deaths_6}; VOANews.com, 11/11/2008 {http://voanews.com/english/Africa/2008-11-11-voa5.cfm}.
    d. 11/10/2008 near Naples, Italy. Los Angeles Times online, 11/11/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-makeba11-2008nov11,0,3388402.story}; Rolling Stone, no. 1067, 12/11/2008.
    d. 11/10/2008 in Caserta, Italy. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Malagrida, Luisa, Italian soprano, d. 8/4/2008 in Rome at 87; b. 11/5/1920 in Loreo (Rovigo). Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Malayev, Ilyas, Uzbek folk musician and poet, d. 5/2/2008 in Flushing, NY at 72; b. in Mary, Uzbekistan. New York Times online, 5/7/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/07/arts/music/07malayev.html}.

  • Malin, Lewis "Lew", jazz drummer, bandleader, and entrepreneur, d. 8/13/2008; b. 12/21/1937. Los Angeles Times online, 8/19/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/latimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=115936780}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Malloy, George, accompanist, d. 3/16/2008 in Ogden, UT; b. 6/23/1920 in Los Angeles, CA. Opera News, v. 73 no. 1, July 2008.

  • Mancinelli, Augusto, jazz guitarist, d. 7/20/2008 in Italy at 54. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Mannelli, Gabriel, Argentinian rock bassist, d. 1/12/2008 in Buenos Aires at 37. Variety online, 1/15/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117979118.html}.

  • Manz, Ruth Marie Alma Mueller, wife of composer Paul Manz, lyricist, d. 7/15/2008 in St. Paul, MN at 88; b. 8/14/1919 in Drumhuller, Alberta, Canada. American Organist, v. 42 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Marcovitch, Jim, British klezmer musician and bandleader, d. 10/21?/2008 at 34; b. in London. guardian.co.uk, 10/22/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2008/oct/22/3}.

  • Markowitz, Ruth Solomon, viol player, d. 2/25/2008; b. 1940. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 45 no. 1, June 2008.

  • Mathews, Ronnie, jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer, d. 6/28/2008; b. 12/2/1935. ronniemathews.com, 6/29?/2008 {http://www.jazzpianists.com/RonnieMathews/}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.
    d. in Brooklyn at 72; b. in Brooklyn. New York Times online, 7/2/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/arts/music/02mathews.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • May, Charlie, jazz saxophonist, d. 2/23/2008 in Port Angeles, WA at 79. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • May, Earl, jazz bassist, d. 1/4/2008; b. 1927 in New York. JazzTimes.com, 1/8/2008 {http://jazztimes.com/columns_and_features/news/detail.cfm?article=11327}.
    d. at 80; b. 9/17/1927 in New York, NY. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 3, March 2008; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Maya, Mario, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, d. 9/27/2008 in Seville at 71; b. in Cordoba. New York Times online, 10/3/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/arts/dance/04maya.html}.

  • MC Breed, rapper, d. 11/22/2008 in Ypsilanti, MI at 37; b. Eric Breed in Flint, MI. Yahoo!News, 11/24/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081125/ap_on_re_us/deaths_3}; STLtoday.com, 11/24/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_MC_BREED?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • McElheran, Brock, choral conductor and composer, d. 2008; b. 1918. Choral Journal, v. 49 no. 6, December 2008.

  • McElrath, Hugh T., musicologist, d. 5/8/2008. AMS Newsletter, v. 38 no. 2, August 2008.

  • McGriff, Jimmy, jazz and blues organist, d. 5/24/2008 in New Jersey at 72; b. 4/3/1936 in Philadelphia, PA. Los Angeles Times online, 5/27/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-mcgriff27-2008may27,0,4374935.story}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.
    d. in Voorhees, NJ. New York Times online, 5/28/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/arts/music/28mcgriff.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.
    b. James Harrell McGriff. washingtonpost.com, 5/28/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/27/AR2008052703078.html}.

  • McKenna, Dave, jazz pianist, d. 10/18/2008 in State College, PA at 78; b. 5/30/1930 in Woonsocket, RI. New York Times online, 10/20/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/20/arts/music/20mckenna.html}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.
    David J. McKenna. Independent online, 10/24/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dave-mckenna-jazz-pianist-lauded-as-both-solo-artist-and-accompanist-who-played-with-charlie-parker-and-tony-bennett-971412.html}.

  • McKenny, Patti, playwright, librettist, and lyricist, d. 6/28/2008 in Chicago, IL at 57; b 1951 in Dayton, OH. Playbill online, 7/1/2008 {http://www.playbill.com/news/article/119140.html}.

  • McKinley, Frank, choral conductor and music professor, d. 2008; b. 1915. Choral Journal, v. 49 no. 8, February 2009.

  • McMichael, Edward, tubaist and busker, d. 11/3/2008 in Seattle, WA at 53. Voice of San Diego, 11/4/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TUBA_MAN?SITE=VOICESD}.
    Edward Scott McMichael. New York Times online, 11/13/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/14/us/14tubaman.html}.

  • McMillan, Ben Scott, rock singer, d. 1/28?/2008 in Seattle, WA at 46. seattlepi.com, 1/29/2008 {http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/thebigblog/archives/130542.asp}.

  • McQuater, Tommy (Thomas Mossie Sr), British jazz trumpeter, d. 1/20/2008 at 93; b. 9/4/1914 in Maybole, Ayrshire. Guardian Unlimited, 1/26/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2247321,00.html}.
    d. in London. Independent online, 4/8/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/tommy-mcquater-illustrious-jazz-trumpeter-805777.html}.
    Tommy McQuarter. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Meier, Edith L. Wagner, organist, teacher, and music minister, d. 2/6/2008 in Davenport, IA at 86; b. Edith Lucille Wagner 5/31/1921. American Organist, v. 42 no. 5, May 2008.

  • Meldrum, Michelle, rock guitarist, d. 5/21/2008 in Burbank, CA at 39; b. 9/28/1968 in Detroit, MI. BLABBERMOUTH.NET, 5/22/2008 {http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=97469}.

  • Melendy, Earle R., violinist, d. at 84. Strad, v. 119, no. 1417, May 2008.

  • Melle, David "Dak", jazz reeds player, d. 8/11/2008 in Catawba Island, OH at 66. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Mellers, Wilfrid Howard, British musicologist, critic, and composer, d. 5/16/2008 in Scrayingham, North Yorkshire; b. 4/26/1914 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Independent online, 5/19/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/professor-wilfrid-mellers-musicologist-and-composer-830601.html}; The Australian online, 5/22/2008 {http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23736997-16947,00.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008; Opera News, v. 73 no. 2, August 2008.
    d. 5/17/2008. guardian.co.uk, 5/19/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2280886,00.html}.

  • Mello, Breno, Brazilian actor, guitarist, and soccer player, d. 7/14/2008 in Porto Alegre at 76; b. 1931 in Porto Alegre. New York Times online, 9/5/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/movies/06mello.html}.

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  • Mercer, Mae, blues singer and actress, d. 10/29/2008 in Northridge, CA at 76; b. Mary Ruth Mercer 6/12/1932 in Battleboro, NC. Los Angeles Times online, 11/13/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/local/valley/la-me-mercer13-2008nov13,0,3010175.story}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Merrill, Nathaniel, opera director, d. 9/9/2008 in Denver, CO; b. 2/8/1927 in Newton, MA. Opera News, v. 73 no. 5, November 2008; Opera America, Winter 2008.
    b. 2/8/1928. Opera, v. 60 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Middlebrooks, Wilfred Roland "Walkin' Willie", jazz bassist, d. 3/13/2008; b. 7/17/1933. guardian.co.uk, 5/12/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2279406,00.html}.
    d. in Pasadena, CA at 74. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Mietelska-Ciepierska, Agnieszka, Polish music librarian, d. 1/14/2008; b. 10/20/1939. Fontes Artis Musicae, v. 55 no. 4, October/December 2008.

  • Mikuls, Richard, jazz guitarist, d. in Hemet, CA at 56. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Miles, Buddy, multigenre drummer, singer, bandleader, and producer, d. 2/26/2008 in Austin, TX at 60; b. in Omaha, NE. Variety online, 2/27/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117981528.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1048, 3/20/2008; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.
    also guitarist, b. George Miles Jr. 1947. Omaha.com, 2/28/2008 {http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2620&u_sid=10269723}.
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    b. George Allen Miles Jr. New York Times On the Web, 2/29/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/arts/music/29miles.html}.

  • Milhaud, Madeleine, widow of Darius Milhaud, musician, actress, director, and producer, d. 1/2008. CIM Notes, Summer 2008.

  • Miller, M. Louise, organist and music director, d. 8/14/2008 in Wallingford, CT at 94; b. 3/16/1914 in Bridgeport, CT. American Organist, v. 42 no. 12, December 2008.

  • Miller, William F., drummer and magazine editor, d. 12/12/2008; b. 6/21/1961 in Elmhurst, IL. PAS.org, 12/22?/2008 {http://www.pas.org/News/InMemoriam.cfm}.

  • Milliken, Ruth, organist, choir director, music director, and teacher of organ, piano, voice, and choirs, d. 10/19/2008 in Wilton, CT at 86; b. 10/25/1921 in Gower, MO. American Organist, v. 43 no. 2, February 2009.

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  • Minghella, Anthony, British movie and opera director, d. 3/18/2008 at 65 in London. AOL.com, 3/18/2008 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/movies/movie-news-story/ar/_a/oscar-winning-director-minghella-dies/20080318091709990001}.
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    guitarist, d. 5/8/2008. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Mitchell, Mitch, jazz and rock drummer, d. 11/12/2008 in Portland, OR at 62; b. in Britain. ABC News online, 11/12/2008 {http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=6241388}; KATU.com, 11/12/2008 {http://www.katu.com/news/local/34352004.html}.
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    d. at 62; b. John Mitchell in London. New York Times online, 11/12/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/arts/music/13mitch.html}.
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    b. in Ealing, Middlesex, England. Independent Online, 11/14/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mitch-mitchell-drummer-and-last-surviving-member-of-the-jimi-hendrix-experience-1017828.html}.
    d. at 61; b. in London. Rolling Stone, no. 1067, 12/11/2008.

  • Moffit, William C., marching band director and arranger, d. 3/5/2008 at 82; b. 1925. Instrumentalist, v. 62 no. 10, May 2008.

  • Moncrieff, Margaret, a.k.a. Helen McClelland, British cellist and author, d. 11/12/2008 at 87; b. Helen Margaret Moncrieff 2/6/1921 in Edinburgh. Times online, 12/6/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5295050.ece}.

  • Monroe, Margaret "Rusty", jazz club owner, d. ca. 10/11/2008 in Punta Gorda, FL at 89. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Moore, Derek, jazz clarinetist, d. 7/15/2008 in England at 77. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Moore, Johnny, Jamaican ska/reggae trumpeter, d. 8/16/2008 in Kingston at 70. Associated Press online, 8/16/2008 {http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD92JOUEG0}; New York Times online, 8/20/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/20/arts/music/20moore1.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.
    Johnny Arlington "Dizzy" Moore, also composer and arranger; b. 10/5/1938 in Kingston. Independent online, 8/26/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/johnny-moore-cofounder-of-the-skatalites-908526.html}.

  • Moore, LeRoi, jazz/rock saxophonist, d. 8/19/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 46. CNN.com, 8/19/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/19/davematthews.band.death/index.html}; TMZ.com, 8/19/2008 {http://www.tmz.com/2008/08/19/dave-matthews-band-member-dead/}; WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com, 8/19/2008 {http://www.clickondetroit.com/entertainment/17238563/detail.html}; Variety online, 8/19/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990819.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.
    also composer. Rolling Stone, no. 1061, 9/18/2008.

  • Moore, Rudy Ray, singer, storyteller, proto-rap artist, d. 10/19/2008 in Akron, OH at 81; b. Rudolph Frank Moore 3/17/1927 in Fort Smith, AR. New York Times online, 10/22/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/22/movies/22moore.html}.

  • Moorer, Gilbert Jr., R&B singer and songwriter, d. 8/31/2008 in Milwaukee, WI at 67; b. in Birmingham, AL. JSOnline, 8/31/2008 {http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=789474}.

  • Morrison, Bryan Anthony, British pop manager and publisher, d. 9/27/2008 in Holyport, Berkshire; b. 8/14/1942 in London. Independent online, 10/21/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/bryan-morrison-music-publisher-and-manager-who-worked-with-the-pretty-things-pink-floyd-wham-and-paul-weller-967709.html}.

  • Morrison, Thurman Lee, professor of piano and music history, d. 3/12/2008; b. 1917 in Coleman, TX. Piano Guild Notes, v. 58 no. 1, Summer 2008.

  • Moss, Danny, British jazz saxophonist, d. 5/28/2008 in Perth, Western Australia at 80; b. Dennis Moss 8/16/1927 in Redhill, Surrey. Telegraph.co.uk, 6/1/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2062628/Obituary-Danny-Moss.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.
    d. 5/29/2008. Independent online, 6/9/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/danny-moss-worldclass-tenor-saxophonist-842812.html}.
    d. 5/30/2008. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 7, July 2008.

  • Mseleku, Bheki, jazz pianist, saxophonist, and guitarist, d. 9/9/2008 in London, England at 63. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Nagrin, Daniel, modern choreographer, dancer, teacher, and writer, d. 12/29/2008 in Tempe, AZ at 91; b. in New York, NY. New York Times online, 1/2/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/arts/dance/03nagrin.html}.

  • Nagy, Robert, tenor, d. 11/7/2008; b. 3/3/1929 in Lorain, OH. Opera News, v. 74 no. 2, August 2009.

  • Nederlander, Gladys, a.k.a. Gladys Rackmil, theater and television producer, d. 7/21/2008 in New York, NY at 83; b. Gladys Lenore Blum 11/14/1925 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 7/22/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/theater/22nederlander.html}.

  • Nee, Thomas, conductor, music director, and professor of music, d. 7/7/2008 in Encinitas, CA at 87; b. 10/25/1920 in Evanston, IL. SignOnSanDiego.com, 7/10/2008 {http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080710/news_1m10nee.html}.
    d. in Carlsbad, CA. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Neef, Elizabeth "Liz" Ann, soprano, d. 2/28/2080 in Jackson, MI at 81; b. Elizabeth Ann Houck 1/21/1927 in Detroit, MI. detroitnewspapers.com, 3/2/2008 {http://www.detroitnewspapers.com/deathnotices/print.cfm?id=176091}.

  • Nelson, Ken (Kenneth), talent scout and record producer, d. 1/6/2008 in Somis, CA; b. 1/19/1911 Caledonia, MN. Independent Online Edition, 1/10/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ken-nelson-shaper-of-postwar-country-music-769267.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1045, 2/7/2008.

  • Nerina, Nadia, Royal Ballet ballerina, d. 10/6/2008 at Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France at 80; b. Nadine Judd 10/21/1927 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. New York Times online, 10/10/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/arts/dance/11nerina.html}.

  • Neumann, Alfred John "Al", organist, choir director, conductor, music director, and composer, d. 10/13/2008 at 79; b. 12/15/1928 in Brooklyn, NY. American Organist, v. 43 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Nielsen, Inga, Danish soprano, d. 2/10/2008 at 61; b. 6/2/1946 in Holbæk, near Copenhagen. guardian.co.uk, 2/13/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2256019,00.html}; Telegraph.co.uk, 2/14/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/14/db1402.xml}; Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 4, April 2008; Orchester, v. 56 no. 4, April 2008.
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    d. 2/10/2008 in Gentofte, Copenhagen. Opera, v. 59 no. 4, April 2008.

  • Nieto, Carlos, Argentinian folk singer, drummer, and songwriter, d. 1/31/2008 in Buenos Aires at 63; b. in Salta province. philly.com, 2/2/2008 {http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20080202_Carlos_Nieto___Argentine_folk_singer__63.html}.

  • Niss, Ute, German voice teacher and soprano, d. in Lübeck at 69. Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 2, February 2008.

  • Nissel, Siegmund, British chamber violinist, d. 5/21/2008 at 86; b. 1/3/1922 in Munich. guardian.co.uk, 5/23/2008 {http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2281776,00.html}; Strad, v. 119, no. 1419, July 2008; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008.
    a.k.a. "Sigi" Nissel, d. in London. washingtonpost.com, 5/23/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/22/AR2008052203971.html}; New York Times online, 5/24/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/24/arts/music/24nissel.html}.
    Siegmund Walter "Siggi" Nissel. Independent online, 5/26/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/siegmund-nissel-amadeus-quartet-second-violin-834467.html}.

  • Noble, John, British baritone, d. 3/21/2008 in London at 77; b. 1/2/1931 in Southampton. Opera, v. 59 no. 7, July 2008.

  • Nobles, Edward Lamond, organist, pianist, choir director, and music educator, d. 1/2/2008 in Meridian, MS at 72; b. 11/17/1935 in Meridian, MS. American Organist, v. 42 no. 4, April 2008.

  • Nodelman, Adam, jazz bassist, d. 8/25/2008 in Woodstock, NY at 43. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Noll, Ronald W., opera conductor and music supervisor, d. 1/15/2008 in Teaneck, NJ; b. 11/11/1929 in West Reading, PA. Opera News Online, v. 72 no. 11, May 2008 {http://www.metoperafamily.org/operanews/issue/article.aspx?id=4900&issueID=301}.

  • Nordgren, Pehr Henrik, Finnish composer, d. at 64; b. 1944. Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Nori, Al, jazz trumpeter, d. ca. 12/10/2008 in Indianapolis, IN at ca. 77. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Norman, Larry, "father of Christian rock", d. 2/24/2008 at 61; b. 4/8/1947. Times Online, 3/7/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3506298.ece}.

  • Norwood, Patricia P., music professor, d. 1/22/2008 in Fairfax, VA; b. in Brooklyn, NY. Bulletin of the Society for American Music, v. 34 no. 2, Spring 2008; AMS Newsletter, v. 38 no. 2, August 2008.

  • Nuechterlein, Herbert, music professor, choral conductor, music critic, and organist, d. 5/22/2008 in Fort Wayne, IN at 89; b. in Bay City (Frankenlust), MI. American Organist, v. 42 no. 9, September 2008.

  • O'Neal, Edgar, gospel singer, d. 1/16/2008 in St. Louis, MO at 70. STLtoday.com, 1/18/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/744625D12F708897862573D40018591E?OpenDocument}.

  • Odetta, protest singer, d. 12/2/2008 in Manhattan at 77; b. Odetta Holmes 12/31/1930 in Birmingham, AL. New York Times online 12/3/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/arts/music/03odetta.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/3/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-odetta3-2008dec03,0,380651.story}; TIME online, 12/3/2008 {http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1863667,00.html}; washingtonpost.com, 12/4/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/03/AR2008120301887.html}; Rolling Stone, no 1068/1069, 12/25/2008-1/8/2009; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Odietus, Matthew, punk guitarist, d. 6/28/2008 in Virginia Beach, VA; b. in Virginia Beach, VA. BLABBERMOUTH.NET, 6/30/2008 {http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.Net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=99980}.

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  • Okosun, Sonny, Nigerian singer, bandleader, songwriter, producer, and preacher, d. 5/24/2008 in Washington, DC at 61; b. 1/1/1947 in Enugu. Independent online, 6/24/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sonny-okosun-leading-figure-in-nigerian-music-852863.html}.
    a.k.a. Sonny Okosuns; b. in Benin City. New York Times online, 6/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/arts/music/25okosuns.html}.

  • Opthof, Cornelius, Canadian baritone, d. 1/16/2008 in Toronto, Ontario at 78; b. 2/10/1930 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. globeandmail.com, 1/23/2009 {http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090123.OBOPTHOF23/TPStory/}.

  • Orszaczky, Jackie, jazz bassist and bandleader, d. 2/4/2008 in Sydney, Australia at 59. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Osnes, John, jazz pianist, d. 11/24/2008 in Hollywood, CA at 55. Los Angeles Times online, 11/27/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jassy27-2008nov27,0,940420.story}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Otis, Clyde, songwriter and record producer, d. 1/8/2008 in Englewood, NJ at 83; b. in Prentice, MS. Reuters.com, 1/10/2008 {http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS171846+10-Jan-2008+BW20080110}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.
    b. 1924. Times Online, 1/15/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3186484.ece}; New York Times On the Web, 1/18/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/18/arts/music/18otis.html}.

  • Ottaviano, Charles, jazz nightclub owner, d. 11/17/2008 in Northridge, CA at 66; b. 1/3/1942 in Batavia, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 11/22/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings22-2008nov22,0,366942.story}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Owens, Calvin, blues and jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer, d. 2/21/2008 in Houston, TX at 78; b. 4/23/1929 in Houston, TX. chron.com, 2/21/2008 {http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/5556752.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Page, Anita, actress in silents and movie musicals, d. 9/6/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 98; b. Anita Evelyn Pomares 8/4/1910 in Queens, NY. washingtonpost.com, 9/8/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/07/AR2008090700619.html}.

  • Palacio, Andy, Belizean singer and guitarist, d. 1/19/2008 in Belize City at 47; b. Andy Vivien Palacio 12/2/1960 in Barranco. Los Angeles Times online, 1/22/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-palacio22jan22,1,7874879.story}.

  • Palmer, Earl, R&B drummer, d. 9/19/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 84. Reuters online, 9/19/2008 {http://www.reuters.com/article/mediaNews/idUSN1942415620080920}; BBC NEWS online, 9/20/2008 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7627400.stm}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.
    b. 1924 in New Orleans, LA. New York Times online, 9/22/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/arts/music/22palmer.html}.
    d. at 83. Rolling Stone, no. 1063, 10/16/2008.

  • Parcells, Maria Teresa, pianist, violist, and piano teacher, d. 2/20/2008 in Baltimore, MD at 88; b. in Chicago, IL. washingtonpost.com, 3/2/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/01/AR2008030101637_2.html}.

  • Parghel, Anca, jazz vocalist, d. 12/5/2008 in Bucharest, Romania at 51. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Partridge, Rob, British music publicist, d. at 60; b. Robert John Partridge 6/2/1948. Billboard.biz, 11/26/2008 {http://billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i9417c5a4a703467decc5a3800facd9de}.

  • Paulsen, Gordon W., lawyer, organist, and music director, d. 12/20/2008 in Gwynedd, PA at 91; b. 9/14/1917 in Yonkers, NY. American Organist, v. 43 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Payne, Joseph, harpsichordist, church and concert organist, and choirmaster, d. 1/14/2008 in Mount Vernon, ME at 70; b. on the border of China and Mongolia. Boston.com, 2/8/2008 {http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2008/02/08/joseph_payne_70_hailed_as_musical_missionary_for_work_on_harpsichord_organ/}; Early Music America, v. 14 no. 1, Spring 2008; Harpsichord & Fortepiano, v. 12 no. 2, Spring 2008; American Organist, v. 43 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Peaceman, Matthew, scholar, historian, researcher, teacher, oboist, conductor, and composer, d. 9/3/2008; b. in Germany. Music & Vision, 9/4/2008 {http://www.mvdaily.com/articles/2008/09/peaceman.htm}.

  • Pearse, Sir John Melville, British guitar string manufacturer, also guitarist, record producer, author, TV personality, etc., d. 10/31/2008 in Germany; b. 1939. Breezy Ridge Instruments webpage, 10/31/2008 {http://www.jpstrings.com/}.
    d. at 69; b. John Melville-Pearse 9/12/1939 in Hook, near Goole. Telegraph.co.uk, 11/13/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/3448662/John-Pearse.html}; Classical Guitar Magazine, v. 27 no. 4, December 2008.
    d. 10/30/2008 in Besigheim, Germany. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Pečman, Rudolf, Czech musicologist, d. 12/16/2008; b. 4/1/1931. Hudbení Věda, v. 46 no. 1-2, 2009.

  • Pennario, Leonard, pianist, d. 6/27/2008 in La Jolla, CA at 83; b. 7/9/1924 in Buffalo, NY. New York Times online, 6/28/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/28/arts/music/28pennario.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.
    also composer; d. 6/28/2008. Independent online, 8/15/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/leonard-pennario-sensational-classical-pianist-897504.html}.

  • Peragallo, John Stephen Jr., organ builder and restorer, d. 9/12/2008 in Wayne, NJ at 76; b. 2/11/1932 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 9/22/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/arts/music/22peragallo.html}; American Organist, v. 42 no. 12, December 2008.

  • Perciful, Jack, jazz pianist and organist, d. 3/13/2008 in Olympia, WA at 82. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Pérez, Irván, décimas singer, d. 1/8/2008 in New Orleans, LA at 85; b. on Delacroix Island, LA. washingtonpost.com, 1/17/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/16/AR2008011603882.html}.

  • Perrin, Norman, jazz reeds player, d. ca. 12/28/2008 in Pensacola, FL at 85. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Persson, Gene, Broadway and film producer, d. 6/6/2008 in New York, NY at 74; b. in Los Angeles, CA. Variety online, 6/20/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117987838.html}.
    d. in Manhattan; b. Eugene Clair Persson 1/12/1934 in Long Beach, CA. New York Times online, 6/21/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/21/movies/21persson.html}.

  • Pevney, Joseph, television director, onetime singer, Broadway actor and director, d. 5/18/2008 in Palm Desert, CA at 96; b. 1911 in New York. STLtoday.com, 5/30/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_PEVNEY?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Phillips, Arte, choreographer, d. 11/12/2008 in Philadelphia, PA at 49; b. in Jackson, Heights, NY. Variety online, 11/21/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996299.html}.

  • Phillips, Utah, folksinger, storyteller, and railroad tramp, d. 5/23/2008 in Nevada City, CA at 73; b. Bruce Duncan Phillips 5/15/1935 in Cleveland, OH. Indybay, 5/24/2008 {http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/05/24/18502010.php}; globeandmail.com, 6/16/2008 {http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080616.OBPHILLIPS16/TPStory/}.
    U. Utah Phillips, also songwriter. New York Times online, 5/27/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/27/arts/music/27phillips.html}; washingtonpost.com, 5/30/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/29/AR2008052902087.html}.
    Bruce "Utah" Phillips. Los Angeles Times online, 5/28/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-phillips29-2008may29,0,6073174.story}.

  • Pillsbury, Donaldson, former board chairman, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, d. 2008. Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.

  • Pinte, Michel, French organist, d. 10/21/2008 in Malaga, Spain at 72; b. 7/21/1936 in Etrepagny, Eure, Normandy. American Organist, v. 43 no. 5, May 2009.

  • Podis, Eunice, pianist, d. 4/2008 at 86. CIM Notes, Summer 2008.

  • Pollock, Mary Josephine Moorer, organist, choir director, and piano teacher, d. 3/12/2008 in Charleston, SC at 94; b. 6/27/1913 in Charleston, SC. American Organist, v. 42 no. 8, August 2008.

  • Pomare, Eleo, dancer and choreographer, d. 8/8/2008 in Manhattan at 70; b. 10/20/1937 in Santa Marta, Colombia. New York Times online, 8/13/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/14/arts/dance/14pomare.html}.

  • Pomita, Joyoji, jazz trombonist, d. 4/17/2008 in San Francisco, CA at 57. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Popescu, Bob, jazz club owner, d. 1/5/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 77. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Pride, Glenn Edward, organist and music director, d. 2/26/2008 on St. Simons Island, GA at 57; b. in Nashville, TN. American Organist, v. 42 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Pruitt, Keith Douglas, composer and actor, d. 11/12/2008 in New York, NY at 47. Variety online, 11/21/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996345.html}.

  • Puerling, Gene, jazz arranger, composer, and bandleader, d. 3/26/2008 at 78. AllAboutJazz.com, 5/7/2008 {http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=29327}.
    also vocalist, d. 3/25/2008 in San Anselmo, CA. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Quigley, Jack, composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist, d. 12/14/2008 in Burbank, CA at 79; b. in Taunton, MA. Variety online, 12/30/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997836.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Quinn, Chris "The Mighty", rock d.j., d. 9/27/2008 in Cleveland?, OH at 59; b. Christopher J. Quinn in Youngstown, OH. cleveland.com, 9/29/2008 {http://www.cleveland.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2008/09/christopher_j_quinn.html}.

  • Radulescu, Horatiu, Romanian-French composer, d. 9/25/2008 in Paris; b. 1/7/1942 in Romania. Rue89, 9/26/2008 {http://www.rue89.com/droles-de-gammes/2008/09/26/horatiu-radulescu-le-plus-inoui-des-compositeurs-est-mort}; Times Online, 10/5/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4886771.ece}; Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 12, December 2008.

  • Ragab, Salah, jazz drummer, d. ca. 7/3/2008 in Cairo, Egypt at 72. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Raimondi, Gianni, Italian tenor, d. 10/19/2008 in Pianoro, near Bologna at 85; b. 1923. AFP via Google News, 10/25/2008 {http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iAoqAIiWFanxYgT6al-6bTOWOGVw}.
    b. in Bologna. STLtoday.com, 10/26/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_ITALY_OBIT_RAIMONDI?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. 4/13/1923. Independent online, 10/27/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/gianni-raimondi-tenor-who-sang-with-maria-callas-during-a-long-career-at-la-scala-974434.html}; Opera News, v. 73 no. 7, January 2009.
    b. 4/17/1923. Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Ramaker, Miriam, singer, voice teacher, founder of Indianapolis Opera, d. 10/5/2008 at 87. Opera America, Winter 2008.

  • Rambo, Joyce "Dottie", gospel singer and songwriter, d. 5/11/2008 near Mount Vernon, MO at 74. STLtoday.com, 5/11/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_RAMBO?SITE=MOSTP}; Yahoo!News, 5/12/2008 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080512/ap_on_re_us/deaths_1}.
    b. Joyce Reba Luttrell in Anton, KY. New York Times online, 5/14/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/14/arts/music/14rambo.html}.
    also guitarist. Independent online, 5/14/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dottie-rambo-charismatic-gospel-singer-827659.html}.

  • Ramsey, David, organist, music director, conductor, and professor, d. 1/17/2008 in Memphis, TN at 68. American Organist, v. 42 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Randall, Don, marketer of Fender guitars, d. 12/23/2008 in Santa Ana, CA at 91; b. 10/30/1917 in Kendrick, ID. STLtoday.com, 1/11/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_RANDALL?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Rasmussen, Mary, musicologist, d. 1/26/2008. AMS Newsletter, v. 38 no. 2, August 2008.

  • Rathburn, Eldon, Canadian film composer, d. 8/30/2008 in Ottawa, Ontario at 92; b. 4/21/1916 in Queenstown, New Brunswick. ottowacitizen.com, 9/3/2008 {http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/city/story.html?id=bc8cdb27-057f-46dd-bcda-fd5211b4072f}.

  • Reader, David, cellist, d. 5/12/2008 in Augusta, GA at 26. Strad, v. 119, no. 1419, July 2008.

  • Reaney, Gilbert, British musicologist, d. 3/22/2008 in Reading; b. 1/11/1924 in Sheffield. AMS Newsletter, v. 38 no. 2, August 2008; Musica Disciplina, v. 53, 2003-2008.

  • Rebroff, Ivan, German singer, d. 2/28?/2008 in Frankfurt at 76; b. Hans-Rolf Rippert 1931 in Berlin. Google News, 2/28/2008 {http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5idqBSbFSamREpUxaUAIFrduqEw3g}; Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 4, April 2008.
    d. 2/27/2008. Orchester, v. 56 no. 4, April 2008.

  • Reed, Jerry, country singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actor, d. 9/1/2008 in Nashville, TN at 71; b. in Atlanta, GA. CNN.com, 9/2/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/02/obit.reed.ap/index.html}; Pollstar online, 9/2/2008 {http://www.pollstar.com/news/viewnews.pl?NewsID=11138}; baltimoresun.com, 9/3/2008 {http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/news/bal-lifestyle-reed0902,0,5060423.story}.
    d. 8/31/2008 in Brentwood, TN; b. Jerry Reed Hubbard 3/20/1937. tennessean.com, 9/2/2008 {http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080902/TUNEIN/80902039}; National Ledger online, 9/2/2008 {http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_272622471.shtml}; Great American Country online, 9/2/2008 {http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,3034,GAC_26063_5935738_,00.html}; Classical Guitar Magazine, v. 27 no. 4, December 2008.

  • Reed, Norman, luthier and teacher, d. 5/4/2008 at 54. Classical Guitar, v. 26 no. 12, August 2008.

  • Reed, Ray, jazz saxophonist, d. 4/30/2008 in Northridge, CA at 65. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Reed, Robert, a.k.a. Syke Dyke, go-go keyboardist, d. 4/13/2008 in Arlington, VA at 60; b. in Newport News, VA. New York Times On the Web, 4/19/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/19/arts/music/19reed.html}.

  • Reedus, Tony, jazz drummer, d. 11/16/2008 in Queens, NY at 49. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Reichenbach, Bill Sr., jazz drummer, d. 5/16/2008 in Hollywood, CA. People vs. Dr. Chilledair, 5/17/2008 {http://people-vs-drchilledair.blogspot.com/2008/05/another-sad-musical-passing.html}.
    William Frank Reichenbach Sr., d. at 84; b. in Washington, DC. washingtonpost.com, 6/15/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/14/AR2008061401727.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Reid, Cornelius L., pioneer of vocal pedagogy, d. 2/3/2008 in New York, NY; b. 2/7/1911 in Jersey City, NJ. Opera News Online, v. 72 no. 11, May 2008 {http://www.metoperafamily.org/operanews/issue/article.aspx?id=4900&issueID=301}.

  • Reid, Irene, jazz singer, bandleader, and actress, d. 1/5/2008 in the Bronx at 77; b. 9/23/1930 in Savannah, GA. New York Times On the Web, 1/12/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/12/arts/12reid.html}.
    d. 1/4/2008 in Newark, NJ. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 3, March 2008.
    d. 1/4/2008 in New York, NY. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Reiner, Estelle, singer, artist, actress, mother of Rob Reiner and wife of Carl Reiner, d. 10/25/2008 at 94. Los Angeles Times online, 10/29/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-reiner29-2008oct29,0,1727038.story}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.
    d. in Beverly Hills, CA. CNN.com, 10/30/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/30/obit.reiner.ap/index.html}.
    b. Estelle Lebost 6/5/1914 in the Bronx. New York Times online, 10/29/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/movies/30reiner.html}.

  • Reitz, Rosetta, feminist jazz historian and publisher, d. 11/1/2008 in Manhattan at 84; b. Rosetta Goldman 9/28/1924 in Utica, NY. New York Times online, 11/14/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/arts/music/15reitz.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 11/24/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings24-2008nov24,0,1939810.story}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Reno, Jack, country singer and radio host, d. 11/1/2008 in Florence, KY at 72; b. in Bloomfield, IA. nky.com, 11/4/2008 {http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20081104/NEWS0104/811040363/-1/obits}; WZTV online, 11/11/2008 {http://www.wztv.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.ky/3516b31e-www.fox17.com.shtml}.

  • Rescigno, Nicola, conductor, co-founder of two opera companies, d. 8/4/2008 in Viterbo, Italy at 92; b. in New York, NY. washingtonpost.com, 8/7/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/06/AR2008080603966.html}; Opera America, Fall 2008.
    b. 5/8/1916. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008.
    b. 5/28/1916. Opera News, v. 73 no. 4, October 2008.

  • Reynolds, Jody, rockabilly singer and songwriter, d. 11/7/2008 in Palm Desert, CA at 75; b. Ralph Joseph Reynolds 12/3/1932 in Denver, CO. Los Angeles Times online, 11/14/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-reynolds14-2008nov14,0,3704687.story}; CNN.com, 11/18/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/18/obit.reynolds.ap/index.html}; Spinner.com, 11/18/2008 {http://www.spinner.com/2008/11/18/death-rock-pioneer-jody-reynolds-dies/}; Rolling Stone, no. 1067, 12/11/2008.

  • Reynolds, Nick, folk singer and guitarist, founding member of the Kingston Trio, d. 10/1/2008 in San Diego, CA at 75; b. Nicholas Wells Reynolds in San Diego, CA. New York Times online, 10/2/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/03/arts/music/03reynolds.html}.
    b. 7/27/1933. washingtonpost.com, 10/3/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/02/AR2008100203728.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 10/3/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-reynolds3-2008oct03,0,6426162.story}.

  • Richardson, Don, jazz tenor saxophonist, arranger, and bandleader, d. 3/6/2008 in Wellington, New Zealand at 80. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Richardson, William, jazz drummer, d. 6/3/2008 in Dallas, TX at 63. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Richner, Thomas, organist, pianist, educator, and composer, d. 7/11/2008 in Worcester, MA at 96; b. 11/4/1911 in Point Marion, PA. American Organist, v. 42 no. 10, October 2008.

  • Rippey, Tom, jazz producer, d. 3/11/2008 in Washington at 77. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Ritter, Phyllida, British opera administrator, d. 12/25/2008 in London at 49; b. 5/22/1959. Opera, v. 60 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Robinson, Gail, soprano and teacher, 10/19/2008 in Lexington, KY at 62; b. 8/7/1946 in Jackson, TN. New York Times online, 10/21/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/21/arts/music/21robinson.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009; Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 12, December 2008; Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.
    b. in Meridian, MS. Opera News, v. 73 no. 7, January 2009.
    also professor of voice. Opera America, Winter 2008.

  • Robinson, LaVaughn, tap dance virtuoso and teacher, d. 1/22/2008 in Philadelphia, PA at 80; b. 2/9/1927 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times On the Web, 2/6/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/06/arts/dance/06robinson.html}.

  • Rocchi, Manlio, Italian tenor and voice teacher, d. 8/29/2008 in Olevano Romano (near Rome) at 75; b. 11/29/1932 in Olevano Romano. Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Rodgers, Dick (Richard L.), folklorist and folk musician, d. 5/6/2008 in Laurel, MD at 70; b. in Youngstown, OH. washingtonpost.com, 6/2/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/01/AR2008060102242.html}.

  • Rodríguez, Manuel, Spanish luthier, d. 12/25/2008 in Madrid; b. 1926 in Madrid. Classical Guitar, v. 27 no. 6, February 2009.

  • Rogers, Anita T. "Chiquita", pianist, music teacher, and arts supporter, d. 3/23/2008 in Sun City Center, FL at 95. STLtoday.com, 3/30/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/2E78AA9240714C328625741C000A26D9?OpenDocument}.

  • Rogers, Bonnie, viol player, also recorder, crumhorn, and rackett, d. 5/18/2008 in Needham, MA at 64; b. 1943. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 45 no. 1, June 2008.

  • Rojas, Nico, Cuban jazz guitarist and songwriter, d. 11/22/2008 in Havana; b. José Antonio Rojas Beoto 8/3/1921 in Havana. Independent online, 12/3/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/nico-rojas-guitarist-and-composer-whomixed-cuban-rhythms-with-jazz-1048762.html}.

  • Roloff, Elisabeth, German organist and teacher, d. 12/14/2008 in Bielefeld at 71; b. 1937 in Bielefeld. American Organist, v. 43 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Romano, Joe, jazz saxophonist, d. 11/26/2008 in Rochester, NY at 76. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Roosevelt, J. Willard, composer and professor, d. 2008. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009.

  • Rosenman, Leonard, Oscar-winning film composer, d. 3/4/2008 in Woodland Hills, CA at 83; b. in Brooklyn, NY. Variety online, 3/4/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117981821.html}; STLtoday.com, 3/5/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_ROSENMAN?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. 9/7/1924. New York Times On the Web, 3/6/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/06/arts/06rosenman.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 3/5/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-rosenman5mar05,1,6663123.story}.

  • Rothwell, Evelyn, a.k.a. Lady Barbirolli, British oboist, widow of Sir John Barbirolli, d. 1/25/2008 at 97; b. 1/24/1911 in Wallingford-on-Thames, Berkshire. Telegraph.co.uk, 1/28/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/26/db2601.xml}.

  • Roza, Lita, British singer, d. 8/14/2008 in London; b. Lilian Patricia Roza 3/14/1926 in Liverpool. Independent online, 8/15/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/lita-roza-sultry-interpreter-of-romantic-ballads-nevertheless-best-known-for-how-much-is-that-doggie-in-the-window-897505.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Ruddy, William H. Jr., jazz guitarist, d. 3/14/2008 in Milwaukee, WI at 86. JS Online, 3/18/2008 {http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=729801}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Russell, George H., jazz guitarist, d. 7/19/2008 in Laguna Beach, CA at 89. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Russell, Mary Landon, organist and professor of piano, d. 11/20/2008 in Montoursville, PA at 95; b. 7/8/1913 in Williamsport, PA. American Organist, v. 43 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Russo, Mary Ann, jazz vocalist, d. 9/22/2008 in Perrysburg, OH at 75. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Rutsey, John, Canadian rock drummer, d. 5/11/2008 at 55. Rush is a Band, 5/13/2008 {http://www.rushisaband.com/display.php?id=1482}; AOL.com, 5/14/2008 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/music-news-story/ar/_a/john-rutsey-rushs-first-drummer-dies/20080514121909990001}.

  • Rymann, Ruedi, Swiss yodeler, sportsman, and farmer, d. 9/10/2008 in Giswil; b. 1/31/1933 in Sarnen. Independent online, 10/6/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ruedi-rymann-yodelling-star-and-cultural-icon-who-sang-switzerlands-greatest-hit-952497.html}; New York Times online, 10/7/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/arts/music/07rymann.html}.

  • Saffiotti, Paola Amman, pianist and administrator, d. 9/5/2008 in Bethesda, MD at 83; b. in Milan, Italy. washingtonpost.com, 9/7/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/06/AR2008090602808.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009.

  • Salen, "Tuff" Jeff, punk guitarist and bandleader, d. 1/26/2008 at 55. BLABBERMOUTH.NET, 1/30/2008 {http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=89628}.

  • Salim, Yusuf, jazz pianist, d. 7/31/2008 in Durham, NC at 79. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Salvador, Henri, French popular singer, d. 2/13/2008 in Paris at 90; b. 7/18/1917 in French Guiana. STLtoday.com, 2/13/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_SALVADOR?SITE=MOSTP}; BBC NEWS online, 2/13/2008 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7243477.stm}.
    also songwriter, dancer, pantomime artist, and television personality; b. Henri Gabriel Salvador in Cayenne, French Guiana. washingtonpost.com, 2/14/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/13/AR2008021303199.html}.
    also guitarist. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Sampson, Tommy, jazz bandleader, vocalist, and cornetist, d. 10/21/2008 in Scotland at 90. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Samuel, Gerhard, conductor and composer, d. 3/25/2008 in Seattle, WA at 83; b. in Bonn, Germany. seattletimes.com, 3/27/2008 {http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=samuelobit27&date=20080327}.

  • Sanderson, Nick (Nicholas Robert), British punk rock singer, d. 6/8/2008 in London; b. 4/22/1961 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Independent Online, 6/18/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/nick-sanderson-singer-with-art-rockers-earl-brutus-849176.html}.

  • Sarbu, Ion, philosophy professor, amateur violinist, and music historian, d. 10/15/2008 in London; b. Margaret Campbell Ion Sarbu 6/30/2008 in Candesti-Deal, Romania. Independent online, 11/17/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ion-sarbu-philosopher-and-music-scholar-1021789.html}.

  • Sarnoff, Dorothy, image consultant, actress and singer in opera and on Broadway, d. 12/20/2008 in Manhattan at 94; b. in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 12/27/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/nyregion/28sarnoff.html}.
    b. 5/25/1914. Opera News, v. 73 no. 10, April 2009.

  • Saunders, Merl, rock keyboardist, d. 10/24/2008 in San Francisco, CA at 74; b. in San Francisco, CA. SFGate, 10/25/2008 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/24/BAGK13NQGB.DTL}; Rolling Stone, no. 1066, 11/27/2008; Keyboard, v. 35 no. 1, January 2009; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.
    b. in San Mateo, CA. STLtoday.com, 10/26/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_MERL_SAUNDERS?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 10/29/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/arts/music/30saunders.html}.

  • Savada, Morton J., 78RPM record vendor, d. 2/11/2008 in Harrison, NY at 85; b. 1/7/1923 in Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 2/20/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/20/nyregion/20savada.html}.

  • Savage, Dudley, British organist, radio host, composer, and arranger, d. 11/25/2008 at 88; b. William Dudley Savage 3/20/1920 at Gulval, near Penzance. Telegraph.co.uk, 11/29/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/3534820/Dudley-Savage.html}.

  • Schaffner, John Thomas, jazz trumpeter, d. 1/13/2008 in Gulfport, MS at 78. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Schiano, Mario, jazz alto saxophonist, d. 5/10/2008 at 75. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Schiro, Henry, philanthropist, arts/music supporter, d. 8/25/2008 at 74; b. 1/27/1934 in San Jose, CA. MercuryNews.com, 8/26/2008 {http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10309158}.

  • Schoenfeld, Gerald, Broadway theater owner and producer, d. 11/25/2008 in Manhattan at 84; b. 9/22/1924 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 11/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/theater/26schoenfeld.html}; STLtoday, 11/26/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_SCHOENFELD?SITE=MOSTP}; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Schou, Johnny, rock bassist, d. 7/1/2008 in Fort Collins, CO at 22; b. 6/1986. ColoradoDaily.com, 8/12/2008 {http://www.coloradodaily.com/news/2008/aug/12/bassist-died-of-heroin-od-coroner-heroin-killed/}; coloradoan.com, 8/14/2008 {http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080814/NEWS01/808140364}.

  • Schroer, Oliver, Canadian fiddler and composer, d. 7/3/2008 in Toronto, Ontario. CTV.ca, 7/4/2008 {http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20080704/oliver_schroer_080704/20080704}.

  • Selby, Wesley T. Jr., organist, choir director, music minister, composer, and music professor, d. 7/3/2008 at 80. American Organist, v. 43 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Shadwick, Keith, jazz saxophonist and author, d. 7/28/2008 in London, England at 57. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Shearer, Aaron, guitar teacher, d. 4/21/2008; b. 1919. Classical Guitar, v. 26 no. 10, June 2008.
    d. in Winston-Salem, NC at 88; b. outside Anatone, WA. Classical Guitar, v. 26 no. 11, July 2008.
    b. 9/6/1919. Soundboard, v. 34 no. 3, 2008.

  • Sherman, Joseph, violinist, d. in Pennsylvania? at 62; b. in Russia. Strad, v. 119, no. 1422, October 2008.

  • Shikany, Joe, rock guitarist and bassist, d. 8/25/2008 near Spokane, WA; b. Joseph Michael Shikany 1/31/1950 in Spokane, WA. Seattle Times online, 8/25/2008 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008128729_shikanyobit21.html}.

  • Shneider, Natasha, rock singer and songwriter, d. 7/1/2008 in New York; b. in Moscow. Reuters online, 7/3/2008 {http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN0340025620080703}.

  • Shorter, Andy, jazz drummer, d. 6/1/2008 in Montreal, Quebec at 66. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Sibley, David, jazz bassist, d. 9/17/2008 in Columbus, OH at 74. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Siebert, Mary D., organist, pianist, and librarian, d. 8/11/2008 in Peoria, IL at 80; b. 6/30/1928 in Johnstown, PA. American Organist, v. 43 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Silberstein, Jascha, cellist, d. 2008. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009.
    d. 11/21/2008 in Hot Springs, AR; b. 4/21/1934 in Stettin, Germany. Opera News, v. 73 no. 10, April 2009.

  • Simic, Goran, German bass, d. late 11/2008 at 55; b. in Belgrade. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 1, January 2009.
    Goran Simić, Serbian bass, d. 11/24/2008 in Vienna; b. 10/14/1953. Opera, v. 60 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Singh, Ishmeet, Indian TV singing contest winner, d. 7/29/2008 in Maldives at 20; b. in Ludhiana, Punjab. Reuters India online, 7/30/2008 {http://in.reuters.com/article/bollywoodNews/idINIndia-34743120080730}.

  • Skalická, Marie, Czech musicologist, d. 5/20/2008; b. 4/13/1932. Hudební věda, v. 45 no. 3-4, 2008.

  • Skatula, Kathryn Ann, actress, singer, pianist, composer, and voice teacher, d. 7/21/2008 in Valley Village, CA at 54; b. 6/11/1954 in Tacoma, WA. Los Angeles Times online, 8/23/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/latimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=116198654}.

  • Sloan, Irene, opera critic and magazine editor, d. 5/20/2008 in Woodland Hills, CA; b. 9/19/1942 in Los Angeles, CA. Opera News, v. 73 no. 2, August 2008.

  • Slobodyanik, Alexander, pianist, d. 8/10/2008 in New Jersey at 65; b. in Ukraine. New York Times online, 8/12/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/13/arts/music/13slobodyanik.html}.

  • Slyde, Jimmy, tap dancer, d. 5/16/2008 in Hanson, MA at 80; b. James Titus Godbolt 1927 in Atlanta, GA. New York Times online, 5/17/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/17/arts/dance/17slyde.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Smakula, Peter H., folk musician and music store owner, d. 9/23/2008 in Cleveland, OH at 71; b. in Germany. cleveland.com, 9/30/2008 {http://www.cleveland.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2008/09/peter_h_smakula_owner_of_goose.html}.

  • Smith, Barron, organist and teacher, d. 9/1/2008 in San Carlos, CA at 81; b. 1927 in Florida. American Organist, v. 42 no. 12, December 2008.

  • Smith, Charles, percussionist, d. 6/29/2008 at 88; b. 6/30/1919 in Newark, NJ. PAS.org, 2008 {http://www.pas.org/News/InMemoriam.cfm}.

  • Smith, Keith John, English jazz trumpeter, d. 1/4/2008 in London; b. 3/19/1940 in Isleworth, Middlesex. Independent Online Edition, 2/9/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/keith-smith-hardheaded-trumpeter-780245.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008; Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Smith, Michael P., jazz photographer, d. 9/26/2008 in New Orleans, LA at 71. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Smith, Mike, British rock singer, keyboardist, and songwriter, d. 2/28/2008 outside London at 64. MSNBC, 2/28/2008 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23395584/}; Rolling Stone online, 2/28/2008 {http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/02/28/breaking-dave-clark-five-singer-mike-smith-dies-on-eve-of-rock-hall-induction/}; AOL.com, 2/29/2008 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/music-news-story/ar/_a/dave-clark-five-singer-dies/20080228180109990001?cid=918}; Rolling Stone, no. 1048, 3/20/2008.
    b. Michael George Smith 1943 in Edmonton. New York Times On the Web, 2/29/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/arts/music/29smith.html}.
    b. 12/6/1943. Times Online, 3/1/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3460642.ece}.

  • Smith, Norman "Hurricane", British sound engineer, record producer, and singer, d. 3/3/2008 at 85. WhatGoesOn.com, 3/4/2008 {http://www.whatgoeson.com/blog/the-beatles/200803041949/norman-hurricane-smith-passes-away-at-85.html}.
    d. 3/4/2008 in East Sussex; b. Norman A. Smith 2/22/1923. New York Times On the Web, 3/7/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/07/arts/music/07smith.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1049, 4/3/2008.
    also songwriter; b. in London. Independent Online Edition, 3/7/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/norman-smith-engineer-for-the-beatles-producer-for-pink-floyd-and-briefly-a-pop-star-792727.html}; Times Online, 3/7/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3506322.ece}.
    also drummer and vibes player, d. 3/4/2008. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Smith, Ryan, tenor, d. 11/12/2008 in Chicago, IL; b. 12/15/1976 in Los Angeles, CA. Opera News, v. 73 no. 8, February 2009.

  • Sommer, Suki, music librarian, d. 3/4/2008 in New York, NY; b. 1935. Michael Ochs on MLA-L, 3/4/2008.
    Susan T. Sommer. AMS Newsletter, v. 38 no. 2, August 2008.
    b. 1/7/1935. Fontes Artis Musicae, v. 55 no. 2, April-June 2008.

  • Sopkin, George, cellist, d. 10/28/2008 at 94; b. 4/3/1914. Kneisel Hall website, 10/31?/2008 {http://www.kneisel.org/sopkin.htm}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009.

  • Spence, Lew, songwriter, singer, and pianist, d. 1/9/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 87; b. 6/29/1920 in Cedarhurst, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 1/20/2008 {http://articles.latimes.com/2008/01/20/metro/me-spence20}; New York Times On the Web, 1/22/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/arts/22spence.html}.
    also bandleader. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Spiller, Ljerko, violinist, d. 2008? in Buenos Aires? at 100; b. 7/21/1908 in Crikvenica, Croatia. Strad, v. 120, no. 1426, February 2009.

  • Spofforth, Pamela, British violin teacher, d. 12/2008 at 84; b. in Surrey?. Strad, v. 120, no. 1427, March 2009.

  • Stafford, Jo, jazz singer, d. 7/16/2008. Personal email from Tim Weston (son) 7/16/2008, forwarded to alt.obituaries 7/17/2008 by Janice; About Last Night blog, 7/17/2008 {http://www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight/2008/07/tt_jo_stafford_rip.html}.
    d. at 90; b. Jo Elizabeth Stafford 11/12/1917 in Coalinga, CA. Telegraph.co.uk, 7/18/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2306332/Jo-Stafford.html}; New York Sun online, 7/18/2008 {http://www.nysun.com/obituaries/jo-stafford-90-singer-of-swing-standards/82157/}.
    d. in Century City, CA. washingtonpost.com, 7/18/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/17/AR2008071701955.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/18/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-stafford18-2008jul18,0,5487939.story}; CNN.com, 7/18/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/18/obit.stafford.ap/index.html}; New York Times online, 7/19/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/19/arts/music/19stafford.html}; Independent online, 7/19/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jo-stafford-multimillionselling-hit-singer-who-with-you-belong-to-me-was-the-first-woman-to-top-the-uk-charts-871773.html}.
    Josephine Elizabeth Stafford, d. 7/13/2008. guardian.co.uk, 7/19/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/jul/19/obituaries.culture}.
    a.k.a. Darlene Edwards. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Staszak, Ray, jazz clarinetist, d. 1/2/2008 in Chicago, IL at 97. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Steadman, Evan, British entrepreneur and impresario, d. 5/30/2008 at 69; b. Robert Evan Steadman 8/17/1938 in London. Telegraph.co.uk, 6/5/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2076292/Evan-Steadman.html}.

  • Stein, Hal, jazz saxophonist, d. 4/27/2008 in Oakland, CA at 79. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Stein, Horst, German conductor, d. 7/27/2008 at 80; b. 5/2/1928 in Elberfeld. Telegraph.co.uk, 8/11/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2541858/Horst-Stein.html}.
    d. in Vandoevres. Orchester, v. 56 no. 9, September 2008; Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Steinway, Henry Ziegler, piano maker, d. 9/18/2008 in Manhattan at 93; b. 8/23/1915 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 9/19/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/19/arts/music/19steinway.html}; CBCnews.ca, 9/19/2008 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/09/19/steinway-dies.html}; Telegraph.co.uk, 11/5/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/3387171/Henry-Z-Steinway.html}.

  • Stephens, William J. (Bill), organist, choirmaster, music teacher, and organbuilder, d. 12/19/2008 in Lawrence, KS at 84; b. 6/28/1924 in Jacksonville, TX. American Organist, v. 43 no. 5, May 2009.

  • Stewart, John, singer and songwriter, d. 1/19/2008 in San Diego, CA at 68. AOL.com, 1/20/2008 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/music-news-story/ar/_a/daydream-believer-songwriter-dies/20080120101809990001}.
    John Coburn Stewart; b. 9/5/1939 in San Diego, CA. Independent Online Edition, 1/21/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-stewart-maverick-singersongwriter-771412.html}.

  • Stewart, Shakir, music publishing executive, d. 11/1/2008 in Marietta, GA at 34; b. in Oakland, CA. ajc.com, 11/2/2008 {http://www.ajc.com/search/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2008/11/02/stewart_1103_web.html}; CNN.com, 11/3/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/03/defjam.suicide.ap/index.html}; Billboard, 11/15/2008.

  • Stodelle, Ernestine, modern dancer and author, d. 1/5/2008 in Santa Barbara, CA at 95; b. Ernestine Henoch in Oakland, CA. New York Times On the Web, 1/9/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/09/arts/09stodelle.html}.

  • Stokes, Sammy, British jazz bassist, clarinetist, and teacher of classical guitar, d. 9/26/2008 in Gosport (Hants); b. Albert George William Henry Stokes 7/14/1917 in Gosport. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Stone, Alan, singer, chorister, vocal coach, founder and artistic director of Chicago Opera Theater, d. 7/9/2008 in Lincoln Park, IL at 79; b. 1929. chicagotribune.com, 7/11/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/reviews/critics/chi-hed-stone-11jul11,0,1669796.story}; Opera America, Fall 2008.
    b. in Chicago, IL. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008.
    b. 4/28/1929. Opera News, v. 73 no. 4, October 2008.

  • Stone, Dorothy Ann, avant-garde composer and flute virtuoso, d. 3/7/2008 in Green Valley, CA at 49; b. 6/7/1958 in Kingston, NY. latimes.com, 3/14/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-stone14mar14,1,3276981.story}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.

  • Straus, John, music supporter, d. Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 4, July/August 2008.

  • Stubbs, Levi, Motown singer, d. 10/17/2008 in Detroit, MI at 72; b. 1936. STLtoday.com, 10/17/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_STUBBS?SITE=MOSTP}; Uncut.co.uk, 10/20/2008 {http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/four_tops/news/12323}; Rolling Stone, no. 1065, 11/13/2008.
    b. in Detroit, MI. CNN.com, 10/17/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/17/obit.stubbs.ap/index.html}.
    b. Levi Stubbles 6/6/1936. New York Times online, 10/17/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/18/arts/music/18stubbs.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 10/18/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-stubbs18-2008oct18,0,800342.story}; Oldies Music, 10/20?/2008 {http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm}; Independent online, 10/20/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/levi-stubbs-lead-singer-of-the-four-tops-whose-powerful-vocals-helped-define-the-motown-sound-966948.html}.
    Levi Stubbs Jr.. Billboard, 11/8/2008.

  • Stuer, Eric, jazz drummer, d. 6/15/2008 in Shreveport, LA at 55. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.
    Eric "Stu" Stuer, d. 6/6/2008. PAS.org, 2008 {http://www.pas.org/News/InMemoriam.cfm}.

  • Sudhalter, Richard Merrill, jazz trumpeter, historian, critic, concert producer, and bandleader, d. 9/19/2008 in Manhattan at 69; b. 12/28/1938 in Boston, MA. New York Times online, 9/20/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/20/arts/music/20sudhalter.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 1, January/February 2009; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.
    also cornetist. washingtonpost.com, 9/20/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/19/AR2008091903832.html}; Jazz.com, 9/28/2008 {http://www.jazz.com/jazz-blog/2008/9/28/richard-sudhalter}.
    Dick Sudhalter, d. 9/18/2008. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Sumac, Yma, Peruvian popular singer and actress, d. 11/1/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 86; b. Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo 9/13/1922 in Cajamarca. CNN.com, 11/3/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/03/obit.sumac.ap/index.html}.
    d. in Silver Lake, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 11/3/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-sumac3-2008nov03,0,7825319.story}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.
    b. in the Andes. New York Times online, 11/4/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/arts/music/04sumac.html}.

  • Sutton, Frances Delyle Weller, organist, teacher of piano and organ, and violinist, d. 6/1/2008 in Sanford, NC at 95; b. 10/3/1912. American Organist, v. 43 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Svendsen, Otte, Danish tenor, d. at 89. Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 8, August 2008.

  • Svensson, Esbjorn, Swedish jazz pianist and bandleader, d. 6/14/2008 near Stockholm at 44. AOL.com, 6/16/2008 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/music-news-story/ar/_a/jazz-star-svensson-dies-in-diving-mishap/20080616120809990002}.
    b. 4/14/1964 in Vasteras. New York Times online, 6/17/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/17/arts/music/17svensson.html}.
    Esbjörn Svensson; b. in Västeras. Independent online, 6/17/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/esbjorn-svensson-pianist-whose-group-est-attracted-new-audiences-to-jazz-848523.html}.
    d. in Stockholm. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Swedish, Mary Rose, jazz vocalist, d. 9/7/2008 in Milwaukee, WI at 90. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Symonds, Nelson Fredrick, Canadian jazz guitarist, d. 10/11/2008 in Montreal, Quebec at 75; b. 9/24/1933 in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. Montreal Gazette online, 10/16/2008 {http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=8e1b6db2-13a3-45f2-b0af-3825964e73ee}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Tadeo, Giorgio, Italian bass, d. 2/1/2008 in Milan at 78; b. 10/2/1929 in Verona. Opera, v. 59 no. 6, June 2008.

  • Takahashi, Tatsuya, Japanese jazz tenor saxophonist and bandleader, d. 2/29/2008 in Tokyo at 76. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Tal, Josef, Israeli composer, pianist, and electronic musician, d. 8/25/2008 in Jerusalem at 97; b. 1910 in Posen, Poland. Spiegel Online, 8/25/2008 {http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/0,1518,574238,00.html}; Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 11, November 2008.

  • Tam, Frankie, jazz guitarist, d. 8/19/2008 in Washington, DC at 93. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.
    d. 8/10/2008. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Tavira, Angel, Mexican one-handed folk violinist, d. 6/30/2008 in Mexico City at 84; b. 7/3/1924 in Corralfalso, Guerrero. The Canadian Press via Google News, 6/30/2008 {http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gLD5suGaK3nl0HS1pTGsmqrQAN8g}; STLtoday.com, 7/1/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_TAVIRA?SITE=MOSTP}; Strad, v. 119, no. 1420, August 2008.
    Ángel Tavira Maldonado, also composer, d. at 83. Los Angeles Times online, 7/5/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-tavira5-2008jul05,0,1223458.story}.
    b. in Corral Falso. Independent online, 7/7/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/angel-tavira-onehanded-fiddler-in-the-violin-861292.html}.

  • Teicher, Lou, pianist, d. 8/3/2008 at 83. WFMU's Beware of the Blog, 8/4/2008 {http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2008/08/heavenly-sounds.html}.
    Louis Milton Teicher, d. in Highlands, NC; b. 8/24/1924 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. New York Times online, 8/6/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/06/arts/music/06teicher.html}.

  • Temple, Nat, British jazz clarinetist and bandleader, d. 5/30/2008 at 94; b. Nathan Temple 7/18/1913 in Tower Hamlets, London. Telegraph.co.uk, 6/4/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2076382/Nat-Temple.html}.
    d. in London. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008; Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 9, September 2008.

  • Terkel, Studs, author, radio personality, interviewer, d.j., and actor, d. 10/31/2008 in Chicago, IL at 96; b. 5/16/1912 in the Bronx. New York Times online, 10/31/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/01/books/01terkel.html}.
    d. 10/3/2008 [sic]. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Terry, Mike, Motown saxophonist, d. 10/30/2008 at 68; b. Andrew Alexander Terry 7/1940 near Houston, TX. guardian.co.uk, 12/1/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/dec/01/mike-terry-obituary}.
    Andrew "Mike" Terry. Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • Thal, Marguerite, organist, teacher, music minister, d. 12/5/2008 in Sylvania, OH at 73; b. 1/27/1935 in Quinter, KS. American Organist, v. 43 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Thomas, Loretta, a.k.a. Loretta Whyte or Loretta White, jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and club owner, d. 5/8/2008 in Milwaukee, WI at 97; b. Loretta Estelle Simpson in St. Louis, MO. JS Online, 5/14/2008 {http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=751057}.

  • Thomas, Marjorie Gwendolen, British mezzo, d. 9/12/2008 at 85; b. 6/5/1923 in Sunderland. Times Online, 10/3/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4870019.ece}.

  • Timmerman-Carpio, Dietrech, singer and writer, d. 11/21/2008 in Los Angeles, CA; b. 12/5/1966 in Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 11/30/2008 {http://www.legacy.com/latimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=120779968}.

  • Timmins, Bob, addiction counselor to rock stars, d. 3/5/2008 in Marina del Rey, CA at 61. Rolling Stone, no. 1049, 4/3/2008.

  • Tobin, Candida, music teacher and pedagogue, d. 12/2008; b. 1/1926. Classical Guitar, v. 27 no. 8, April 2009.

  • Tocker, Mahinarangi, New Zealander singer-songwriter, d. 4/15/2008 in North Shore City, Auckland at 52. stuff.co.nz, 4/15/2008 {http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4481544a4500.html}.

  • Townsend, Erik Buck, tenor, opera director, conductor, and setbuilder, d. 9/9/2008 in Modesto, CA at 71; b. in Modesto, CA. Opera America, Winter 2008.

  • Tracy, Larry Lee, organist, d. 3/23/2008 in Ocala, FL at 68; b. in Pomeroy, OH. American Organist, v. 42 no. 8, August 2008.

  • Trammell, Bobby Lee, rockabilly musician turned politician, d. 2/20/2008 in Jonesboro, AR at 74. KAIT online, 2/21/2008 {http://www.kait8.com/Global/story.asp?S=7904110}.

  • Traum, Artie, folk and jazz guitarist and teacher, d. 7/20/2008 in Woodstock, NY at 65. New York Sun online, 7/22/2008 {http://www.nysun.com/obituaries/artie-traum-65-folk-guitarist-and-teacher/82381/}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.
    also songwriter and producer, d. in Bearsville, NY (near Woodstock); b. in the Bronx. New York Times online, 7/22/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/arts/music/22traum.html}.

  • Truettner, Edward F., viol player and cellist, d. 3/2/2008; b. 1952. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 45 no. 1, June 2008.

  • Truman, Margaret, a.k.a. Margaret Truman Daniel, singer, actress, writer, daughter of Harry Truman, d. 1/29/2008 in Chicago, IL at 83; b. Mary Margaret Truman 2/17/1924 in Independence, MO. STLtoday.com, 1/29/2008 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/nation/story/BC684B654A2F150A862573DF005C02FD?OpenDocument}; New York Times On the Web, 1/30/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/30/nyregion/30daniel.html}; Telegraph.co.uk, 2/4/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/01/db0102.xml}.
    d. in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 71 no. 10, April 2008.

  • Tucker, Bobby, jazz pianist, d. 4/12/2008 in Morristown, NJ; b. Robert Nathaniel Tucker Jnr 1/8/1923 in Morristown, NJ. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 7, July 2008; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Tucker, Ira B., gospel singer, d. 6/24/2008 in Philadelphia, PA at 83; b. 5/17/1925 in Spartanburg, SC. New York Times online, 6/26/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/26/arts/music/26tucker.html}.
    Ira Tucker Sr.. STLtoday.com, 6/26/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_TUCKER?SITE=MOSTP}.
    also bandleader. washingtonpost.com, 6/27/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/26/AR2008062603863.html}.
    also songwriter. Los Angeles Times online, 6/29/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-tucker29-2008jun29,0,6572117.story}.

  • Tunney, Polly Lauder, patron of the arts, including opera, d. 4/12/2008 in Stamford, CT; b. 4/24/1907 in Greenwich, CT. Opera News, v. 73 no. 1, July 2008.

  • Turner, Joe "Big Joe", jazz bassist and guitarist, d. in Gulfport, FL at 63. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Urso, Phil, jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, and pianist, d. 4/7/2008 in Morrison, CO at 82; b. 10/2/1925 in Jersey City, NJ. Rocky Mountain News online, 4/9/2008 {http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/apr/09/sax-player-jazz-great-phil-urso-was-all-music/}.
    d. 4/17/2008 [sic]. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 6, June 2008.
    Phil Urson [sic], jazz reeds player, d. in Denver, CO. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Utzon, Joern, Danish architect, designer of Sydney Opera House, d. 11/29/2008 in Copenhagen at 90; b. 4/9/1918 in Copenhagen. STLtoday.com, 11/29/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_DENMARK_OBIT_UTZON?SITE=MOSTP}; Los Angeles Times online, 11/30/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-utzon30-2008nov30,0,6278913.story}.
    Jorn Utzon; b. in Aalborg. New York Times online, 11/29/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/arts/design/30utzon.html}. Jorn Utzon. BBC NEWS online, 11/29/2008 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7757042.stm}.
    Jørn Utzon. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Vajda, Jaroslav (Jary) Jan, hymn text writer and translator, d. 5/10/2008 in Webster Groves, MO at 89. American Organist, v. 42 no. 8, August 2008.

  • Valentine, Elmer Aaron, rock club owner, d. 12/3/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 85; b. 6/16/1923 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 12/9/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/arts/music/09valentine.html}.

  • Van Allan, Richard, British bass-baritone, d. 12/4/2008 in London at 73; b. Alan Jones in central England. STLtoday, 12/11/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_OBIT_VAN_ALLAN?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 12/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/arts/music/25vanallan.html}.
    b. 5/28/1935 in Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. Opera News, v. 73 no. 8, February 2009; Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Van Dormael, Pierre, Belgian jazz guitarist and composer, d. 9/3/2008 in Brussels at 56; b. 1952 in Brussels. Variety online, 9/4/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117991592.html}.
    Pierre Vandormael. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • van Kesteren, John, Dutch tenor, d. 7/11/2008 in Jupiter, FL at 87; b. 5/4/1921 in The Hague, Netherlands. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008; Opera News, v. 73 no. 4, October 2008.

  • Vartanyan, Ruben Zavenovich, Russian conductor, d. 5/7/2008; b. 6/3/1936 in Leningrad. Times Online, 7/2/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4251145.ece}.

  • Velimirović, Miloš, musicologist, d. 4/18/2008; b. 12/10/1922 in Belgrade, Serbia (then Yugoslavia). AMS Newsletter, v. 38 no. 2, August 2008.

  • Vincent, Edgar, manager/publicist for opera stars and other classical musicians, d. 6/26/2008 in New York, NY at 90. STLtoday.com, 6/30/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_VINCENT?SITE=MOSTP}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no. 5, September/October 2008.
    b. Edgar Vincent Julius Raffaelle Simone Pos 3/13/1918 in Hamburg, Germany. washingtonpost.com, 6/30/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/29/AR2008062902003.html}; Opera News, v. 73 no. 3, September 2008; Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008.
    d. in Manhattan. New York Times online, 7/1/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/arts/music/01vincent.html}.

  • Virizlay, Mihaly "Misi", cellist and composer, d. 10/13/2008 in Princeton, NJ at 76; b. in Budapest, Hungary. baltimoresun.com, 10/16/2008 {http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bal-md.ob.virizlay16oct16,0,6926480.story}.

  • von Bodisco, Dirk, German opera designer, d. 2008 in Putbus at 68. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 1, January 2009.

  • Voumard, Géo, Swizz jazz pianist, co-founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, d. 9/3/2008 in Geneva at 87; b. 12/2/1920 in Biel. New York Times online, 9/8/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/arts/music/05voumard.html}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Vukov, Vice, Croatian singer and member of parliament, d. 9/24/2008 at 72; b. 8/3/1936 in Sibenik on the Dalmatian coast. Times Online, 10/5/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4886751.ece}.

  • Wachs, Judith, early music singer, d. 10/2008 in Cambridge, MA. Early Music America, v. 15 no. 1, Spring 2009.

  • Wadsworth, Derek, British trombonist, composer, conductor, and arranger, d. 12/3/2008 in Aynho, Northamptonshire; b. 2/5/1939 in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire. Independent online, 12/30/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/derek-wadsworth-trombonist-and-campaigner-for-musicians-rights-1216260.html}.

  • Waisvisz, Michel, electronic musician, d. 6/18/2008 at 58. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Walden, Donald, jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and teacher, d. 4/6/2008 in Detroit, MI at 69; b. 7/1938 in St. Louis, MO. Freep.com, 4/9/2008 {http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008804090418}; JazzTimes.com, 4/14/2008 {http://www.jazztimes.com/columns_and_features/news/detail.cfm?article=11412}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Walker, Charlie, country d.j., honky-tonk performer, and Grand Ole Opry member, d. 9/12/2008 in Hendersonville, TN at 81; b. in Copeville, TX. USATODAY.com, 9/12/2008 {http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2008-09-12-charlie-walker-obit_N.htm}.

  • Walker, Hugh, jazz drummer, d. 1/15/2008 in Oklahoma City, OK at 65. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Wallace, Jerry, country singer, d. 5/5/2008 in Victorville, CA at 79. washingtonpost.com, 5/9/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/09/AR2008050902880.html}.
    b. 12/15/1928 in Kansas City, MO. New York Times online, 5/10/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/10/arts/music/10wallace.html}.
    a.k.a. Mr Smooth; b. in Guilford, MO. Independent online, 6/16/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jerry-wallace-mr-smooth-of-countrypop-847908.html}.

  • Waller, Mickey, jazz drummer, d. 4/29/2008 in England at 66. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008; Rolling Stone, no 1068/1069, 12/25/2008-1/8/2009.

  • Ward, Robert, jazz guitarist and vocalist, d. 12/25/2008 in Dry Branch, GA at 70. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Warren, Guy, jazz drummer, d. 12/22/2008 in Ghana at 85. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Warwick, Dee Dee, soul singer, niece of Cissy Houston, sister of Dionne Warwick, cousin of Whitney Houston, d. 10/18/2008 in Essex County, NJ at 63. CNN.com, 10/20/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/20/obit.dee.dee.warwick.ap/index.html}.
    b. in Newark, NJ. New York Times online, 10/21/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/21/arts/music/21warwick.html}.
    b. Delia Mae Warrick 9/25/1945 in Newark Heights, NJ. Independent online, 10/22/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dee-dee-warwick-singer-who-backed-her-sister-dionne-and-also-had-solo-chart-success-968562.html}.
    b. 9/24/1945. washingtonpost.com, 10/24/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/23/AR2008102303269.html}.

  • Washington, Paolo, Italian bass, d. 4/7/2008 in Florence at 75; b. in Florence. chicagotribune.com, 4/15/2008 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0415washington_obitapr15,0,7566904.story}.

  • Wasserman, Dale, screenwriter, playwright, and librettist, d. 12/21/2008 in Paradise Valley, AZ at 94; b. 11/2/1914 in Rhinelander, WI. New York Times online, 12/27/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/27/theater/27wasserman.html}.

  • Waters, Monty, jazz saxophonist, d. 12/23/2008 in Munich, Germany at 70. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Watkins, Donald H. "Don", bluegrass gospel guitarist and bandleader, d. 1/26/2008 in Dobson, NC; b. in Eastanollee, GA. independentmail.com, 1/27/2008 {http://www.independentmail.com/news/2008/jan/27/northeast-ga-bluegrass-legend-dies-66/}.

  • Watson, Aaron, jazz trumpeter, d. 3/30/2008 in Baltimore, MD at 20. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Weiss, Klaus, jazz drummer, d. 12/11/2008 in Germany at 65. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Weiss, Sam, jazz record publisher, d. 3/19/2008 in Boca Raton, FL at 81. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Welsch, Chauncey, jazz trombonist, d. 5/25/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 81. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.
    b. 5/13/1927 in New York, NY. ralphjungheim@gmail.com on rec.music.bluenote, 6/4/2008.

  • Wendo, Papa, Congolese rumba singer, d. 9/15?/2008 in Kinshasa at 82; b. Antoine Wendo Kolosoy in the Bandundu region. African Echo online, 9/19?/2008 {http://www.africanecho.co.uk/entertain3-sept19.shtml}.

  • West, Bobby, jazz bassist, d. 6/10/2008 at ca. 70. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Westenburg, Richard, choral conductor, organist, and music professor, d. 2/20/2008 in Norwalk, CT at 75; b. 4/26/1932 in Minneapolis, MN. New York Times On the Web, 2/21/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/21/arts/music/21westenburg.html}; Choral Journal, v. 48 no. 10, April 2008.
    Richard D. Westenburg. American Organist, v. 42 no. 5, May 2008.

  • Wexler, Jerry, R&B producer, originator of the term "Rhythm & Blues", d. 8/15/2008 in Sarasota, FL at 91; b. Gerald Wexler 1/10/1917 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 8/15/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/arts/music/16wexler.html}; CNN.com, 8/15/2008 {http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/15/jerry.wexler.ap/index.html}; msnbc, 8/15/2008 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26222328/}; STLtoday.com, 8/15/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_JERRY_WEXLER?SITE=MOSTP}; Variety online, 8/15/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990612.html}; guardian.co.uk, 8/18/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/aug/15/jerry.wexler}; Rolling Stone, no. 1060, 9/4/2008.
    d. 8/14/2008. telegraph.co.uk, 8/15/2008 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2566281/Jerry-Wexler.html}.
    b. in the Bronx. Los Angeles Times online, 8/16/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-wexler16-2008aug16,0,7686214.story}.
    d. in Siesta Key, FL. washingtonpost.com, 8/16/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/15/AR2008081502076.html}.
    d. in Siesto Key [sic], FL. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Wheatley, Lawrence, jazz pianist and composer, d. 10/19/2008 in Washington, DC at 73; b. Lawrence Prewitt Wheatley Jr. 12/28/1934 in Washington, DC. washingtonpost.com, 11/20/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/19/AR2008111903942.html}; Cadence, v. 35, no. 1-2-3, January-February-March 2009.

  • White, Cleveland "Schoolboy Cleve", jazz harmonica player and guitarist, d. 2/5/2008 in Daly City, CA at 82. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • White, "Uncle" Jesse, blues pianist, d. 1/29/2008 in Southfield, MI at 87; b. in Mississippi. detnews.com, 1/29/2008 {http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080129/ENT04/801290459/1361}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Whitfield, Norman, Motown producer and songwriter, d. 9/16/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 67; b. 1941 in New York, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 9/18/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-whitfield18-2008sep18,0,7855302.story}; Rolling Stone, no. 1063, 10/16/2008.
    also arranger, d. at 68; b. 5/12/1940 in Harlem. New York Times online, 9/18/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/arts/music/18whitfield.html}.
    Norman Jesse Whitfield; b. 1943. Independent online, 9/18/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/norman-whitfield-songwriter-and-producer-who-added-a-political-edge-to-motown-934145.html}.

  • Wichert, Achim, chamber singer, d. at 74; b. 1934 in Leipzig. Opernwelt, v. 49 no. 7, July 2008.

  • Wiggins, Gerald, jazz pianist, d. 7/13/2008. DevraDoWrite blog, 7/13/2008 {http://www.devradowrite.com/?p=514}.
    d. at 86. Rifftides blog, 7/13/2008 {http://www.artsjournal.com/rifftides/2008/07/goodbye_gerald_wiggins.html}; All About Jazz, 7/15/2008 {http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=20531}.
    d. in Tarzana, CA at 86; b. 5/12/1922 in New York, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 7/15/2008 {http://www.latimes.com/news/local/valley/la-me-wiggins15-2008jul15,0,2419234.story}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.
    Gerry Wiggins; b. Gerald Foster Wiggins. Jazz Journal International, v. 61 no. 9, September 2008.

  • Williams, Mark, composer and conductor, d. 1/3/2008 at 52; b. 1955. Instrumentalist, v. 62 no. 10, May 2008.

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