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Necrology: 2009


  • Abraham, Harry, publisher and jazz radio host, d. 5/7/2009 in Philadelphia, PA at 64. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Adams, Berle, record publisher, agent, and television executive, d. 8/25/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 92; b. in Chicago, IL. Variety online, 8/27/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118007853.html}.
    b. Beryl Adasky 6/11/1917. Los Angeles Times online, 8/29/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-berle-adams29-2009aug29,0,4293254.story}.

  • Adams, W. Randolph "Randy", former president of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, d. 1/14/2009 at 64. STLtoday.com, 1/14/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/991BBDCF3B2423448625753E00764DB0?OpenDocument}.
    William Randolph "Randy" Adams. Yahoo!News, 1/15/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090116/ap_on_re_us/deaths_2}.
    b. 8/5/1944 in Cleveland, OH. STLtoday.com, 1/15/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/6238AAB66E5175FB8625753F000A3A50?OpenDocument}.

  • Aguilar, Pedro "Cuban Pete", mambo dancer, d. 1/13/2009 in Miami, FL at 81; b. 1927 in Puerto Rico. STLtoday.com, 1/13/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_AGUILAR?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Aguile, Luis, Argentine singer-songwriter, d. 10/10/2009 in Madrid, Spain at 73; b. Luis Maria Aguilera Picca 2/24/1936 in Buenos Aires. STLtoday.com, 10/10/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_SPAIN_OBIT_AGUILE?SITE=MOSTP}; CBCnews.ca, 10/11/2009 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/10/11/aguile-obit.html}.

  • Albano, "Captain" Lou (Louis Vincent), professional wrestler, music video icon, d. 10/14/2009 in Westchester County, NY at 76; b. 7/29/1933 in Rome, Italy. STLtoday.com, 10/14/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_CAPTAIN_LOU_ALBANO?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Alberts, Al, pop singer and television host, d. 11/27/2009 in Arcadia, FL at 87; b. Al Albertini. STLtoday.com, 11/27/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_ALBERTS?SITE=MOSTP}; 6abc.com, 11/27/2009 {http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/entertainment&id=7141815}; Seattle Times online, 11/27/2009 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2010369274_apusobitalberts.html}; boston.com, 11/27/2009 {http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2009/11/27/obituaries_in_the_news/}.
    b. 8/10/1922. philly.com, 11/27/2009 {http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20091127_Al_Alberts__singer_and_TV_host__dies_at_87.html}.
    b. in Philadelphia, PA. Los Angeles Times online, 11/29/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings30-2009nov30,0,104797.story}.

  • Alfonso, Jesús, Cuban rumba conga player, singer, bandleader, producer, arranger, and composer, d. 6/3/2009 in Matanzas; b. Jesús Alfonso Miró 1948 in Matanzas.

  • Ali, Rashied, jazz percussionist, d. 8/2009. Official Website of Rashied Ali, 8/13/2009 {http://www.rashiedali.org/index.php?id=24}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.
    also bandleader, d. 8/12/2009 at 74; b. Robert Patterson. NME.COM, 8/13/2009 {http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/46679}.
    b. in Philadelphia, PA. CBCNews.ca, 8/13/2009 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/08/13/rashied-ali.html}.
    d. in Manhattan at 76. New York Times online, 8/14/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/arts/music/14ali.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.
    d. at 76; b. 7/1/1933. Los Angeles Times online, 8/17/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-rashied-ali17-2009aug17,0,7560852.story}.

  • Allen, Betty (Elizabeth Louise), mezzo, teacher, and administrator, d. 6/22/2009 in Valhalla, NY at 82; b. 3/17/1927 in Campbell, OH. New York Times online, 6/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/arts/music/25allen.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/27/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-me-betty-allen27-2009jul27,0,6525028.story}; Opera News, v. 74 no. 3, September 2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009; Opera, v. 60 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Allwine, Wayne, voice actor and singer, d. 5/18/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 62; b. in Glendale, CA. Variety online, 5/20/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118004019.html}; stltoday.com, 5/21/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/E486BA2C19680209862575BD00027001?OpenDocument}.

  • Alpert, Victor, music librarian, d. 12/11/2009 at 91. boston.com, 12/14/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=victor-alpert&pid=137276822}; Personal email from Tom Takaro, forwarded by Larry Tarlow 12/15/2009, forwarded by Clinton Niewig 12/15/2009.

  • Alvarez, Melvyn J., organist, d. 5/25/2009 in San Antonio, TX at 68; b. 10/18/1940. American Organist, v. 43 no. 8, August 2009.

  • Amacher, Maryanne, experimental composer, d. 10/22/2009 in Rhinebeck, NY at 71; b. 1938 in Kane, PA. New York Times online, 10/28/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/arts/music/28amacher.html}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • Amar, Jo, Jewish singer and songwriter, d. 6/29/2009 in Woodmere, NY at 79; b. Yosef Amar 6/1/1930 in Settat, Morocco. New York Times online, 7/9/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/arts/music/09amar.html}.

  • Anderson, Robert T., professor of organ, d. 5/29/2009 in Honolulu, HI at 74; b. in Chicago, IL. American Organist, v. 43 no. 8, August 2009.

  • Annenberg, Leonore, patron of the arts, d. 3/12/2009 in Rancho Mirage, CA; b. 2/20/1918 in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 73 no. 12, June 2009.

  • Anthony, Dee, manager to many rockers, d. 10/25/2009 in Norwalk, CT at 83; b. Anthony D'Addario. Associated Press via Yahoo!News, 10/26/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091027/ap_on_re_us/deaths_3}; Los Angeles Times online, 10/27/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings27-2009oct27,0,1481052.story}.
    b. 4/9/1926. New York Times online, 10/27/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/arts/music/27anthony.html}.

  • Appel, Alfred Jr., English professor, writer on jazz, d. 5/2/2009 in Evanston, IL at 75; b. 1/31/1934 in Brooklyn, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 5/19/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings19-2009may19,0,1939807.story}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 4, July/August 2009.

  • Arluck, Mat, metal guitarist, d. 11/30?/2009 in Seattle, WA at 39. NoiseCreep, 11/30/2009 {http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/11/30/sweet-cobra-guitarist-dies/}.

  • Armsbury, Jillian, jazz vocalist, d. 1/22/2009 in New York, NY at 46. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Arnell, Richard Anthony Sayer ("Tony"), British composer and teacher, d. 4/10/2009 at 91; b. 9/15/1917 in Hampstead, north London. guardian.co.uk, 4/24/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/24/obituary-richard-arnell-composer}.

  • Arthur, Bea (Beatrice), actress and singer, d. 4/25/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 86; b. Bernice Frankel, 5/13/1922 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 4/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/arts/television/26arthur.html}; SLTtoday.com, 4/26/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_ARTHUR?SITE=MOSTP}; Opera News, v. 74 no. 1, July 2009.

  • Ash, Kathleen "Kathy" Jane Evans, supporter of guitar music, newsletter editor, d. 1/26/2009 in University City, MO at 56; b. 11/10/1952 in Batesville, AR. STLtoday.com, 1/28/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/FCA93573BA79FCDE8625754C00065E4C?OpenDocument}.

  • Ashbrook, William, musicologist, d. 3/31/2009 in Denver, CO at 87; b. 1922 in Philadelphia, PA. Opera, v. 60 no. 6, June 2009.
    b. 1/28/1922. Opera News, v. 74 no. 2, August 2009.

  • Asheton, Ron, punk guitarist, d. 1/6/2009 in Ann Arbor, MI at 60; b. 7/17/1948 in Washington, DC. STLtoday.com, 1/6/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_RON_ASHETON?SITE=MOSTP}; CNN.com, 1/6/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/06/obit.asheton/index.html}; NME.COM, 1/6/2009 {http://www.nme.com/news/the-stooges/41900}; Rolling Stone online, 1/6/2009 {http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/01/06/the-stooges-guitarist-ron-asheton-found-dead-at-60/}; Los Angeles Times online, 1/6/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-asheton7-2009jan07,0,983178.story}.
    also songwriter and actor. Independent online, 1/8/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ron-asheton-influential-guitarist-with-iggy-pop-and-the-stooges-1231929.html}; New York Times online, 1/8/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/arts/08asheton.html}.
    b. Ronald Franklin Asheton Jr.. guardian.co.uk, 1/8/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jan/08/obituary-ron-asheton-stooges}.

  • Ashworth, Ernie, country singer, d. 3/2/2009 in Hartsville, TN at 80; b. in Huntsville, AL. USATODAY.com, 3/4/2009 {http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2009-03-02-obit-ashworth_N.htm}.
    also guitarist and songwriter; b. Ernest Bert Ashworth 12/15/1928. Independent online, 3/11/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ernie-ashworth-country-singer-and-member-of-the-grand-ole-opry-1641899.html}.

  • Ausloos, Luann Anglemyer, bibliographer and indexer, d. 5/28/2009; b. 7/2/1934. Beethoven Journal, v. 24 no. 2, Winter 2009.

  • Avery, Mitch, lounge pianist and singer, d. 4/28/2009 in Philadelphia, PA at 85; b. Mack H. Brooker Jr.. philly.com, 5/7/2009 {http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20090507_Mitch_Avery__85__crooner.html}.

  • Baatin, rapper, d. 8/1/2009 in Detroit, MI at 35; b. Titus Glover 1974 in Detroit. Los Angeles Times online, 8/2/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-baatin2-2009aug02,0,7275732.story}.
    b. 3/1974. Freep.com, 8/2/2009 {http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009308030004}.

  • Babylon, Guy Graham, rock keyboardist, composer, and arranger, d. 9/2/2009 at 52; b. 12/20/1956 in New Windsor, MD. guardian.co.uk, 9/6/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/sep/06/guy-babylon-obituary}.
    d. in Thousand Oaks, CA; b. in Baltimore, MD. Los Angeles Times online, 9/19/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings19-2009sep19,0,3184992.story}.

  • Bacak, Joyce Eilers, composer, d. 2009; b. 1941. Choral Journal, v. 50 no. 2, September 2009.

  • Baker, John, lawyer, jazz film collector, 9/1998; b. ca. 10/18/1909. dispatch.com, 9/17/2009 {http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/life/stories/2009/09/17/1_BAKER.ART_ART_09-17-09_D1_2RF3AL7.html?sid=101}.

  • Baquet-Long, Danielle, jazz pianist and vocalist, d. 7/8/2009 at 26. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Barbato, Silvio, Brazilian conductor and artistic director, d. 5/31/2009 at 50; b. 5/11/1959. Los Angeles Times online, 6/2/2009 {http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/06/air-france-crash-deals-a-blow-to-the-arts-in-brazil-europe.html}.

  • Barr, Michael, jazz/pop composer, d. 5/19/2009 at 82; b. in Vincennes, IN. Variety online, 5/26/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118004186.html}.

  • Barry, Gene, actor and singer, d. 12/9/2009 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA at 90; b. Eugene Klass 1919 in New York, NY. PopEater, 12/11/2009 {http://www.popeater.com/2009/12/11/gene-barry-dead/}; STLtoday.com, 12/11/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_GENE_BARRY?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. 6/14/1919. New York Times online, 12/11/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/arts/television/11barry.html}; washingtonpost.com, 12/11/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/10/AR2009121004080.html}.

  • Bartlett, Marcus, radio and television personality, pianist, and organist, d. 2/19/2009 in Buckhead, GA at 98; b. in Richland, GA. American Organist, v. 43 no. 7, July 2009.

  • Bartolotta, David, bassoonist and orchestra librarian, d. 6/13/2009 in Conover, NC at 61. hickoryrecord.com, 6/15/2009 {http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/content/2009/jun/15/victims-fatal-conover-crash-are-identified/}; Gaston Gazette online, 6/17/2009 {http://www.gastongazette.com/news/hoyle-35102-homestead-wreck.html}.

  • Basso, Gianni, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 8/17/2009 in Asti, Italy at 78. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Basson, Edmond, cellist, d. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.

  • Bausch, Pina, German choreographer, d. 6/30/2009 in Wuppertal at 68; b. 7/27/1940 in Solingen. New York Times online, 6/30/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/arts/dance/01bausch.html}.

  • Bawra, Gulshan, Indian Bollywood songwriter, d. 8/7/2009 in Mumbai at 72; b. Gulshan Mehta in Shekhpura near Lahore. Variety online, 8/11/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118007143.html}.

  • Beach, Ed (Edward Alexander), jazz and classical d.j., d. 12/25/2009 in Eugene, OR at 86; b. 1/16/1923 in Winnipeg, Canada. New York Times online, 1/13/2010 {http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/arts/14beach.html}.

  • Beckett, Barry, rock keyboard player and producer, d. 6/10/2009 in Henderson, TN at 66; b. in Birmingham, AL. Los Angeles Times online, 6/16/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings16-2009jun16,0,1677663.story}.
    Barry Edward Beckett, d. in Hendersonville, TN; b. 2/4/1943. New York Times online, 6/16/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/arts/music/16beckett.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1082/1083, 7/9-23/2009.

  • Beckhard, Robert, composer and editor, d. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.

  • Bee, Molly, country singer, d. 2/7/2009 in Oceanside, CA at 69; b. Molly Gene Beachboard 8/18/1939 in Oklahoma City, OK. STLtoday.com, 2/11/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BEE_GENT-?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 2/12/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/arts/music/12bee.html}.
    d. 2/11/2009; b. in Beltbuckle, TN. Liverpool Daily Post.co.uk, 2/13/2009 {http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/views/obituaries/2009/02/13/molly-bee-92534-22919137/}.
    a.k.a. Molly Muncy, d. 2/7/2009; b. in Oklahoma City, OK. Los Angeles Times online, 2/11/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-molly-bee11-2009feb11,0,7175717.story}.
    d. 2/7/2009; b. Mildred Nungester Wolfe. APP.com, 2/12/2009 {http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090212/NEWS/90212059}.

  • Begg, Heather, mezzo, d. 4/12/2009 in Sydney, Australia at 76. nzherald.co.nz, 5/16/2009 {http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10572579}.
    d. 5/12/2009; b. 12/1/1932 in Nelson, New Zealand. Telegraph.co.uk, 5/20/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/5357543/Dame-Heather-Begg.html}; Opera, v. 60 no. 7, July 2009.

  • Behrens, Hildegard, soprano, d. 8/18/2009 in Tokyo, Japan at 72; b. in Varel-Oldenburg, Germany. New York Times online, 8/18/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/08/18/arts/AP-AS-Japan-Obit-Behrens.html}; STLtoday.com, 8/19/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_OBIT_BEHRENS?SITE=MOSTP}; Associated Press via Google News, 8/19/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gALQ4ey5uFSZvFj3k-8BLMn5GZ7gD9A5PAJG0}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.
    b. 2/9/1937. Times Online, 8/20/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6802369.ece}; washingtonpost.com, 8/20/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/19/AR2009081903913.html}.

  • Bellamy, Tony "T-Bone", Native American rock guitarist and singer, d. 12/25/2009 in Las Vegas, NV at 63; b. Anthony Avila 1946. World Music Central, 12/29/2009 {http://worldmusiccentral.org/article.php/Tony_Bellamy-of_Redbone_Dies_at_69}. d. at 69. Spinner, 1/5/2010 {http://www.spinner.com/2010/01/05/redbone-guitarist-tony-bellamy-dies-at-69/}.

  • Bellson, Dee Dee, jazz vocalist, daughter of Louie Bellson and Pearl Bailey, d. 7/4/2009 in Charlottesville, VA at 49; b. 4/20/1950. Los Angeles Times online, 7/20/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings20-2009jul20,0,5483340.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Bellson, Louie, big band drummer, composer, arranger, and author, d. 2/14/2009 at 84. Jazz Police, 2/16/2009 {http://www.jazzpolice.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8141&Itemid=79}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.
    b. Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni 7/6/1924 in Rock Falls, IL. Telegraph.co.uk, 2/16/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/4642187/Louie-Bellson.html}.
    d. in California. QCTimes.com, 2/16/2009 {http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2009/02/16/opinion/columnists/bill_wundram/doc499a3995a8b2c649433037.txt}; washingtonpost.com, 2/17/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/16/AR2009021601249.html}.
    d. in Los Angeles, CA. chicagotribune.com, 2/17/2009 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-hed-bellson-17-feb17,0,3673681.story}; New York Times online, 2/17/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/arts/music/17bellson.html}.
    also bandleader. Los Angeles Times online, 2/17/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-louis-bellson17-2009feb17,0,3130907.story}; Independent Online, 2/18/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/louie-bellson-jazz-drummer-and-composer-who-played-with-duke-ellington8217s-band-1624839.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Bennett, Estelle, pop singer, d. 2/11/2009 (or earlier) in Englewood, NJ at 67; b. 1941. STLtoday.com, 2/13/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BENNETT?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 2/13/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/14/arts/music/14bennett.html}; Rolling Stone, no 1074, 3/19/2009.
    b. 7/22/1941 in New York. Independent online, 2/14/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/estelle-bennett-singer-with-the-ronettes-1609210.html}.

  • Bennett, Jay, rock guitarist, sound engineer, and songwriter, d. 5/24/2009 in Urbana, IL at 45. Yahoo!News, 5/25/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090526/ap_on_re_us/deaths_1}.
    b. 1963 in Rolling Meadows, IL. New York Times online, 5/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/26/arts/music/26benn.html}; suntimes.com, 5/26/2009 {http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/1592016,w-jay-bennett-wilco-cause-death-coroner-052609.article}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/26/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings26-2009may26,0,498011.story}; stltoday.com, 5/26/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=jay-bennett&pid=127703067}.
    Jay Walter Bennett, also producer, arranger, and keyboardist; b. 11/15/1963. Independent online, 5/29/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jay-bennett-songwriter-and-multiinstrumentalist-with-the-chicago-altrock-band-wilco-1692534.html}; guardian.co.uk, 5/27/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/27/jay-bennett-obituary-wilco}.

  • Benthaak, Bernd, opera director, d. 7/2009 in Sydney, Australia at 66; b. 1943 in Hamburg, Germany. Opera, v. 60 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Berger-Tuna, Helmut, German bass, d. 9/30/2009. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Bertocci, Nick, jazz clarinetist, d. 1/30/2009 in Boston, MA at 90. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Bethea, Harmon, multigenre popular singer, d. 12/18/2009 in Washington, DC at 86; b. in Dillon, SC. washingtonpost.com, 1/10/2010 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/09/AR2010010902146.html}.

  • Bewly, Randy, rock guitarist, d. 2/25/2009 at 53; b. 1955. Rolling Stone, no 1074, 3/19/2009.

  • Bieber, Genevieve Fritter, violinist, music director, and composer, d. 3/18/2009 in Alexandria, VA at 93; b. Genevieve Davisson in Clarksburg, WV. washingtonpost.com, 4/12/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/11/AR2009041102249.html}.

  • Bilardo, Vince, jazz drummer, d. 2/23/2009 in Kansas City, MO at 80. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Birch, Pam (Pamela Ann), pioneering British rock guitarist and singer, d. 10/27/2009 in Hamburg, Germany; b. 8/9/1944 in Kirkdale, Liverpool. Independent online, 12/4/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/pam-birch-guitarist-and-singer-who-helped-to-break-the-mould-with-the-sixties-allgirl-beat-group-the-liver-birds-1833740.html}.

  • Black, Lady Joyce, Australian organist, pianist, carillonneur, cellist, and teacher, d. 2009 at 90; b. Edith Joyce Ritchie 1918 in Hurlstone Park. smh.com.au, 4/2/2009 {http://www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/gifted-musician-was-woman-behind-the-knight-20090401-9jnp.html}.

  • Black, Terry, Canadian popular singer, d. 6/27/2009 in Kamloops, BC at 62; b. in North Vancouver, BC. Jam! Music, 6/29/2009 {http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2009/06/29/9975436-cp.html}.

  • Blair, Betsy, actress, dancer, former wife of Gene Kelly, d. 3/13/2009 in London at 85; b. Elizabeth Winifred Boger 12/11/1923 in Cliffside Park, NJ. New York Times online, 3/19/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/movies/19blair.html}.

  • Blaisdell, Frances, trailblazing flutist and teacher, d. 3/11/2009 at 97. Karen Van Dyke on FLUTE@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU, 3/12/2009; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.
    d. in Portola Valley, CA. New York Times online, 3/31/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/31/arts/music/31blaisdell.html}.

  • Blau, Eric, poet, novelist, lyricist, and producer, d. 2/17/2009 in Manhattan at 87; b. Milton Eric Blau 6/1/1921 in Bridgeport, CT. New York Times online, 2/24/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/24/theater/24blau.html}.

  • Bloch, Joseph Meyer, pianist and professor of piano literature, d. 3/4/2009 in Larchmont, NY at 91; b. 11/6/1917 in Indianapolis, IN. New York Times online, 3/14/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/15/arts/music/15bloch.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.

  • Bloch, Kalman, clarinetist, d. 3/12/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 95; b. 5/30/1913 in New York. Los Angeles Times online, 3/21/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings21-2009mar21,0,3189571.story}.

  • Block, Adrienne Fried, musicologist, d. 4/5/2009 at 88; b. 1920. IAWM Journal, v. 15 no. 1, 2009.

  • Bo, Eddie, blues singer, pianist, and songwriter, d. 3/18/2009 at 79; b. Edwin Joseph Bocage. STLtoday.com, 3/20/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_EDDIE_BO?SITE=MOSTP}; Yahoo!News, 3/20/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090321/ap_on_re_us/deaths_2}.
    also producer. NOLA.com, 3/20/2009 {http://blog.nola.com/keithspera/2009/03/eclectic_new_orleans_pianist_e.html}.
    d. in New Orleans, LA; b. in New Orleans, LA. New York Times online, 3/24/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/24/arts/music/24bo.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Boder, Emanuel, violinist, d. Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.

  • Bogle, Bob, rock guitarist, d. 6/14/2009 in Vancouver, WA at 75. New York Times online, 6/16/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/17/arts/music/17bogle.html}; stltoday.com, 6/16/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=bob-bogle&pid=128526315}; Rolling Stone, no. 1082/1083, 7/9-23/2009.
    b. 1/16/1934 in Wagoner, OK. Los Angeles Times online, 6/17/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bob-bogle17-2009jun17,0,4769304.story}.
    b. Robert Lenard Bogle near Wagoner, OK. guardian.co.uk, 6/18/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2009/jun/18/obituary-bob-bogle}.

  • Boswell, Eric William, British composer/songwriter, d. 11/29/2009 in Hexham at 88; b. Eric Simpson 7/18/1921 in Millfield, Sunderland. guardian.co.uk, 12/6/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/dec/06/eric-boswell-obituary}.

  • Boyd, Jimmy, child singer and actor, d. 3/7/2009 in Santa Monica, CA at 70; b. 1/9/1939 in McComb, MS. New York Times online, 3/9/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/arts/10boyd.html}; Yahoo!News, 3/10/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090311/ap_on_re_us/deaths_1}; Los Angeles Times online, 3/9/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jimmy-boyd10-2009mar10,0,6186981.story}; STLtoday.com, 3/10/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BOYD?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Boyer, Horace Clarence, gospel performer, choral conductor, and lecturer, d. 2009; b. 1935. Choral Journal, v. 50 no. 3, October 2009.
    d. 7/21/2009 in Amherst, MA at 73. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Boyland, Joe, manager and producer, d. 3/17/2009 in Nashville, TN at 61. Billboard, v. 121 no. 13, 4/4/2009.

  • Bradley, Carol June, music librarian, d. 7/27/2009 in Buffalo, NY at 74. Buffalo News online, 7/28/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/buffalonews/obituary.aspx?n=carol-june-bradley&pid=130503748}.
    b. in Huntington, PA. UB Reporter, 7/30/2009 {http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/2009_07_29/colleagues}.
    b. 1934. UB NewsCenter, 8/3/2009 {http://www.buffalo.edu/news/10312}.

  • Bradshaw, Sonny, Jamaican trumpeter, pianist, clarinetist, trombonist, saxophonist, bandleader, composer, producer, promoter, journalist, teacher, and broadcaster, d. 10/10/2009 in London, England; b. 1926. Jamaica Information Service online, 10/11/2009 {http://www.jis.gov.jm/MYSC/html/20091011T190000-0500_21464_JIS_VETERAN_JAMAICAN_MUSICIAN_SONNY_BRADSHAW_DIES.asp}.

  • Brandon, Dona Lee, organist, choir director, and teacher, d. 6/16/2009 in Davis, CA at 81. American Organist, v. 43 no. 9, September 2009.

  • Bronson, Marty, singer, TV host, club owner, d. 3/17/2009 in St. Louis, MO at 79; b. in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 3/19/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/3C03B6D81DCBE8138625757E000E7C2A?OpenDocument}.

  • Brooks, Juanita, blues and jazz singer, d. 9/9 or 10/2009 in New Orleans, LA. WWLTV.com, 9/10/2009 {http://www.wwltv.com/topstories/stories/wwl091009cbbrooks.1693d9afe.html}.
    jazz and gospel singer, also actress in musicals, d. 9/10/2009 at 55. nola.com, 9/10/2009 {http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2009/09/juanita_brooks_new_orleans_blu.html}.
    d. 9/10/2009 at 55. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Brown, Anne Wiggins, soprano, d. 3/13/2009 in Norway at 96; b. 8/9/1912 in Baltimore, MD. NRK.NO, 3/13/2009 {http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/kultur/1.6524482}; Times online, 3/21/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5946473.ece}.
    d. in Oslo. New York Times online, 3/16/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/17/arts/music/17brown.html}; Opera, v. 60 no. 5, May 2009; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 5, May 2009; Opera News, v. 74 no. 1, July 2009.

  • Brown, Ernest, tap dancer, d. 8/21/2009 in Chicago, IL at 93. New York Times online, 8/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/25/arts/dance/25brown.html}.

  • Brown, Mel, blues guitarist, d. 3/20/2009 in Kitchener, Ontario at 69; b. 10/7/1939 in Jackson, MS. TheRecord.com, 3/21/2009 {http://news.therecord.com/article/507047}.
    d. 3/22/2009. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Brown, Piney, bluesman, d. 2/5/2009 in Dayton, OH at 87; b. 1/20/1922 in Birmingham, AL. Dayton Daily News online, 2/9/2009 {http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2009/02/09/ddn020909pineybrownobit.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Brumley, Tom, country steel guitarist, d. 2/4/2009 in San Antonio, TX at 73. CMT.com, 2/4/2009 {http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1604311/tom-brumley-member-of-buck-owens-buckaroos-dies-in-texas.jhtml}.

  • Bruton, Stephen, country guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer, d. 5/9/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 60. keyetv.com, 5/9/2009 {http://www.keyetv.com/content/news/topnews/story/Longtime-Austin-musician-Stephen-Bruton-dies/ftr2bz_7LkaatiFBhNWn-g.cspx}.
    b. Turner Stephen Bruton. statesman.com, 5/9/2009 {http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/music/entries/2009/05/09/stephen_bruton_rip.html?cxntfid=blogs_austin_music_source}.
    b. 11/7/1948 in Wilmington, DE. Los Angeles Times online, 5/11/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-stephen-bruton11-2009may11,0,2975727.story}.
    also actor. Times Online, 5/29/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6382141.ece}.

  • Bryant, Paul Carlton, a.k.a. The Central Avenue Kid, child actor turned jazz organist and pianist, d. 12/4/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 76; b. 9/22/1933 in Asbury Park, NJ. Los Angeles Times online, 1/14/2010 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-paul-bryant14-2010jan14,0,2430666.story}.

  • Budden, Roy, British conductor, d. 11/25/2009 at 96; b. 10/14/1913 in Bridport, Dorset. Music & Vision, 12/12/2009 {http://www.mvdaily.com/articles/2009/12/roybudden.htm}.

  • Buelow, George, musicologist, d. 3/30/2009; b. 3/31/1929. 17th century music, v. 18 no. 2, Spring 2009; Bach Notes, no. 12, Winter 2010.

  • Buetens, Stanley, lutenist and teacher, also guitarist, pianist, and singer, d. 9/13/2009; b. 4/18/1931. Lute Society of America Quarterly, v. 44 no. 3, Fall 2009.

  • Buffalo, Norton, harmonica virtuoso, d. 10/30/2009 in Paradise, CA at 58; b. in Oakland, CA. pressdemocrat.com, 11/1/2009 {http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20091101/ENTERTAINMENT/911019986/1320}; SFGate, 11/2/2009 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/02/BA031ADOLJ.DTL}.

  • Burgess, Rick, jazz pianist, d. 3/1/2009 in Ann Arbor, MI at 71. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Burn, Colin, British record mogul, d. 10/19/2009 at 76. contactmusic.com, 10/31/2009 {http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/music-mogul-burn-dies_1120813}.

  • Bush, Irving, multigenre trumpeter, d. 1/8/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 78; b. 4/7/1930 in Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 1/29/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-irving-bush29-2009jan29,0,5632747.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Butera, Sam, jazz saxophonist and arranger, d. 6/3/2009 in Las Vegas, NV at 81; b. in New Orleans, LA. nola.com, 6/3/2009 {http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/06/sam_butera_former_louis_prima.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.
    also bandleader; b. 8/17/1927. New York Times online, 6/5/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/05/arts/music/05butera.html}.
    also composer and singer. Washington Post online, 6/5/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/04/AR2009060404348.html}.

  • Cain, Randy, soul singer, d. 4/9/2009 in Maple Shade, NJ at 63. msnbc.com, 4/12/2009 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30180980/}.
    b. 5/2/1945 in Philadelphia, PA. Times Online, 4/18/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6114960.ece}.

  • Camilleri, Charles Mario, Maltese composer, arranger, conductor, and writer, d. 1/3/2009 in Naxxar; b. 9/7/1931 in Hamrun. Independent online, 1/27/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/charles-camilleri-composer-who-progressed-from-light-music-to-austere-abstract-modernist-works-1516821.html}; guardian.co.uk, 3/27/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/mar/27/obituary-charles-camilleri}.
    also pianist and accordionist. Classical Guitar, v. 27 no. 7, March 2009.

  • Campbell, John C., pianist, organist, and teacher, d. 3/4/2009 in Abilene, TX at 73; b. 7/1/1935 in Hereford, TX. American Organist, v. 43 no. 7, July 2009.

  • Carmeli, Boris, bass, d. in Bern, Switzerland. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Carney, Gary, jazz trombonist, d. 2/3/2009 in Phoenix, AZ at 70. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Carr, Ian Henry Randall, British jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, author, and broadcaster, d. 2/25/2009 at 75; b. 4/21/1933 in Dumfries, Scotland. guardian.co.uk, 2/28/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/28/obituary-ian-carr-jazz}.
    d. in London. New York Times online, 3/7/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/arts/music/04carr.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Carr, Sam, blues drummer, d. 9/21/2009 in Clarksdale, MS at 83; b. Samuel Lee McCollum 1926 near Marvell, AR. STLtoday.com, 9/24/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=sam-carr&pid=133408874}; Los Angeles Times online, 9/25/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings25-2009sep25,0,7302299,full.story}.
    b. 4/17/1926. washingtonpost.com, 10/1/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/30/AR2009093004815.html}.

  • Carroll, Jim (James Dennis), poet and punk rocker, d. 9/11/2009 in Manhattan at 60. New York Times online, 9/14/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/books/14carroll.html}.
    b. 8/1/1949 in New York, NY. washingtonpost.com, 9/15/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/14/AR2009091402442.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1089, 10/15/2009.
    b. 8/1/1950. Independent online, 10/26/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jim-carroll-poet-punk-rocker-and-author-of-the-basketball-diaries-1809480.html}.

  • Carter, Johnny (John E.), R&B tenor, d. 8/21/2009 in Harvey, IL at 75; b. 6/2/1934. The Dead Rock Stars Club, 8/21/2009 {http://www.thedeadrockstarsclub.com/2009b.html}; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum online, 8/21/2009 {http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-dells}; New York Times online, 8/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/25/arts/music/25carter.html}.
    b. in Harvey, IL. Los Angeles Times online, 8/24/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings24-2009aug24,0,4696902.story}.

  • Cephas, John, blues singer and guitarist, d. 3/4/2009 at 78; b. 1930 in Washington, DC. Pollstar, 3/4/2009 {http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2009/03/04/652396.aspx}.
    d. in Bowling Green, VA. APP.com, 3/5/2009 {http://www.app.com/article/20090305/NEWS/90305061/1001/rss}.
    John Dudley Cephas, d. in Woodford, VA; b. 12/4/1930 in Washington DC's Foggy Bottom neighborhood. washingtonpost.com, 3/6/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/05/AR2009030503418.html}; New York Times online, 3/7/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/arts/music/08cephas.html}.
    b. 9/4/1930. guardian.co.uk, 5/8/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/08/obituary-john-cephas-blues}.
    d. in Bowling Green, OH. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Chapin, Jim (James Forbes), jazz drummer, bandleader, and author, d. 7/4/2009; b. 1919. jimchapin.com, 7/16?/2009 {http://www.jimchapin.com/}.
    d. in Fort Myers, FL at 89. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Chapin, Schuyler G., administrator of a succession of musical organizations, d. 3/7/2009; b. 2/13/1923 in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 73 no. 11, May 2009.
    d. in Manhattan; b. in Manhattan. Symphony, v. 60 no. 3, May-June 2009.

  • Cherry, Moki, jazz vocalist and percussionist, d. 8/29/2009 in Tagarp, Sweden at 66. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Chesnutt, Vic (James Victor), folk-rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, d. 12/25/2009 in Athens, GA at 45; b. 11/12/1964 in Jacksonville, FL. New York Times online, 12/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/26/arts/music/26chesnutt.html}; msnbc, 1/3/2010 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34593583/ns/entertainment-music/}.

  • Churchill, Marylou Speaker, violinist and teacher, d. 2009? Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • Clancy, Liam, Irish folk singer, d. 12/4/2009 in Cork at 74. STLtoday.com, 12/4/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_IRELAND_OBIT_LIAM_CLANCY?SITE=MOSTP}; msnbc.com, 12/4/2009 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34278182/ns/entertainment-music/}.
    also guitarist, d. 12/3/2009; b. 9/2/1935 in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. New York Times online, 12/5/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/05/arts/music/05clancy.html}.
    Liam (William) Clancy. guardian.co.uk, 12/4/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/dec/04/liam-clancy-dies-obituary}.

  • Clarke, Dini, jazz pianist and vocalist, d. d. 6/14/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 85. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Clarkson, Geoff, jazz pianist, d. 3/10/2009 at ca. 83. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Clayton, Howard, organist, pianist, librarian, journal publisher and editor, d. 3/5/2009 in Norman, OK at 79; b. 3/8/1929 in Leonardville, KS. American Organist, v. 43 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Clyne, Jeff (Jeffrey Ovid), British jazz bassist, d. 11/16/2009 in London; b. 1/29/1937 in London. Independent online, 11/20/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jeff-clyne-bassist-and-stalwart-of-the-british-jazz-scene-for-40-years-1823799.html}; Strad, v.121, no.1437.

  • Coe, Peter, British saxophonist, bandleader, and graphic designer, d. 3/16/2009 at 78; b. 11/21/1930 in Cambridge. ???? [citation misplaced]. d. in Cambridgeshire. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Coffman, Wesley, choral conductor, organist, music educator, and administrator, d. 2009; b. 1927. Choral Journal, v. 50 no. 4, November 2009.

  • Coinel, Robert, French composer, d. 2009 at 59; b. 1950. Classical Guitar Magazine, v. 28 no 6, February 2010.

  • Coll, Rene, jazz saxophonist, d. 1/15/2009 in Carcassonne, France at 66. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Collins, Anne, British contralto, d. 7/15/2009 at 65; b. 8/29/1943 in Country Durham. Times Online, 8/3/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6736647.ece}.
    d. in Sussex. Opera, v. 60 no. 10, October 2009.

  • Collins, Johnny (John Robert), British folk singer, d. 7/6/2009 at 71; b. 5/10/1938 in Norfolk. guardian.co.uk, 7/13/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jul/13/obituary-johnny-collins-sea-songs}.

  • Connor, Chris, jazz singer, d. 8/29/2009 in Toms River, NJ at 81; b. Mary Loutsenhizer 11/8/1927 in Kansas City, MO. Chris Connor website, 8/31/2009 {http://www.chrisconnorjazz.com/p/announcement.html}; New York Times online, 9/1/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/arts/music/01connor.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 9/1/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-chris-connor1-2009sep01,0,6929714.story}; Independent online, 9/11/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/chris-connor-jazz-singer-who-worked-with-stan-kenton-1785244.html}; Variety online, 9/24/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118009170.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.
    b. Mary Jean Loutsenhizer. washingtonpost.com, 9/1/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/31/AR2009083103688.html}.

  • Connors, Betty J., arts administrator, d. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.

  • Cook, Janet, editor, d. 1/23/2009 in London, England. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Cooper, Leroy, R&B saxophonist and bandleader, d. 1/15/2009 in Orlando, FL at 80; b. 8/31/1928 in Dallas, TX. Los Angeles Times online, 1/24/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings24-2009jan24,0,3779394.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Cooper, Marilyn, actress and singer, d. 4/22/2009 in Englewood, NJ at 74; b. in the Bronx, NY. New York Times online, 4/24/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/theater/25cooper.html}.

  • Coryell, Julie, jazz-rock historian, d. 5/10/2009 in Poughkeepsie, NY at 61; b. Julie Nathanson in Manhattan. New York Times online, 5/28/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/arts/music/29coryell.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.
    also vocalist. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Cossette, Pierre Maurice Joseph, Canadian agent and producer, d. 9/11/2009 in Montreal, Quebec at 85; b. 12/15/1923 in Valleyfield, Quebec. New York Times online, 9/12/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/us/13cossette.html}; STLtoday.com, 9/12/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_PIERRE_COSSETTE?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Cox, Johnny, blues saxophonist, d. 3/20/2009 in Charleston, SC. Myrtle Beach Alternatives, 3/26/2009 {http://www.myrtlebeachalternatives.com/nightlife-entertainment/hey-johnny-you-wanna-sit-in}.
    d. at ca. 62. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Cox, Michael, English rock musician, editor, and author, d. 3/31/2009 at 60; b. 10/25/1948 in Northamptonshire. Times Online, 4/4/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6031271.ece}.

  • Craddock, Gary, jazz bassist, d. 1/10/2009 in Myrtle, Beach, SC at 57. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Craig, Douglas, British baritone, producer, teacher, and administrator, d. 7/26/2009 in Radlett, Hertfordshire at 93; b. 5/26/1916. Opera, v. 60 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Crankshaw, Geoffrey, British music critic, d. 2/1/2009 in Ruislip, Middlesex; b. 6/18/1912 in Woodend Green, Essex. Independent online, 3/12/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/geoffrey-crankshaw-music-critic-whose-writings-spanned-eight-decades-1642999.html}.

  • Crawford, Hank, jazz/R&B saxophonist, composer, arranger, and musical director, d. 1/29/2009 at 74; b. in Memphis, TN. NPR.org, 2/2/2009 {http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100139098}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.
    d. in Memphis, TN; b. Bennie Ross Crawford Jr. 12/21/1934. New York Times online, 2/2/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/arts/music/03crawford.html}; washingtonpost.com, 2/3/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/02/AR2009020202976.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.
    also bandleader and pianist. Independent online, 2/21/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/hank-crawford-the-musical-director-and-alto-saxophonist-who-played-with-ray-charles-1628202.html}.

  • Cuba, Joe, jazz bandleader, conga player, "father of Latin boogaloo", d. 2/15/2009 in Manhattan at 78; b. Gilberto Miguel Calderon in Manhattan. New York Times online, 2/18/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/arts/music/18cuba.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.
    d. at 79. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Cumberland, David, bass-baritone, d. at 68. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 8, August 2009.

  • Cunningham, Merce, choreographer, d. 7/26/2009 in Manhattan at 90. Arts Beat blog, 7/27/2009 {http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/27/merce-cunningham-dies/}.
    b. in Centralia, WA. STLtoday.com, 7/27/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_MERCE_CUNNINGHAM?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. 1919. Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, v. 170 no. 5, September/October 2009.

  • Curcio, Maria, Italian pianist and teacher, d. 3/30/2009 at 90; b. 8/27/1918 near Naples. Times Online, 4/25/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6163906.ece}.

  • Curtis-Verna, Mary Virginia, soprano, d. 12/4/2009 in Seattle, WA at 88; b. 5/9/1921 in Salem, MA. New York Times online, 12/22/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/arts/music/22verna.html}; Opera, v. 61 no. 3, March 2010; Opera News, v. 74 no. 9, March 2010.

  • Dalco, Matthew, Australian producer of stage musicals, d. 2009 at 46; b. Matthew George John Dalco 1962 in Hobart. smh.com.au, 4/3/2009 {http://www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/a-calming-figure-in-a-showy-business-20090402-9kwd.html}.

  • Daniels, Leeora, educator, gospel singer and promoter, d. 9/2/2009 in Jennings, MO at 67; b. in Drew, MS. STLtoday.com, 9/10/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/7E028C5F4E7E962B8625762C008242B0?OpenDocument}.

  • Dankworth, Sir John, British jazz composer, saxophonist, and bandleader, d. 2/6/2010 at 82; b. 1927 in Essex. jazzwisemagazine.com, 2/6/2010 {http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/component/content/article/51-2009/11127-jazz-breaking-news-giant-of-british-jazz-sir-john-dankworth-dies-at-82}; Down Beat, v. 77 no. 4, April 2010.
    d. in London; b. in Woodford, Essex. STLtoday.com, 2/7/2010 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_OBIT_DANKWORTH?SITE=MOSTP}; allrecordlabels.com weblog, 2/7/2010 {http://lights.blogspot.com/2010/02/jazz-legend-johnny-dankworth-dies-aged.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 2/8/2010 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-john-dankworth8-2010feb08,0,3772510.story}.
    b. John Philip William Dankworth 9/20/1927. guardian.co.uk, 2/7/2010 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/feb/07/sir-john-dankworth-obituary}; Times Online, 2/8/2010 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article7018290.ece}; New York Times online, 2/10/2010 {http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/11/arts/music/11dankworth.html}; washingtonpost.com, 2/10/2010 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/09/AR2010020903662.html}.

  • Darrow, Jason, record producer and songwriter, d. 12/13/2009 in Boca Raton, FL at 68. Palm Beach Post online, 12/17/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=137391419}.

  • Davidson, David R., choral conductor and professor, d. 2009; b. 1949 in Hamilton County, OH. Choral Journal, v. 50 no. 4, November 2009.
    d. 9/5/2009 in Dallas, TX at 60. American Organist, v. 43 no 12, December 2009.

  • Davidson, Michael, pianist and critic, d. 9/2/2009 in Amsterdam, Holland; b. 6/28/1943 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Opera, v. 60 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Davis, Altovise, dancer, actress, widow of Sammy Davis Jr., d. 3/14/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 65. CNN.com, 3/15/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/03/15/davis.widow.dies/index.html}.
    Altovise Joanne Gore Davis. Variety online, 3/16/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118001261.html}; New York Times online, 3/16/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/16/arts/music/16davis.html}.

  • Davis, Charles, actor, writer, director, producer, singer, d. 12/12/2009 in Thousand Oaks, CA at 84; b. in Ireland. Variety online, 12/17/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118012948.html}.

  • Dawson, John "Marmaduke", rock/country singer and songwriter, d. 7/21/2009 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at 64. STLtoday.com, 7/24/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_DAWSON?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 7/24/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/24/arts/music/24dawson.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1085, 8/20/2009.
    John Collins Dawson IV, also guitarist and English teacher, d. in Guanajuato, Mexico; b. 6/16/1945 in Detroit, MI. Independent online, 9/10/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-dawson-leader-of-the-countryrock-pioneers-new-riders-of-the-purple-sage-1784598.html}.

  • de Aquino, Juliana Ferreria Braga, Brazilian singer, d. 5/31/2009 at 29. Los Angeles Times online, 6/2/2009 {http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/06/air-france-crash-deals-a-blow-to-the-arts-in-brazil-europe.html}.

  • de Larrocha y de la Calle, Alicia, Spanish pianist, d. 9/25/2009 in Barcelona at 86; b. 5/23/1923 in Barcelona. New York Times online, 9/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/26/arts/music/26larrocha.html}; STLtoday.com, 9/26/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_SPAIN_OBIT_ALICIA_DE_LARROCHA_GCLB-?SITE=MOSTP}; washingtonpost.com, 9/27/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/26/AR2009092602461.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009; Classical Guitar, v. 28 no. 3, November 2009.

  • de Souza, Antonio Luis Alves, a.k.a. Neguinho do Samba, Brazilian percussionist, bandleader, inventor of samba reggae, d. 10/31/2009 in Salvador da Bahia at 54. New York Times online, 11/9/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/10/arts/music/10souza.html}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • Dearie, Blossom, jazz singer, pianist, and songwriter, d. 2/7/2009 in Greenwich Village, New York, NY at 82; b. Marguerite Blossom Dearie 4/29/1926 in East Durham, NY. New York Times online, 2/8/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/09/arts/music/09dear.html}; Variety online, 2/9/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117999884.html}; Telegraph.co.uk, 2/9/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/4572560/Blossom-Dearie.html}; Independent online, 2/13/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/blossom-dearie-jazz-songwriter-singer-and-pianist-who-worked-with-johnny-mercer-and-woody-herman-1608180.html}.
    b. 4/28/1926. Times Online, 2/12/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5711400.ece}; Down beat, v. 76 no. 5, May 2009.
    d. at 84. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Decker, Don (Donald Shawn), heavy metal singer, songwriter, and promoter, d. 10/11/2009 at 41; b. 9/11/1968. BLABBERMOUTH.NET, 10/11/2009 {http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=128545}.

  • Dee, Dave, British pop star, d. 1/9/2009 in London at 65; b. David Harman in Wiltshire. BBC NEWS online, 1/9/2009 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7820435.stm}.

  • Degen, Robert, jazz musician, one of multiple songwriters credited with "Hokey Pokey", d. 11/23/2009 in Lexington, KY at 104; b. in Scranton, PA. thetimes-tribune.com, 11/27/2009 {http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-native-credited-with-writing-famed-hokey-pokey-dies-at-104-1.447701}.
    b. Robert Matthew Degen 11/23/1905. New York Times online, 12/3/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/arts/music/03degen.html}.

  • DeGregorio, Roland, singing waiter and postal carrier, d. 7/2/2009 in Ellisville, MO at 87; b. in St. Louis, MO. stltoday.com, 7/3/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/562BF08666AF1BF4862575E80005DAB7?OpenDocument}.

  • Deibler, Sean, choral conductor, d. 8/19/2009 in Philadelphia, PA at 62; b. in Bryn Mawr, PA. philly.com, 8/22/2009 {http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20090822_Sean_Deibler__62__choral_conductor.html}.

  • Dell'Osa, Vincent Jr., brass instrument repairer and player, d. 11/20/2009 in Downingtown, PA at 88; b. in South Philadelphia. philly.com, 11/30/2009 {http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/78116092.html}.

  • DellaChiesa, Vivian, soprano, voice teacher, and vocal coach, d. 1/6/2009 in Huntington, NY at 94; b. in Chicago, IL. Variety online, 1/20/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117998840.html}.
    Vivian Della Chiesa, d. 1/9/2009; b. 9/10/1915. Opera News, v. 73 no. 10, April 2009.

  • DeLuise, Dom, comic actor and occasional opera singer, d. 5/4/2009 in Los Angeles, CA; b. 8/1/1933 in Brooklyn, NY. Opera News, v. 74 no. 1, July 2009.

  • Demmler, Kurt, German pop and rock singer-songwriter, d. 2/3/2009 in Berlin; b. 9/12/1943 in Posen (now Poznan in Poland). Independent online, 2/10/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/kurt-demmler-pop-and-rock-lyricist-whose-career-ended-in-disgrace-1605400.html}.

  • Derek B, British rapper, producer, and songwriter, d. 11/15/2009 in London; b. Derek Boland 1/15/1965 in London. Independent online, 1/12/2010 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/derek-b-rapper-and-producer-who-became-the-first-uk-hiphop-artist-to-infiltrate-the-british-pop-charts-1864852.html}.

  • Deutsch, Michael, a.k.a. The Hook, jazz/blues bassist who switched to piano after losing his left hand, d. 6/24/2009 in Minneapolis, MN at 52. StarTribune.com, 6/30/2009 {http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/49557137.html}.

  • DeVille, Willy, punk singer and songwriter, d. 8/6/2009 in Manhattan at 58; b. William Borsey in Stamford, CT. New York Times online, 8/7/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/arts/music/08deville.html}; Associated Press via Google News, 8/8/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD99UK34G0}.
    b. 8/27/1950. Globe and Mail, 8/10/2009; Rolling Stone, no. 1086, 9/3/2009.

  • Diard, William, tenor, d. 3/8/2009 in Hadlyme, CT; b. 4/26/1924 in Floral Park, NY. Opera News, v. 74 no. 4, October 2009.

  • Dickinson, Jim, country/R&B/rock pianist, guitarist, and producer, d. 8/15/2009 in Memphis, TN at 67. STLtoday.com, 8/15/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_DICKINSON?SITE=MOSTP}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.
    also singer; b. James Luther Dickinson 11/21/1941 in Little Rock, AR. guardian.co.uk, 8/17/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/aug/17/jim-dickinson-obituary}; New York Times online, 8/18/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/arts/music/18dickinson.html}.

  • Dino, Kenny, rock singer and songwriter, d. 12/10/2009 in Florida; b. in New York City. Kenny Dino website, 12/2009 {http://www.kennydino.com/}.

  • Dixon, Luther, songwriter, d. 10/22/2009 at 78. Telegraph.co.uk, 10/28/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/6454823/Lives-Remembered.html}.

  • DJ AM, celebrity d.j., d. ca. 8/28/2009 in Manhattan at 36; b. Adam Goldstein in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times online, 8/28/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/29/nyregion/29dj.html}; stltoday.com, 8/28/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=adam-goldstein-dj-am&pid=132025382}.
    also club owner, b. 3/30/1973. Los Angeles Times online, 8/29/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dj-am29-2009aug29,0,379427.story}.

  • D'Lugoff, Art, nightclub impresario, d. 11/4/2009 in Manhattan at 85; b. Arthur Joshua Dlugoff 8/2/1924 in Harlem. New York Times online, 11/6/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/06/arts/06dlugoff.html}; STLtoday.com, 11/6/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_DLUGOFF?SITE=MOSTP}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • D'Mond, Duke, British pop singer and comedian, d. 4/9/2009; b. Richard Edward Palmer 2/25/1943. guardian.co.uk, 4/28/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/28/obituary-duke-d-mond}.
    d. in Oxford; b. in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Independent online, 5/25/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/duke-dmond-lead-singer-of-the-barron-knights-1690489.html}.

  • Dobbin, Len, jazz writer and broadcaster, d. 7/8/2009 in Montreal, Quebec at 74. CBCnews.ca, 7/10/2009 {http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2009/07/10/dobbin-obit-jazz.html}.
    d. 7/9/2009; b. Leonard M. Dobbin 2/23/1935 in Montreal, Quebec. Globe and Mail, 8/8/8/2009; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Dolla, rapper, d. 5/18/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 21; b. Roderick Anthony Burton II 1988 in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles Times online, 5/19/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beverlycenter19-2009may19,0,1667313.story}; CNN.com, 5/19/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/19/california.rapper.killed/index.html}; stltoday.com, 5/19/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=roderick-burton&pid=127457321}.

  • Dollar, Jonny, pioneering British trip hop producer, songwriter, keyboardist, and guitarist, d. 5/29/2009 in London; b. Jonathan Sharp 1964 in Cornwall. Independent online, 6/18/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jonny-dollar-musician-and-producer-whose-work-with-massive-attack-pioneered-the-genre-of-trip-hop-1707860.html}.

  • Donoho, Preble Earle, pianist turned printer, d. 10/19/2009 in Silver Spring, MD at 79; b. in Bethesda, MD. washingtonpost.com, 12/13/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/12/AR2009121202707.html}.

  • Dorsey, Willa Mae, gospel singer, d. 1/5/2009 in Portland, OR at 75; b. 7/2/1933 in Atlanta, GA. OregonLive.com, 1/12/2009 {http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/01/veteran_gospel_singer_willa_ma.html}.

  • Downes, Sir Edward, British conductor, d. 7/10/2009 in Zurich, Switzerland at 85; b. 1924 in Birmingham. Associated Press via Google News, 7/14/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gZ6RAogxyzEyJkN11Zkw-lgnH9igD99E7JHG0}; Associated Press via Yahoo!News, 7/14/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090714/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_obit_downes}; STLtoday.com, 7/14/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_OBIT_DOWNES?SITE=MOSTP}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/15/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-me-edward-downes15-2009jul15,0,1407476.story}; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 9/10, September/October 2009.
    Edward Thomas Downes; b. 6/17/1924. Opera, v. 60 no. 9, September 2009; Opera News, v. 74 no. 4, October 2009.

  • Downie, Andrew Fraser, British actor, director, and singer, d. 4/15/2009 in London; b. 5/26/1922 in Edinburgh. Independent online, 5/15/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/andrew-downie-director-singer-and-actor-whose-parts-ranged-from-gilbert-and-sullivan-to-dr-finlays-casebook-1685178.html}.

  • Drake, Bob, jazz producer, d. 5/12/2009 in Chicago, IL. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Drew, David, British musicologist, critic, author, and publisher, d. 7/25/2009 at 78; b. 9/19/1930 in Putney, south-west London. guardian.co.uk, 8/2/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/aug/02/obituary-david-drew}; Times Online, 8/5/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6739167.ece}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009; Kurt Weill Newsletter, v. 27 no. 2, Fall 2009.
    d. in London. New York Times online, 8/17/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/17/arts/17drew.html}; Österreichische Musikzeitschrift, v. 64 no. 10, 2009.
    also record producer. Opera, v. 60 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Dullaghan, Steve "Dulla", British rock bassist and songwriter, d. 2/2009 at 45; b. in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. guardian.co.uk, 2/17/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/feb/17/steve-dullaghan-obituary}.
    d. 2/4/2009 in Coventry; b. Steven Anthony Dullaghan 12/18/1966. Independent online, 4/13/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/steve-dullaghan-bassist-and-foundermember-of-the-primitives-1668044.html}.

  • Eaglin, Snooks, R&B guitarist, d. 2/18/2009 in New Orleans, LA at 72; b. Fird Eaglin Jr. 1937 in New Orleans, LA. NOLA.com, 2/18/2009 {http://blog.nola.com/keithspera/2009/02/snooks_eaglin_19372009.html}.
    also singer. STLtoday.com, 2/18/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_EAGLIN?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 2/19/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/20/arts/music/20eaglin.html}; Rolling Stone, no 1074, 3/19/2009; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.
    b. 1/21/1936. guardian.co.uk, 2/20/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/20/snooks-eaglin-obituary}.

  • Edelmann, Heinz, German art director of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine, d. 7/21/2009 in Stuttgart at 75; b. 1934 in Aussig, Czechoslovakia. SLTtoday.com, 7/21/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_GERMANY_OBIT_EDELMANN?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 7/23/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/arts/design/23edelmann.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1085, 8/20/2009.

  • Edmonson, Travis, folk singer and songwriter, d. 5/9/2009 in Mesa, AZ; b. 9/23/1932 in Long Beach, CA. www.travisedmonson.com, 5/10?/2009 {http://www.travisedmonson.com/capsulebiog.htm}; AZ Republic Online, 5/11/2009 {http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2009/05/10/20090510B1-talker0511.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/12/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-travis-edmonson12-2009may12,0,6106526.story}.
    also guitarist; b. Travis Jerome Edmonson. New York Times online, 5/14/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/arts/music/14edmonson.html}.

  • Ehret, Walter, choral conductor, teacher, and author, d. 2009; b. 1918. Choral Journal, v. 50 no. 7, February 2010.

  • Elkins, Margreta, Australian mezzo, d. 4/1/2009 in Brisbane at 78; b. Margaret Ann Enid Geater 10/16/1930 in Brisbane. Telegraph.co.uk, 4/16/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/5149448/Margreta-Elkins.html}; Opera News, v. 74 no. 1, July 2009; Opera, v. 60 no. 7, July 2009; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Ellory, Jack (Alfred John), British session flautist, d. 7/5/2009 at 89; b. 6/18/1920 in Tywardreath, Cornwall. Times Online, 9/7/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6823902.ece}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Elms, Albert, British composer of television, film, and military music, d. 10/14/2009 at 89; b. 2/28/1920 in Newington, Kent. Times Online, 11/11/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6911502.ece}.

  • English, Michael, British artist and rock musician, d. 9/25/2009 at 68; b. 9/5/1941 in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

  • Erdmann, Dietrich, German composer and music professor, d. 4/22/2009 in Berlin at 91; b. 7/20/1917 in Bonn. Orchester, v. 57 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Escalona, Rafael, Colombian vallenato composer, d. 5/13/2009 at 81; b. Rafael Calixto Escalona Martinez 5/27/1927 in Patillal. Telegraph.co.uk, 5/15/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/5330887/Rafael-Escalona.html}.
    also performer, d. 5/12/2009 in Bogota. APP.com, 5/15/2009 {http://www.app.com/article/20090515/NEWS/90515061/1001/rss}.
    d. 5/13/2009. New York Times online, 5/19/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/arts/music/19escalona.html}.

  • Evans, Donald "Ean", rock bassist, d. 5/6/2009 in Columbus, MS at 48; b. in Atlanta, GA. stltoday.com, 5/7/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=donald-evans&pid=127039894}; New York Times online, 5/8/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/arts/music/08evans.html}; Google News, 5/8/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5geUi6KiT_tRqvBWde4CP_289b2YQD981LI6G1}.

  • Evdokimova-Gregori, Eva, ballerina, d. 4/3/2009 in Manhattan at 60; b. 1948 in Geneva. New York Times online, 4/6/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/06/arts/dance/06evdokimova.html}.

  • Farrington, Neil, British heavy metal drummer, d. 12/20/2009 at 38. Noisecreep, 12/28/2009 {http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/12/28/cerebral-fix-drummer-dies-at-38/}.

  • Farris, Amy, fiddler, d. ca. 9/26/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 40; b. in Austin, TX. Austin Music Source (blog), 9/30/2009 {http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/music/entries/2009/09/30/friends_say_fiddler_farris_fou.html}.
    also singer and songwriter; b. 10/20/1968. Los Angeles Times online, 10/2/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-amy-farris2-2009oct02,0,4854445.story}.

  • Fegelson, Selma Fishman, pharmacy worker, opera singer, d. 4/30/2009 in Washington, DC at 97; b. in Philadelphia, PA. washingtonpost.com, 5/22/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052104254.html}.

  • Feinstein, Chris, rock bassist, d. 12/16?/2009 in Manhattan at 42. Spinner Canada, 12/16/2009 {http://www.spinner.ca/2009/12/16/chris-feinstein-death/}.

  • Ferguson, Gene, tenor and teacher, d. 6/3/2009 in Columbia, SC; b. 6/4/1930 in Windsor, MO. Opera News, v. 74 no. 3, September 2009.

  • Ferguson, Steve, blues/rock guitarist, d. 10/7/2009 in Louisville, KY at 60; b. in Louisville, KY. courier-journal.com, 10/8/2009 {http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910080355}.
    also singer and songwriter; b. 11/22/1948. New York Times online, 10/17/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/arts/music/18ferguson.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1091, 11/12/2009.

  • Ferrante, Arthur Richard, pianist, d. 9/19/2009 in Longboat Key, FL at 88; b. 9/7/1921 in New York, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 9/21/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-arthur-ferrante21-2009sep21,0,5788034.story}; STLtoday.com, 9/21/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_FERRANTE?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 9/22/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/arts/music/22ferrante.html}.

  • Fine, Wilma Cozart, record producer, d. 9/21/2009 in Harrison, NY at 82; b. 3/29/1927 in Aberdeen, MS. New York Times online, 9/24/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/25/arts/music/25fine.html}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • Fisher, Gilbert B., music teacher, choirmaster, singer, and actor, d. 9/14/2009 in St. Louis, MO at 69. STLtoday.com, 9/18/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/A58E847B7C861D89862576350011AC90?OpenDocument}.
    b. 1940. Choral Journal, v. 50 no. 7, February 2010.

  • Fissette, Nicholas, jazz trumpeter, d. 4/25/2009 in Uccle, Belgium at 81. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Flagello, Ezio, bass, d. 3/19/2009 in Palm Bay, FL at 78; b. 1/28/1931 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 3/24/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/24/theater/24flagello.html}; Opera News, v. 73 no. 12, June 2009; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 5, May 2009.
    also played flugelhorn, trumpet, and violin. Opera, v. 60 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Flindt, Flemming, Danish cancer, choreographer, and company director, d. 3/10/2009 in Sarasota, FL at 72; b. 1936 in Copenhagen. New York Times online, 3/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/06/arts/dance/06flindt.html}.

  • Fodi, John, Canadian music librarian and composer, d. 11/2/2009; b. 1944. Canadian Music Centre website, 11/3/2009 {http://www.musiccentre.ca/apps/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.FA_dsp_details&newsid=1250}.
    d. at 65. globeandmail.com, 11/6/2009 {http://v1.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/Deaths.20091106.93213051/BDAStory/BDA/deaths}.

  • Fohrenbach, Jean-Claude, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. 3/30/2009 in Villiers-le-Duc, France at 84. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Ford, Clinton, British multigenre popular singer, d. 10/21/2009 at 77; b. Ian George Stopford Harrison 11/4/1931 in Salford. guardian.co.uk, 10/22/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/22/clinton-ford-obituary}.
    d. in Douglas, Isle of Man. Independent online, 10/23/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/clinton-ford-singer-and-entertainer-whose-versatility-was-both-his-strength-and-his-weakness-1807575.html}.

  • Forsman, Clyde, woodworker, accordionist, and singer, d. 6/5/2009 in San Francisco, CA at 94; b. in California. SFGate.com, 6/17/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/SFGate/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=128536269}.

  • Fort, Robert E. Jr., organist, choirmaster, music professor, d. 1/29/2009 in Deland, FL; b. in Ocala, FL. American Organist, v. 43 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Fortune, Jesse, a.k.a. Fortune Tellin Man, blues singer, d. 8/31/2009 in Chicago, IL at 79; b. in Macon, MS. Associated Press via Yahoo!News, 9/1/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090901/ap_on_re_us/deaths_5}; Los Angeles Times online, 9/2/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings2-2009sep02,0,4923428.story}.

  • Fortune, Nigel Cameron, British musicologist, d. 4/10/2009 at 84; b. 12/5/1924 in Birmingham. guardian.co.uk, 4/23/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/apr/23/nigel-fortune-obituary}; 17th century music, v. 18 no. 2, Spring 2009.

  • Foss, Lukas, composer, pianist, and conductor, d. 2/1/2009 in Manhattan at 86; b. Lukas Fuchs 8/15/1922 in Berlin. New York Times online, 2/1/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/02/arts/music/02foss.html}; STLtoday.com, 2/2/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_FOSS?SITE=MOSTP}; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 3, March 2009; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009; Classical Guitar, v. 27 no. 7, March 2009; Opera News, v. 74 no. 1, July 2009.

  • Foster, Susanna, singer and actress, d. 1/17/2009 in Englewood, NJ at 84; b. Suzanne DeLee Flanders Larson 12/6/1924 in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles Times online, 1/20/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-susannafoster20-2009jan20,0,3670188.story}; Variety online, 1/20/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117998809.html}; New York Times online, 1/21/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/arts/music/21foster.html}.
    b. Susanna DeLee Flanders. Independent online, 1/26/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/susanna-foster-singer-and-actress-who-starred-in-lsquothe-phantom-of-the-operarsquo-opposite-claude-rains-1515896.html}.

  • Fox, Baynard L., d. 9/30/1982 at 50; b. 9/21/1932. Hymn, v. 44 no. 4, Oct. 1993.
    d. 10/9/1982. Personal email from Rebecca Fox Jakoby (sister), 3/7/2009.

  • Francois, Jacqueline, jazz vocalist, d. ca. 3/7/2009 in Paris, France at 87. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Fuchs, Gerhardt "Jerry", punk drummer, d. 11/8/2009 in Brooklyn, NY at 34. Spinner, 11/8/2009 {http://www.spinner.com/2009/11/08/brooklyn-drummer-jerry-fuchs-dies-after-fall-down-elevator-shaft/}; New York Times online, 11/8/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/nyregion/09elevator.html}; EW.com, 11/9/2009 {http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/11/09/jerry-fuchs-drummer-dies/}.
    b. in Georgia. New York Post online, 11/9/2009 {http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/indie_rocker_tragedy_vzvH9sBXvWVA5hjdDPaR0I}.

  • Gaba, Hal, music publisher, d. 3/9/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 63; b. 1946 in Oakland, CA. Billboard, v. 121 no. 13, 4/4/2009.

  • Galasso, Michael John, theater and film composer and violinist, d. 9/9/2009 in Paris, France at 60; b. 1949 in Hammond, LA. 2theadvocate.com, 9/20/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=michael-john-galasso&pid=133129025}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • Gans, Danny, Vegas singer/impressionist/comedian, d. 5/1/2009 in Las Vegas, NV at 52. CNN.com, 5/1/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/05/01/obit.gans/index.html}.
    b. Daniel Davies Gans. New York Times online, 5/20/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/21/us/21land.html}.

  • Garrett, Eric, British bass, d. 5/8/2009 on Majorca; b. 6/10/1931 in Skelton, Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire. Independent online, 6/19/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/eric-garrett-bass-who-sang-more-than-70-roles-in-40-years-at-covent-garden-1708921.html}; Opera, v. 60 no. 7, July 2009.
    d. 5/7/2009. Opera News, v. 74 no. 2, August 2009.

  • Garvey, William, songwriter, d. 8/3/2009 in Cleveland, OH at 51. Los Angeles Times online, 9/25/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings25-2009sep25,0,7302299,full.story}.

  • Gaskin, Leonard Ogarro, jazz bassist, d. 1/24/2009 at 88; b. 8/25/1920. guardian.co.uk, 5/25/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/25/obituary-leonard-gaskin}.
    d. in Bayside Queens, NY. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Gately, Stephen, Irish pop singer, d. 10/10/2009 on Majorca, Spain at 33. CNN.com, 10/11/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/10/11/boyzone.death/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 10/11/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_OBIT_STEPHEN_GATELY?SITE=MOSTP}; Times Online, 10/11/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article6869799.ece}.
    d. near Port d'Andratx, Mallorca, Spain. Associated Press via Google News, 10/11/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iFst7jd4fz7xXtDEzBDH-4oRegAgD9B8RJVO0}; New York Times online, 10/13/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/arts/music/13gately.html}.

  • Gee, Mickey, Welsh rock guitarist, d. 1/21/2009 in Cardiff at 64; b. in Cardiff. WalesOnline.co.uk, 1/23/2009 {http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/cardiff-news/2009/01/23/welsh-guitar-hero-mickey-gee-dies-after-illness-battle-91466-22757985/}.
    also singer and songwriter; b. Michael Gee 12/31/1943 in Cardiff. Independent online, 3/21/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mickey-gee-prolific-guitarist-who-worked-with-tom-jones-and-joe-cocker-1650630.html}.

  • George, Carolyn, a.k.a. Carolyn George d'Amboise, photographer and ballerina, d. 2/10/2009 in Manhattan at 81; b. 9/6/1927 in Dallas, TX. New York Times online, 2/11/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/arts/dance/12george.html}.

  • Gessesse, Tlahoun, Ethiopian popular singer, d. 4/19/2009 at 68; b. 9/27/1940 in Addis Ababa. guardian.co.uk, 5/7/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/07/tlahoun-gessesse-obituary}.

  • Gideon, Steve, Broadway actor, singer, and dancer, d. 5/1/2009 in West Hollywood, CA at 52; b. Stephen Craig Hayes 11/13/1956 in Richmond, VA. Los Angeles Times online, 5/10/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-me-steve-gideon10-2009may10,0,4525591.story}.

  • Giebel, Slava, German heavy metal guitarist, d. 5/23/2009 at 20. Noisecreep, 5/29/2009 {http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/05/29/strydegor-guitarist-slava-giebel-killed-in-car-crash/}.

  • Gipson, Carl Horace, singer (tenor) and actor, d. 12/20/2009 in Washington, DC at 83; b. in Beaumont, TX. washingtonpost.com, 1/17/2010 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/16/AR2010011602781_2.html}.

  • Girdis, Rob, luthier, d. 2009; b. 1953. American Lutherie, no. 99, Fall 2009.

  • Giuliani, François, opera publicist, d. 6/22/2009 in Bruges, Belgium; b. 8/5/1938 in Algiers, Algeria. Opera News, v. 74 no. 3, September 2009.

  • Glaskin, Claire, British choreographer, d. 3/27/2009 in Essex at 50; b. 5/11/1958 in London. Opera, v. 60 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Goldmann, Friedrich, German composer, d. in Berlin at 68; b. 1941 in Chemnitz. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 9/10, September/October 2009.
    also conductor, d. 7/27/2009; b. in Siegmar-Schönau, Chemnitz. Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, v. 170 no. 5, September/October 2009.

  • Goodie, Beverly, promoter/manager, d. 7/17/2009 in Houston, TX. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Goodwin, Jim, jazz pianist and cornetist, d. 4/19/2009 in Portland, OR at 66. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Gosdin, Vern, country music singer-songwriter, d. 4/28/2009 in Nashville, TN at 74; b. 8/5/1934 in Woodland, AL. TENNESSEAN.COM, 4/29/2009 {http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090429/TUNEIN/90429005/1005/ENTERTAINMENT}; stltoday.com, 4/29/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_GOSDIN?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Graham, Bobby, British rock drummer, d. 2009; b. 1940. New York Times online, 12/23/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/12/23/magazine/music-they-made-audioss/index.html}.

  • Grant, Genie, jazz vocalist, d. 4/25/2009 in Dallas, TX at 76. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Green, Archie, folklorist and musicologist, d. 3/22/2009 in San Francisco, CA at 91; b. Aaron Green in Winnipeg, Manitoba. New York Times online, 3/28/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/books/29green.html}.
    b. 6/29/1917. Independent online, 4/6/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/archie-green-folklorist-and-musicologist-1663418.html}.

  • Greenberg, Bob, music industry executive, d. 9/11/2009 in West Hills, Los Angeles, CA at 75; b. 5/8/1934 in New Haven, CT. Los Angeles Times online, 9/15/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings16-2009sep16,0,825690.story}; Variety online, 9/16/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118008735.html}.

  • Greenwell, Constance Hunter, organist, d. 2/8/2009 in Dallas, TX at 81; b. 9/14/1927 in Knoxville, TN. American Organist, v. 43 no. 7, July 2009.

  • Greenwich, Ellie, pop/rock songwriter, d. 8/26/2009 in Manhattan at 68; b. Eleanor Louise Greenwich 10/23/1940 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 8/26/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/arts/music/27greenwich.html}; stltoday.com, 8/26/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=ellie-greenwich&pid=131930983}; brisbanetimes.com.au, 8/27/2009 {http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/music/ellie-greenwich-cowriter-chapel-of-love-dies-20100218-ogj7.html}.
    also arranger, producer, and backup singer. washingtonpost.com, 8/28/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/27/AR2009082703991.html}; Independent online, 8/31/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ellie-greenwich-cowriter-of-such-pop-classics-as-lsquoda-doo-ron-ronrsquo-lsquobe-my-babyrsquo-and-lsquoleader-of-the-packrsquo-1779726.html}.

  • Gregg, Susan, director and producer of plays and musicals, d. ca. 7/20/2009 in St. Louis, MO at 65. STLtoday.com, 7/23/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/1FDE21C43FED9253862575FB0080A51E?OpenDocument}.

  • Grindea, Carola, British piano teacher, d. 7/10/2009 at 95; b. Carola Rabinovici 1/29/1914 in Piatra Neamt, Moldovia. Telegraph.co.uk, 7/23/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/5895572/Professor-Carola-Grindea.html}.

  • Groucutt, Kelly, English rock bassist, d. 2/19/2009 in Worcester at 63. STLtoday.com, 2/20/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_OBIT_GROUCUTT?SITE=MOSTP}.
    d. 2/10/2009. New York Times online, 2/26/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/arts/music/26groucutt.html}.
    b. 1945. Rolling Stone, no 1074, 3/19/2009.

  • Gurley, James, rock guitarist, d. 12/20/2009 in Palm Springs, CA. Big Brother and the Holding Company website, 12/20/2009 {http://www.bbhc.com/}.
    d. at 69; b. 12/22/1939. emusic message boards, 12/20/2009 {http://www.emusic.com/messageboard/viewTopic.html?topicId=221530}.
    b. in Detroit, MI. Spinner, 12/22/2009 {http://www.spinner.com/2009/12/22/big-brother-and-the-holding-company-guitarist-james-gurley-dies/}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/24/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-james-gurley24-2009dec24,0,1577562.story}; STLtoday.com, 12/24/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_JAMES_GURLEY?SITE=MOSTP}; chicagotribune.com, 12/25/2009 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-obit-gurleydec25,0,1654488.story}.
    d. in Palm Desert, CA. New York Times online, 12/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/25/arts/music/25gurley.html}.

  • Gustavson, Eva, alto, d. 2/10/2009 in San Pedro, CA; b. 2/18/1917 in Dovrehallen, Norway. Opera News, v. 73 no. 12, June 2009.

  • Hagglof, Gosta, jazz producer, d. 3/8/2009 in Norway at ca. 75. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Hale, Monte, singing cowboy of movies, d. 3/29/2009 in Studio City, CA at 89; b. in Texas. ContraCostaTimes.com, 3/30/2009 {http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_12030179}.
    b. in San Angelo, TX. New York Times online, 4/2/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/movies/02hale.html}.

  • Hall, Alaina Reed, actress and singer, d. 12/17/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 63. PopEater, 12/21/2009 {http://www.popeater.com/2009/12/21/alaina-reed-hall-of-sesame-street-and-227-dies-at-63/}.

  • Hallett, Andy, actor and singer, d. 3/29/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 33; b. in Osterville, MA. E! Online, 3/30/2009 {http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b106789_angel_star_andy_hallett_dies_of_heart.html}; SCI FI Waire, 3/30/2009 {http://scifiwire.com/2009/03/angel-star-andy-hallett-d.php}; STLtoday.com, 3/31/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_ANDY_HALLETT?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Hanell, Robert, German composer and music director, d. 3/14/2009 in Fredersdorf at 84. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 5, May 2009; Orchester, v. 57 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Hangal, Gangubai, Indian classical singer, d. 7/21/2009 in Hubli at 96; b. 3/5/1913 in Karnataka state. STLtoday.com, 7/21/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_INDIA_OBIT_GANGUBAI_HANGAL?SITE=MOSTP}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/24/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings24-2009jul24,0,629083.story}.

  • Hannan, Tony, jazz drummer, d. 5/3/2009 in Duxbury, MA at 81. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Hanson, Jeff, rock singer-songwriter, d. 6/5/2009 in St. Paul, MN at 31. StarTribune.com, 6/5/2009 {http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/47108762.html}.
    b. in Milwaukee, WI. MSN.com, 6/8/2009 {http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=413282}.

  • Hanson, Ola, jazz trombonist, d. 2/9/2009 in Columbus, OH at 76. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Harper, Kenneth, bassist and teacher, d. at 45. Strad, v. 120, no. 1429, May 2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 4, July/August 2009.

  • Harpham, Virginia Ruth, violinist, d. 4/13/2009 in Bethesda, MD at 91; b. in Huntington, IN. washingtonpost.com, 4/29/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/28/AR2009042803396.html}.

  • Harshaw, George Hatton Sr., bass-baritone, voice teacher, choir director, d. 11/2/2009 in Silver Spring, MD at 83; b. in Hickory, NC. washingtonpost.com, 11/20/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/19/AR2009111904062.html}.

  • Hart, Tim, British folk singer, d. 12/24/2009 at 61. undercover.com.au, 12/27/2009 {http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=9914}.
    b. 1/9/1948. The Mudcat Cafe, 12/25/2009 {http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=126028}.
    b. in Lincoln; d. in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain. guardian.co.uk, 12/29/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/dec/29/tim-hart-obituary}; msnbc, 12/30/2009 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34635735/ns/entertainment-music/}; BBC News online, 12/31/2009 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8435839.stm}; New York Times online, 12/31/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/arts/music/31hart.html}.

  • Havernstein, Muriel, jazz pianist, d. in Nobleboro, ME at 85. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Hawdon, Richard, British jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and teacher, d. 6/24/2009 in Leeds; b. 8/27/1927 in Leeds. Independent online, 8/1/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/richard-hawdon-jazz-trumpeter-and-bandleader-1765915.html}.
    Dickie Hawdon. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Hawes, Bess Lomax, musician and folklorist, d. 11/27/2009 in Portland, OR at 88; b. 1/21/1921 in Austin, TX. Los Angeles Times online, 11/30/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bess-lomax-hawes30-2009nov30,0,969391.story}; STLtoday.com, 12/1/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_HAWES?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. Bess Brown Lomax. New York Times online, 11/30/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/arts/music/01hawes.html}.

  • Hawksworth, Johnny, jazz pianist and bassist, d. ca. 7/2009 in the United Kingdom at 85. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Healey, James S., music librarian, d. 7/31/2009; b. 7/14/1931 in Chicago, IL. Beethoven Journal, v. 24 no. 2, Winter 2009.

  • Heck, Trotty, jazz pianist, d. 2/13/2009 in Indianapolis, IN at ca. 72. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Hedrenius, Gugge, jazz pianist, d. 4/27/2009 in Sweden at 70. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Heidkamp, Konrad, writer on jazz, d. 1/11/2009 in Hamburg, Germany at 61. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Helleny, Joel, jazz trombonist, d. 6/20/2009 at 53. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Henry, Kent, blues-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, d. 3/18/2009 in Portland, OR; b. Henry Plischke 4/5/1948 in Hollywood, CA. Independent online, 3/30/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/kent-henry-guitarist-with-steppenwolf-and-blues-image-1657169.html}.

  • Higgins, Eddie, jazz pianist, d. 8/31/2009 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at 77; b. 1932 in Cambridge, MA. chicagotribune.com, 9/2/2009 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-obit-ed-higgins-02sep02,0,1489219.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Hilferty, Robert, critic, d. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.
    also editor, activist, and filmmaker, d. 7/24/2009 in New York, NY; b. 12/14/1959 in Teaneck, NJ. Opera News, v. 74 no. 4, October 2009.

  • Hill, Rocky, rock guitarist, d. 4/10/2009 in the Houston, TX area at 62; b. John Rockford Hill 12/1/1946. Chron.com, 4/13/2009 {http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6371553.html}.

  • Hillman, David, British tenor, d. 8/8/2009 in London at 74; b. 1937 in London. Opera, v. 60 no. 12, December 2009.

  • Hockridge, Edmund, singer and actor, d. 3/15/2009 at 89; b. 1919 in Vancouver, BC. Times Online, 3/17/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5919521.ece}.

  • Holdridge, Cheryl, actress, singer, and dancer, d. 1/6/2009 in Santa Monica, CA at 64; b. Cheryl Lynn Phelps 6/20/1944 in New Orleans, LA. New York Times online, 1/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/arts/television/11holdridge.html}.

  • Holland, Jerry, Canadian fiddler and composer, d. at 54. Strad, v. 120, no. 1433, September 2009.

  • Hollering, Charly, jazz clarinetist, d. 5/24/2009 in Stuttgart, Germany at 65. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Holst, Timothy J., singing circus ringmaster and talent czar, d. 4/16/2009 in São Paulo, Brazil at 61; b. 10/9/1947 in Galesburg, IL. New York Times online, 4/22/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/23/arts/23holst.html}.

  • Hope, Julian John Somerset, British opera director, 2nd Baron Glendevon, grandson of Somerset Maugham, d. 9/29/2009 at 59; b. 3/16/1950 in London. guardian.co.uk, 11/4/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/04/julian-hope-obituary}; Opera News, v. 74 no. 9, March 2010.

  • Hopper, Hugh, British rock/jazz bassist, d. 6/7/2009 at 64; b. in Kent. jazzwisemagazine.com, 6/8/2009 {http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/component/content/10854?task=view}.
    Hugh Colin Hopper, d. in Kent; b. 4/29/1945 in Canterbury. New York Times online, 6/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/arts/music/11hopper.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Horak, Robert Phillip, violinist, d. 11/23/2009 in Clinton, MD at 88; b. in Detroit, MI. washingtonpost.com, 12/13/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/12/AR2009121202682.html}.

  • Horig, Gunter, jazz pianist, d. 1/17/2009 in Dresden, Germany at 81. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Howard, Roland S., Australo-British rock guitarist, d. 12/30/2009 at 50. Spinner, 12/30/2009 {http://www.spinner.com/2009/12/30/birthday-party-guitarist-roland-s-howard-dies-aged-50/}.
    Rowland S. Howard, d. in Melbourne. theage.com.au, 12/31/2009 {http://www.theage.com.au/national/rowland-howard-hangs-up-his-guitar-for-keeps-20091230-ljxn.html}; SIDE-LINE, 1/1/2010 {http://www.side-line.com/news_comments.php?id=44008_0_2_0_C}.

  • Hughes, Allen, music and dance critic, d. 11/16/2009 in Sarasota, FL at 87; b. 12/28/1921 in Brownsburg, IN. New York Times online, 11/17/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/arts/dance/19hughes.html}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010; Opera News, v. 74 no. 9, March 2010.

  • Hunt, Lois, soprano, d. 7/26/2009 in Manhattan at 84; b. Lois Harriet Marcus in York, PA. New York Times online, 7/28/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/arts/music/28hunt.html}; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 9/10, September/October 2009.
    b. 11/26/1924. Opera News, v. 74 no. 4, October 2009.

  • Hutcherson, Laddie Gene, rocker, d. 5/30/2009 in Ash Flat, AR at 64. Batesville Daily Guard online, 6/1/2009 {http://www.guardonline.com/content/laddie-hutcherson}; Memphis Flyer online, 6/4/2009 {http://www.memphisflyer.com/SingAllKinds/archives/2009/06/04/in-memoriam-koko-taylor-and-laddie-hutcherson}.
    Laddie "Fat Laddie" Hutcherson, blues singer, guitarist, and bandleader, d. in Cherokee Village, AR; b. 4/4/1945. tampabay.com, 6/3/2009 {http://www.tampabay.com/news/obituaries/article1006761.ece}.

  • Hutchins, Carleen Maley, luthier and pioneering string instrument acoustician, d. 8/7/2009 in Wolfeboro, NH at 98; b. 5/24/1911 in Springfield, MA. New York Times online, 8/8/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/arts/music/09hutchins.html}; Strad, v. 120, no. 1434, October 2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.

  • Infeld, Peter, Austrian string manufacturer, d. at 67. Strad, v. 120, no. 1430, June 2009; Orchester, v. 57 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Interior, Lux, pioneering punk singer, songwriter, and bandleader, d. 2/4/2009 at 62; b. Erick Lee Purkhiser. MTV.com, 2/4/2009 {http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1604336/20090204/story.jhtml}; STLtoday.com, 2/6/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_LUX_INTERIOR?SITE=MOSTP}.
    d. in Glendale, CA; b. in Stow, OH. New York Times online, 2/5/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/arts/music/06interior.html}.
    b. 10/21/1946. Independent online, 2/6/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/lux-interior-singer-with-the-cramps-1547620.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1073, 3/5/2009.

  • Jackson, Michael, pop superstar (singer, dancer, songwriter), d. 6/25/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 50. TMZ.com, 6/25/2009 {http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest/}.
    Michael Joseph Jackson, b. 8/29/1958 in Gary, IN. New York Times online, 6/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/arts/music/26jackson.html}; stltoday.com, 6/25/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=michael-jackson&pid=128911426}; guardian.co.uk, 6/26/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jun/26/michael-jackson-obituary}; Times Online, 6/26/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6581850.ece}; Telegraph.co.uk, 6/26/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/celebrity-obituaries/5643156/Michael-Jackson.html}; Independent online, 6/27/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/michael-jackson-singer-whose-personal-troubles-overshadowed-his-status-as-one-of-pops-greatest-performers-1721571.html}.

  • Jairazbhoy, Nazir Ali, ethnomusicologist, d. 6/20/2009 in Van Nuys, CA at 81; b. in England. Los Angeles Times online, 6/28/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings28-2009jun28,0,4168037.story}.
    also administrator. SEM Newsletter, v. 43 no. 4, September 2009.

  • Jarre, Maurice, Oscar-winning film composer, d. 3/29/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 84. Le Point.fr, 3/29/2009 {http://www.lepoint.fr/actualites-insolites/deces-de-maurice-jarre-compositeur-de-musiques-de-films-mythiques/918/0/330221}; CNN.com, 3/30/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/30/mauricejarre.alexandredesplat/index.html}; New York Times online, 3/30/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/03/30/arts/international-film-jarre.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 4, July/August 2009.
    b. 1924 in Lyon, France. stltoday.com, 3/30?/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=maurice-jarre&pid=125615554}.
    Maurice Alexis Jarre; b. 9/13/1924. guardian.co.uk, 3/31/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/mar/31/maurice-jarre-obituary}; Times Online, 3/31/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6004815.ece}.
    Maurice-Alexis Jarre. Independent online, 3/31/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/maurice-jarre-composer-who-won-three-oscars-for-his-work-with-david-lean-1657999.html}.
    d. 3/28/2009 in Malibu, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 3/31/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-maurice-jarre31-2009mar31,0,4263401.story}.

  • Jarrett, Ted (Theodore R.), R&B and country pianist, singer, songwriter, producer, and publisher, d. 3/21/2009 in Nashville, TN; b. 10/17/1925 in Nashville, TN. Independent online, 4/14/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ted-jarrett-musician-labelowner-and-producer-who-brought-rb-to-nashville-1668287.html}.

  • Jarvis, Duane, rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter, d. 4/1/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 51. Tennessean.com, 4/1/2009 {http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990401037}.
    d. in Marina del Rey, CA; b. 8/22/1957 in Astoria, OR. Los Angeles Times online, 4/1/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-duane-jarvis2-2009apr02,0,7135509.story}.

  • Jeffries, Dewey, jazz pianist, bassist, and vocalist, d. 7/17/2009 in Cleveland Heights, OH at 68. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Jerett, Nick, jazz reeds player, d. 1/30/2009 in Boston, MA at 90. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Jerome, Richard W. "Dick", flutist and flutemaker, d. 2/27/2009 in East Thetford, VT at 86; b. in Montpelier, VT. Jerome Family Genealogy website, 2/28/2009 {http://www.jeromefamily.org/rwj/}.

  • Jeter, Claude, gospel singer, d. 1/6/2009 in the Bronx, NY at 94; b. 10/26/1914 in Montgomery, AL. New York Times online, 1/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/arts/music/11jeter.html}.
    Rev. Claude A. Jeter; b. in Birmingham, AL. Independent online, 2/4/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/claude-jeter-influential-gospel-singer-who-refused-to-sing-secular-material-1544960.html}.

  • Johns, Robbie, jazz drummer, guitarist, and vocalist, d. 1/9/2009 at 56. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Johnson, Cornelius, blues drummer, d. 2/1/2009 in Dayton, OH. Dayton Daily News online, 2/9/2009 {http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2009/02/09/ddn020909pineybrownobit.html}.
    d. at ca. 72. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Johnson, David Charles, British musicologist, composer, and expert on Scottish heritage, d. 3/30/2009 at 66; b. 10/27/1942 in Edinburgh. guardian.co.uk, 5/8/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/08/david-johnson-obituary-composer}.

  • Johnson, Leslie, writer, editor, and publisher, d. 1/17/2009 in Minneapolis, MN at ca. 64. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Johnson, Wycliffe, a.k.a. Steely, Jamaican reggae composer, producer, and keyboardist, d. 9/1/2009 in East Patchogue, NY at 47; b. in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica. New York Times online, 9/5/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/06/arts/music/06steely.html}.
    b. 8/18/1962. Telegraph.co.uk, 9/11/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/6175377/Wycliffe-Steely-Johnson.html}.

  • Jones, Buster B "Machine Gun Hands", country guitar virtuoso, d. 2/2/2009 at 49; b. Bradley F. Jones 1959 in Ames, IA. registerguard.com, 2/5/2009 {http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/entertainment/ticket/7064366-41/story.csp}.

  • Jones, Uriel, Motown drummer, d. 3/24/2009 in Dearborn, MI at 74; b. in Detroit. New York Times online, 3/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/arts/music/26jones.html}; stltoday.com, 3/26/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=uriel-jones&pid=125481965}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.
    b. 6/13/1934. Independent online, 3/26/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/uriel-jones-one-of-the-funk-brothers-and-the-last-of-the-great-motown-drummers-1654173.html}.

  • Jordan, Dan, jazz pianist, d. 5/27/2009 in Clawson, MI at 64. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Jung, Hans, jazz pianist, d. 4/22/2009 in Rudesheim, Germany at 88. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Kaan, Fred, Dutch hymn writer, d. 10/4/2009 at 80; b. 7/27/1929 in Haarlem. Times Online, 10/15/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6876821.ece}.

  • Karnau, Kay, pianist, organist, teacher, accompanist, and adjudicator, d. 1/9/2009. Piano Guild Notes, v. 59/no. 1, Summer 2009.

  • Katz, Dick, jazz pianist, record producer, educator, and writer, d. 11/10/2009 in Manhattan at 85; b. Richard Aaron Katz 3/13/1924 in Baltimore, MD. New York Times online, 11/12/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/13/arts/music/13katz.html}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • Kaufman, George, rock bassist, d. 3/15/2009 in Valhalla, NY at 58; b. in New York, NY. Newsday.com, 3/13/2009 {http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ny-likauf1312542514mar13,0,6284420.story}.

  • Keane, Bob, record producer, d. 11/28/2009 in Hollywood, CA at 87; b. Robert Verril Kuhn 1/5/1922 in Manhattan Beach, CA. New York Times online, 12/2/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/arts/music/02keane.html}.
    b. Robert Verrill Kuhn. Independent online, 1/28/2010 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/bob-keane-record-producer-who-kickstarted-the-careers-of-sam-cooke-frank-zappa-and-barry-white-1880948.html}.

  • Kelliher, Lawrence G. "Larry", organist and choir director, d. 6/2/2009 in Madison, WI. American Organist, v. 43 no. 9, September 2009.

  • Kenley, John, theatrical producer, d. 10/23/2009 in Cleveland, OH at 103; b. John Kremchek 2/20/1906 near Denver, CO. Ohio.com, 10/30/2009 {http://www.ohio.com/news/67471302.html}.

  • Kennedy, Charlie, jazz alto saxophonist, d. 4/3/2009 in Ventura, CA at 81. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.
    b. Charles Sumner Kennedy 7/2/1927 in Staten Island, NY. Jazz Journal International, v. 62 no. 5, July 2009.

  • Kent, Aurelia Naomi Canady, music teacher, organist, and choir director, d. 7/31/2009 in Orangeburg, SC at 86. American Organist, v. 43 no 12, December 2009.

  • Khan, Ali Akbar, Bengali sarod master and film composer, d. 6/18/2009 in San Anselmo, CA at 87; b. in Shibpur, Bengal (Bangladesh). New York Times online, 6/19/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/20/arts/music/22khan.html}; Southern California Public Radio online, 6/25/2009 {http://www.scpr.org/news/2009/06/23/memory-indian-musical-genius-opinion/}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.
    b. 4/14/1922. washingtonpost.com, 6/19/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/19/AR2009061902628.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1084, 8/6/2009.
    b. in Shivpur, Bengal. Los Angeles Times online, 6/20/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ali-akbar-khan20-2009jun20,0,4785353.story}.
    d. at 88; b. 1922. World Music Central, 6/20/2009 {http://worldmusiccentral.org/article.php/Sarod_Maestro_Ali_Akbar_Khan_Dies_at_88}.
    d. in San Rafael, CA. Hyphen Magazine online, 6/22/2009 {http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/2009/06/maestro-ali-akbar-khan-1922-20.html}.
    d. 6/19/2009 in San Francisco, CA. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Kielson, Lee, choral conductor and teacher, d. 5/4/2009; b. 1926. Choral Journal, v. 50 no. 1, August 2009.

  • King, Hazel-Thomas Baker, organist, pianist, and choral director, d. 4/8/2009 in Charlottesville, VA at 71; b. 8/5/1937 in Charleston, SC. American Organist, v. 43 no. 7, July 2009.

  • King, John Robert, classical ukelele virtuoso, also guitarist and guitar teacher, d. 4/3/2009 in St. Petersburg, FL at 55; b. 10/13/1953 in San Diego, CA. New York Times online, 4/27/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/arts/music/27king.html}; Soundboard, v. 35 no. 3, 2009.

  • King, Pete (Peter Stephen George), British jazz club owner and saxophonist, d. 12/20/2009 at 80; b. 8/23/1929 in Bow, east London. Telegraph.co.uk, 12/21/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/6860255/Pete-King.html}.
    d. in London. Independent online, 12/23/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/pete-king-the-power-behind-the-throne-at-ronnie-scotts-jazz-club-1848141.html}.

  • King, Willie, blues singer and guitarist, d. 3/8/2009 in Pickens County, AL at 65. New York Times online, 3/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/arts/music/11king.html}; Press-Telegram online, 3/11/2009 {http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_11892139}.
    d. in Montgomery, AL. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • King Burch, Yvonne, jazz/swing singer, d. 12/13/2009 in Santa Barbara, CA at 89. Hollywood Reporter online, 12/15/2009 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i19e664b8acc8921387e81b343b9ecd42}; New York Times online, 12/18/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/arts/music/18burch.html}.
    b. 1/20/1920 in Ephraim, UT. Los Angeles Times online, 12/17/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-yvonne-king17-2009dec17,0,708333.story}.

  • Kinsman, Everett S., organist, d. 1/14/2009 in Bethesda, MD at 86. American Organist, v. 43 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Kirby, Robert Bruce, British orchestrator and arranger, d. 10/3/2009 at 61; b. 4/16/1948 in Hertfordshire. guardian.co.uk, 10/7/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/07/robert-kirby-obituary}.

  • Kirchner, Leon, composer, d. 9/17/2009; b. 1919. NewMusicBox, 9/17/2009 {http://www.newmusicbox.org/article.nmbx?id=6128}.
    b. 1/24/1919. Leonard Lehrman on MLA-L, 9/17/2009.
    also pianist, conductor, and teacher, d. in Manhattan; b. in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 9/17/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/18/arts/music/18kirchner.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Klebe, Giselher, German composer, d. 10/5/2009 in Detmold; b. 1925 in Mannheim. Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, v. 170 no. 6, November/December 2009.

  • Klein, Allen, record publisher, d. 7/4/2009 in New York at 77; b. in New Jersey. msnbc.com, 7/4/2009 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31739113/ns/entertainment-music/}.
    d. in Manhattan; b. in Newark, NJ. New York Times online, 7/4/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/arts/music/05klein.html}.
    b. 12/18/1931. Los Angeles Times online, 7/5/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-allen-klein5-2009jul05,0,4342817.story}; Independent online, 7/6/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/allen-klein-notorious-business-manager-for-the-beatles-and-the-rolling-stones-1732780.html}; Times Online, 7/6/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6643671.ece}; Rolling Stone, no. 1084, 8/6/2009.

  • Klenfner, Michael, music executive, d. 7/14/2009 in New York, NY at 62. Associated Press via Google News, 7/16/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD99FEO300}; STLtoday.com, 7/15/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_MICHAEL_KLENFNER?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Klug, Thomas A., organist, d. 1/8/2009 in Minneapolis, MN at 61. Tracker, v. 53 no. 2, Spring 2009; American Organist, v. 43 no. 5, May 2009.

  • Knechtel, Larry, Grammy-winning multigenre keyboardist and arranger, d. 8/20/2009 in Yakima, WA at 69; b. in Bell, CA. Yakima Herald-Republic Online, 8/21/2009 {http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2009/08/21/08-22-09-knechtel}; STLtoday.com, 8/23/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_KNECHTEL?SITE=MOSTP}.
    also bassist and harmonica player; b. 8/4/1940. Los Angeles Times online, 8/24/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-larry-knechtel24-2009aug24,0,3190712.story}; New York Times online, 8/25/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/25/arts/music/25knechtel.html}; The Boot, 8/25/2009 {http://www.theboot.com/2009/08/25/acclaimed-session-musician-larry-knechtel-dies-at-69/}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.
    also guitarist. Mr. Music blog, 9/11/2009 {http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/musicandnightlife/59066452.html}.

  • Knight, Marie, gospel singer, d. 8/30/2009 in New York, NY; b. 6/1/1925. CHC in Brief (blog), 8/31/2009 {http://crossharpchronicles.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/rip-gospel-legend-marie-knight-611925-8302009/}; All About Jazz, 8/31/2009 {http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=41922}; STLtoday.com, 8/31/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_KNIGHT?SITE=MOSTP}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.
    d. in Harlem. Associated Press via Yahoo!News, 9/1/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090901/ap_en_mu/us_obit_knight_3}.
    b. in Sanford, FL. Los Angeles Times online, 9/2/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-marie-knight2-2009sep02,0,3399953.story}.
    d. at 89; b. Marie Roach 1920. New York Times online, 9/2/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/arts/music/03knight.html}.

  • Kochan, Günter, German composer, d. at 78. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Kooiman, Ewald, organist, teacher, and author, d. 1/25/2009 in Egypt at 70; b. 6/14/1938 in Holland. American Organist, v. 43 no. 5, May 2009.

  • Kopecky, Paul, rock drummer, d. 6/22/2009 in Racine, WI at 37; b. in Rachine, WI. The Journal Times.com, 6/23/2009 {http://www.journaltimes.com/articles/2009/06/23/local_news/doc4a416eebbfc4f307406121.txt}.

  • Koutzen, George, cellist and conductor, d. 2009. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.

  • Krel, Matthew, Australian conductor and artistic director, d. at 64; b. 1945 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. smh.com.au, 5/30/2009 {http://www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/russian-maestro-gave-young-musicians-a-start-20090529-bq68.html}.

  • Kreston, Judy, cabaret singer, d. 12/23/2009 in New York, NY at 76; b. in Chicago, IL. Playbill.com, 12/23/2009 {http://www.playbill.com/news/article/135510-Judy-Kreston-Cabaret-Singer-Dedicated-to-American-Songbook-Dies}.
    also cabaret owner, d. in Manhattan; b. Rachel Judith Cottle 11/22/1933. New York Times online, 12/31/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/arts/music/31kreston.html}.

  • Kruger, Harry, conductor and music professor, d. 10/8/2009 at 80. Ledger-Enquirer.com, 10/10/2009 {http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/164/story/869025.html}.

  • Kubiczek, Walter, German composer, arranger, and orchestra leader, d. 2009 in Berlin at 77; b. 1931. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 3, March 2009.
    Walter Kubitzek, d. 3/24/2009 at 90. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 5, May 2009.

  • Kunzel, Erich, conductor, d. 9/1/2009 in Swan's Island, ME at 74. Associated Press via Yahoo!News, 9/1/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090901/ap_on_re_us/us_obit_kunzel_1}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 11, November 2009.
    b. in New York, NY. STLtoday.com, 9/2/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_KUNZEL_GMUS-?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. 3/21/1935 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 9/2/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/02/arts/music/02kunzel.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 9/3/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings3-2009sep03,0,5709862.story}.

  • Kurfirst, Gary, rock manager, promoter, publisher, producer, and executive, d. 1/13/2009 in Nassau, the Bahamas at 61. New York Times online, 1/16/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/16/arts/16kurfirst.html}; Variety online, 1/26/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117999070.html}.

  • Kuznik, Joel H., pastor, professor, and organist, d. 4/3/2009 in New York, NY at 72; b. 6/29/1936 in Waukegan, IL. American Organist, v. 43 no. 7, July 2009.

  • La Rue, Danny, British female impersonator, impressionist, comic actor, and singer, d. 5/31/2009 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent at 81; b. Daniel Patrick Carroll 1927 in Cork. New York Times online, 6/3/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/arts/03larue.html}.

  • Lambrakis, Christos, Greek philanthropist and media proprietor, d. 12/21/2009 at 75. Opera, v. 61 no. 4, April 2010.

  • Landon, H.C. (Howard Chandler) Robbins, musicologist, d. 11/20/2009 at 83; b. 3/6/1926 in Boston, MA. guardian.co.uk, 11/24/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/24/hc-robbins-landon-obituary}; Telegraph.co.uk, 11/24/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/6646024/HC-Robbins-Landon.html}; Times Online, 11/25/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6930238.ece}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.
    d. in Rabastens, France. STLtoday.com, 11/25/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_OBIT_ROBBINS_LANDON?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 11/26/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/arts/music/26landon.html}.

  • Lang, Pearl, dancer, choreographer, and teacher, d. 2/24/2009 in Manhattan at 87; b. Pearl Lack 5/29/1921 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 2/26/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/arts/dance/27lang.html}.

  • Lascheid, Vince, organist for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, d. 3/19/2009 at 85. MLB.com, 3/20/2009 {http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090320&content_id=4037022}.

  • Lawrence, Jack, lyricist and songwriter, d. 3/15/2009 in Danbury, CT at 96; b. Jack Lawrence Schwartz 4/7/1912 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 3/18/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/arts/music/18lawrence.html}; Los Angeles Times noline, 3/18/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jack-lawrence18-2009mar18,0,4740551.story}.
    b. Jacob Schwartz. STLtoday.com, 3/18/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_LAWRENCE?SITE=MOSTP}.
    also Broadway producer. NewsTimes.com, 3/18/2009 {http://www.newstimes.com/ci_11931828}.
    b. Jacob Louis Schwartz. washingtonpost.com, 3/18/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/17/AR2009031703363.html}.

  • Lee, Consuela Edmonia, jazz pianist and music professor, d. 12/26/2009 in Atlanta, GA at 83; b. 11/1/1926 in Tallahassee, FL. New York Times online, 1/12/2010 {http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/arts/music/12lee.html}.

  • Leet, Albert, a.k.a. Buddy Lee, banjo player, d. 8/8/2009 in Chicago, IL at 91. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Leff, Henry, salesman and harmonica player, d. 1/14/2009 in Atlanta, GA at 98; b. in Atlanta, GA. ajc.com, 1/22/2009 {http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/01/22/leff0122.html}.

  • Leggio, Carmen, jazz saxophonist, d. 4/17/2009 in Tarrytown, NY at 81. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Lepak, ALexander, percussionist, teacher, composer, and author, d. 3/25/2009 in Windsor, CT at 88; b. in Hartford, CT. Courant.com, 3/26/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/HartfordCourant/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=125479069}; UNOTES Daily, 3/27/2009 {http://www.hartford.edu/daily/Articles.asp?MainID=5685&Category=1}.

  • Lepinski, Jerald, chroal director and teacher, d. 2009? Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • LeRoy, G. Palmer, opera administrator, d. 6/17/2009 in Nantucket, MA; b. 7/15/1929 in New York, NY. Opera News, v. 74 no. 3, September 2009.

  • Levin, Drake, rock guitarist, d. 7/4/2009 in San Francisco, CA at 62; b. Drake Maxwell Levin 8/17/1946 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 7/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/10/arts/music/10levin.html}.

  • Levine, George, a.k.a. George Lorrie, educator, activist, artist, songwriter, and performer, d. 12/29/2009 at 86; b. 1923. New York Times online, 1/10/2010 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=138357552}.

  • Levine, Leonard R. (Len), publsiher and publicist, d. 2009. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.

  • Lewis, George L., vendor of guitar strings, cords, and other accessories, d. 5/22/2009 in Madison, TN at 87. top40-charts.com, 5/27/2009 {http://top40-charts.com/news/Music-Industry/George-L.-Lewis-Passes/48781.html}.

  • Lewis, Marion, music store owner, also singer, pianist, and piano teacher, d. 10/2/2009 in Rockville, MD at 90; b. Marysia Kon in Plock, Poland. washingtonpost.com, 10/27/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/26/AR2009102603186_2.html}.

  • Lewis, Victor Joseph, British jazz bandleader, guitarist, agent, impresario, d. 2/9/2009 in London; b. 7/29/1919 in London. Independent online, 2/25/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/victor-lewis-bandleader-guitarist-and-agent-1631299.html}; guardian.co.uk, 4/15/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/15/obituary-vic-lewis}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.
    d. in Hendon, London; b. in Brent, London. Jazz Journal International, v. 62 no. 4, June 2009.

  • Lima, Nato, Brazilian guitarist and arranger, d. 22/15/2009 in New York, NY; b. 1918. Classical Guitarist, v. 28 no. 5, January 2010.

  • Lister, Big Bill, country musician, d. 12/1/2009 in San Antonio, TX at 86; b. in Texas. cmt.com, 12/2/2009 {http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1627456/big-bill-lister-who-rediscovered-theres-a-tear-in-my-beer-dies-at-86.jhtml}.
    W.E. "Big Bill" Lister; b. 1/5/1923 in Kenedy, TX. mySA, 12/3/2009 {http://www.mysanantonio.com/obituaries/78478337.html}.

  • Littlefield, Jacques Mequet, military historian and organist, d. 1/7/2009 in Portola Valley, CA at 59; b. 1949 in San Francisco, CA. American Organist, v. 43 no. 5, May 2009.

  • Livingston, Alan, music executive, creator of Bozo the Clown, d. 3/13/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 91; b. in McDonald, PA. Variety online, 3/13/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118001212.html}.
    Alan W. Livingston, d. in Beverly Hills, CA; b. 10/15/1917. Los Angeles Times online, 3/14/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-alan-livingston14-2009mar14,0,6920542.story}; STLtoday.com, 3/14/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=alan-livingston&pid=125089171}.
    Alan Wendell Livingston. New York Times online, 3/16/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/17/arts/music/17livingston.html}; guardian.co.uk, 3/20/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/mar/20/alan-livingston-obituary}.

  • Lock, James, British sound engineer, d. at 71. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Locke, Eddie, jazz drummer, d. 9/7/2009 at 79. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Locklin, Hank, country singer, Grand Ole Opry member, d. 3/8/2009 at 91. Opry.com, 3/8/2009 {http://www.opry.com/OpryNews/PressRelease.aspx?id=7577}.
    d. in Brewton, AL; b. Lawrence Hankins Locklin 2/15/1918 in McLellan, FL. New York Times online, 3/9/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/arts/music/10locklin.html}; STLtoday.com, 3/9/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_HANK_LOCKLIN?SITE=MOSTP}; Times online, 3/11/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5882877.ece}; guardian.co.uk, 4/14/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/14/hank-locklin-obituary-country-music}.

  • Loder, Phillip B., jazz pianist, singer, bandleader, producer, composer, and arranger, d. 6/16/2009 in Chesterfield, MO at 48. STLtoday.com, 6/20/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/850199D95BC4F768862575DB000A116C?OpenDocument}.

  • Loebel, Kurt, violinist and teacher, d. 2009? Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • Long, Huey, jazz/bebop/R&B guitarist, banjo player, songwriter, and arranger, d. 6/10/2009 in Houston, TX at 105; b. in Sealy, TX. KHOU.com, 6/11/2009 {http://www.khou.com/news/local/stories/khou090611_tnt_huey-long-obit.6dc282d9.html}.
    also bandleader. Hays Daily News Online, 6/12/209 {http://www.hdnews.net/apnationstory/a1251-BC-Deaths-1stLd-Writethru-06-12-0949}.
    also singer and ukulele player. New York Times online, 6/13/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/13/arts/music/13long.html}.
    b. 4/25/1904. Independent online, 6/17/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/huey-long-singer-and-guitarist-who-found-fame-with-the-ink-spots-1706870.html}.
    d. 6/13/2009 [sic]. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Lopez, Orlando "Cachaito", Cuban jazz bassist, d. 2/9/2009 in Havana at 76; b. ca. 2/3/1933 in Havana. StarTribune.com, 2/10/2009 {http://www.startribune.com/world/39342797.html}; STLtoday.com, 2/10/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_CUBA_OBIT_CACHAITO_LOPEZ?SITE=MOSTP}; Rolling Stone, no. 1073, 3/5/2009.
    Orlando Cachaito López. New York Times online, 2/11/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/11/arts/music/11lopez.html}; Independent online, 2/11/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/orlando-cachaito-lopez-bass-player-who-achieved-belated-fame-with-the-buena-vista-social-club-1606280.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.
    Cachaito Lopez. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Lucie, Lawrence, jazz guitarist, d. 8/14/2009 in Manhattan at 101; b. 12/18/1907 in Emporia, VA. New York Times online, 8/17/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/arts/music/18lucie.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.
    d. at 102. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Lumzy-Wiggins, Chequita, gospel singer, d. 10/24/2009 in New Brunswick, NJ at 50. myCentralJersey.com, 11/2/2009 {http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20091102/NEWS/911020360/-1/newsfront/Member-of-Lumzy-Sisters-gospel-group-remembered-in-song}.

  • Lyle, Malcolm, jazz saxophonist, d. 1/16/2009 in Dayton, OH. Dayton Daily News online, 2/9/2009 {http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2009/02/09/ddn020909pineybrownobit.html}.
    d. at 87. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Ma Si-hon, violinist and teacher, d. 2009. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.

  • MacPherson, George, theater producer, d. 6/3/2009 in Orangeburg, SC at 78; b. in Elrama, PA. New York Times online, 6/6/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/07/nyregion/07macpherson.html}.

  • Märzendorfer, Ernst, Austrian conductor, d. in Vienna at 88. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 11, November 2009.
    d. 9/16/2009; b. 1921 in Oberndorf bei Salzburg. Österreichische Musikzeitschrift, v. 64 no. 10, 2009.

  • Magalona, Francis, a.k.a. FrancisM, Filipino rapper, songwriter, producer, and v.j., d. 3/6/2009 in Manila at 44. MYsinchew.com, 3/6/2009 {http://www.mysinchew.com/node/21985}.

  • Magill, Craig, Canadian jazz supporter, d. 12/31/2009 in New York, NY at 69; b. 1941. jazz elements blog, 1/10/2010 {http://www.jazzelements.com/2010/01/10/edmonton-jazz-supporter-craig-magill-dies/}.

  • Maher, Liam, British rock singer and songwriter, d. 10/20/2009 in London; b. 7/17/1968 in London. Independent online, 12/14/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/liam-maher-lead-singer-with-the-1990s-baggy-band-flowered-up-1840072.html}.

  • Mairants, Lily, wife and business partner of Ivor Mairants, d. 6/16/2009 at 99?; b. 1909?. Classical Guitar, v. 27 no. 12, August 2009.

  • Malaniuk, Ira, mezzo, d. at 91; b. 1923 in Ukraine. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Mally, Trude, Austrian folk singer, d. 6/4/2009 in Vienna; b. Gertrud Barbara Mally 1/21/1928 in Neukettenhof, near Vienna. Independent online, 7/14/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/trude-mally-singer-who-championed-viennas-workingclass-music-1744988.html}.

  • Mancini, Mike, jazz flutist and reeds player, d. 1/1/2009 in Niceville, FL at 82. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Mandikian, Arda, Armenian-Greek soprano, d. 11/8/2009 in Athens at 85; b. 9/1/1924 in Smyrna (now Izmir). Opera, v. 61 no. 1, January 2010.

  • Maneri, Joe (Joseph), jazz performer, composer, and educator, microtonalist, d. 8/24/2009 at 82. All About Jazz, 8/25/2009 {http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=41573}.
    reeds player. Baltimore City Paper : Noise (blog), 8/25/2009 {http://www.citypaper.com/digest.asp?id=18562}.
    d. in Boston, MA; b. Joseph Gabriel Esther Maneri in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 8/31/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/arts/music/30maneri.html}.
    saxophonist, d. in Framingham, MA. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.
    b. 2/9/1927. guardian.co.uk, 10/27/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/27/joe-maneri-obituary}.

  • Manz, Paul Otto, organist and composer, d. 10/28/2009 in St. Paul, MN at 90; b. 5/10/1919 in Cleveland, OH. MorningStar Music Publishers website, 10/29/2009 {http://www.morningstarmusic.com/index.html} and {http://www.morningstarmusic.com/pdfs/Manz%20Memoriam.pdf}; Choral Journal, v. 50 no. 7, February 2010.

  • Mariano, Charlie, jazz-rock alto saxophonist and bandleader, d. 6/16/2009 in Cologne, Germany at 85; b. in Boston, MA. Los Angeles Times online, 6/18/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings18-2009jun18,0,3250531.story}.
    b. 11/12/1923. Times Online, 6/26/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6578599.ece}; Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, v. 170 no. 4, July-August 2009.
    reeds player. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Mark, Louisa Lynthia, British rock singer, d. 10/17/2009 in Gambia at 49; b. 1/11/1960 in Ladbroke Grove, west London. guardian.co.uk, 11/4/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/04/louisa-mark-obituary}.

  • Markle, Sysan Meyer, editor, d. 1/19/2009 in Silver Springs [sic], MD at 80. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Marsh, Tina, vocalist and composer, d. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.
    also producer, d. 6/16/2009 in Austin, TX at 55. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Marshall, Robert Lory, music teacher and band director, d. 4/28/2009 in Oconomowoc, WI at 81; b. 1928 in Martins Ferry, OH. chicagotribune.com, 5/1/2009 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-hed-marshall-01-may01,0,4318399.story}.

  • Martell, Paul, Canadian lutenist, guitarist, musicologist, and professor, d. 8/7/2009 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at 50. Lute Society of America Quarterly, v. 44 no. 3, Fall 2009.

  • Martin, Arch, jazz trombonist, d. 3/1/2009 in San DIego, CA at 77. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Martin, Dewey, rock drummer, d. 1/31/2009 at 68; b. Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff. Rolling Stone online, 2/5/2009 {http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/02/05/buffalo-springfield-drummer-dewey-martin-passes-away-at-68/}; PR-inside.com, 2/5/2009 {http://www.pr-inside.com/buffalo-springfield-star-martin-dead-r1046238.htm}.
    b. in Canada. Spinner.com, 2/5/2009 {http://www.spinner.com/2009/02/05/buffalo-springfield-drummer-dewey-martin-dies-at-68/}.
    d. in Van Nuys, CA; b. 9/30/1940 in Chesterville, Canada. Los Angeles Times online, 2/6/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dewey-martin6-2009feb06,0,7781666.story}.
    also singer. STLtoday.com, 2/7/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_DEWEY_MARTIN?SITE=MOSTP}; Rolling Stone, no. 1073, 3/5/2009.
    b. Walter Milton Dewayne Midkiff in Chesterville, Ontario. Independent online, 2/7/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dewey-martin-drummer-with-buffalo-springfield-1570730.html}; New York Times online, 2/7/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/07/arts/music/07martin.html}.

  • Martino, Al, popular singer, d. 10/13/2009 in Springfield, PA at 82; b. Alfred Cini in South Philadelphia, PA. timesleader.com, 10/13/2009 {http://www.timesleader.com/news/ap?articleID=2991912}; Associated Press via Google News, 10/13/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iwRupO3RlpNHGJ7jHkv_J__I9KvgD9BAKOHG0}; STLtoday.com, 10/14/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_AL_MARTINO?SITE=MOSTP}; Backstage With Bruce Klauber (blog), 10/16/2009 {http://www.naplesnews.com/blogs/backstage-bruce-klauber/2009/oct/16/martino/}.
    b. 10/7/1927. New York Times online, 10/14/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/15/arts/music/15martino.html}.
    b. Jasper Cini. washingtonpost.com, 10/17/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/16/AR2009101601158.html}.

  • Martinsek, Dave, accordionist, pianist, and bassist, d. 10/24/2009 in Union Grove, WI at 74. JSOnline, 11/1/2009 {http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/68394682.html}.

  • Martyn, John, British singer-songwriter-guitarist, d. 1/29/2009 at 60; b. David McGeachy 9/11/1948 at New Malden, Surrey. Telegraph.co.uk, 1/29/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/4389429/John-Martyn.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.
    Scottish; d. in Kilkenny, Ireland; b. Iain David McGeachy. New York Times online, 1/29/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/arts/music/30martyn.html}; Independent online, 1/30/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-martyn-pioneering-singersongwriter-who-blended-folk-with-jazz-and-played-with-eric-clapton-and-dave-gilmour-1520361.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Masciadri, Milton Romay, Uruguayan-Brazilian bassist and teacher, d. at 79. Strad, v. 120, no. 1433, September 2009.

  • Mason, Francis, dance writer, editor, critic, and promoter, d. 9/24/2009 in Rye, NY at 88; b. 9/9/1921 in Jacksonville, FL. New York Times online, 9/26/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/arts/dance/27mason.html}.

  • Matheson, John, New Zealand conductor, d. 3/6/2009 in Brisbane, Australia at 80; b. Henry John Parke Matheson 5/14/1928 in Seacliff, Otago. Opera, v. 60 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Mathews, Mat, accordionist, d. 2/12/2009 in Rotterdam, Netherlands at 84. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Maw, Nicholas, British composer and teacher, d. 5/19/2009 in Washington, DC; b. John Nicholas Maw 11/5/1935 in Grantham. New York Times online, 5/19/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/arts/music/20maw.html}; Telegraph.co.uk, 5/19/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/5351376/Nicholas-Maw.html}; Times Online, 5/20/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6321616.ece}; washingtonpost.com, 5/20/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/19/AR2009051903481.html}; Independent online, 5/23/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/nicholas-maw-composer-whose-modernism-was-underpinned-by-his-lyricism-and-romantic-leanings-1689792.html}; Opera News, v. 74 no. 2, August 2009; Opera, v. 60 no. 8, August 2009; Musical Times, v. 150, no. 1908, Autumn 2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.

  • Maximova, Ekaterina Sergeyevna, Russian ballerina, d. 4/28/2009 at 70; b. 2/1/1939 in Moscow. guardian.co.uk, 4/29/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/apr/29/ekaterina-maximova-obituary-russian-ballerina}; Opera News, v. 74 no. 1, July 2009.

  • Mayhew, John, British rock drummer, d. 3/26/2009 in Glasgow; b. 3/27/1947 in Ipswich. Independent online, 4/20/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-mayhew-drummer-who-played-with-the-fledgling-genesis-on-trespass-1671354.html}.

  • McCormack, Brendan, British classical guitarist, d. 2009; b. 1944 in Liverpool. Classical Guitar, v. 27 no. 9, May 2009.

  • McGeever, Mike, radio editor, journalist, occasional DJ, d. 2/19/2009 in Pottsville, PA at 48. Billboard, v. 121 no. 13, 4/4/2009.

  • McGlinn, John, conductor and orchestrator of opera and musical theatre, musical theatre archivist, d. 2/14/2009. BroadwayWorld.com, 2/14/2009 {http://broadwayworld.com/article/John_McGlinn_Conductor_Musical_Archivist_Passes_Away_20010101}.
    d. at 55; b. John Alexander McGlinn 3rd in Bryn Mawr, PA. New York Times online, 2/19/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/arts/music/19mcglinn.html}.
    b. 9/18/1953. Times Online, 3/7/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5860237.ece}.
    d. in New York, NY. Independent online, 3/30/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-mcglinn-conductor-dedicated-to-restoring-original-scores-and-orchestrations-to-vintage-musicals-1657168.html}; Opera News, v. 73 no. 12, June 2009.

  • McGrew, Michael James, organist, harpsichordist, music director, and music librarian, d. 8/15/2009 in Denver, CO at 60. American Organist, v. 43 no 12, December 2009.

  • McNee, Hart, jazz bass flutist and baritone saxophonist, d. 7/14/2009 in New Orleans, LA at 66; b. in Chicago, IL? Times-Picayune online, 7/14/2009 {http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/hart_mcnee_new_orleans_flutist.html}.

  • Meale, Richard, Australian composer, d. 11/23/2009 in Sydney at 77. Opera, v. 61 no. 4, April 2010.

  • Meldrum, Verity, British actress, singer, and lyricist, d. 8/2009 at 58; b. in Kingston-upon-Thames. guardian.co.uk, 8/17/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/aug/17/verity-meldrum-obituary}.

  • Mellett, Coleman, jazz guitarist, d. 2/12/2009 in Clarence Center, NY. New York Times online, 2/13/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/14/nyregion/14passengers.html}; My Way News, 2/13/2009 {http://apnews.myway.com//article/20090213/D96AT1I80.html}.
    d. at 33. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Mercado, Ralph, music talent manager, publisher, club owner, d. 3/10/2009 in Hackensack, NJ at 57; b. in Brooklyn, NY. Yahoo!News, 3/10/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090311/ap_on_re_us/deaths_1}; Press-Telegram online, 3/11/2009 {http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_11892139}.
    Ralph Mercado Jr., d. at 67; b. 9/29/1941. New York Times online, 3/11/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/arts/music/12mercado.html}.

  • Metzger, Heinz-Klaus, German publicist, d. 2009 in Berlin at 77. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 12, December 2009.

  • Meuschel, Stefan, opera and dance administrator and magazine publisher, d. 4/8/2009 in Munich at 75. Orchester, v. 57 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Meyers, Bob, jazz pianist, d. 1/10/2009 in Long Island, NY at 76. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Meyers, Shep, jazz pianist, d. 7/18/2009 in San Diego, CA at 72. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Mikhalkov, Sergei V., Russian poet, writer, and lyricist, d. 8/27/2009 in Moscow at 96; b. 3/13/1913. New York Times online, 8/27/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/world/europe/28mikhalkov.html}; STLtoday.com, 8/27/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_OBIT_MIKHALKOV?SITE=MOSTP}.

  • Mikkelsen, Johannes, German conductor and choirmaster, d. 3/30/2009 in Hannover; b. 1942 in Jütland. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 5, May 2009.
    d. at 67. Orchester, v. 57 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Miller, Richard, tenor, teacher, pedagogue, and author, d. 5/5/2009; b. 1926. Toreadorssong's Vocal Technique Blog, 5/6/2009 {http://tsvocaltech.blogspot.com/2009/05/rest-in-peace-richard-miller.html}; National Association of Teachers of Singing website, 5/7/2009 {http://nats.org/}; UAB Opera blog, 5/7/2009 {http://uabopera.blogspot.com/2009/05/sad-passing-of-vocal-pedagogy-legend.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.
    d. in Oberlin, OH; b. 4/9/1926 in Canton, OH. CantonRep.com, 5/12/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/cantonrep/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=127206018}; Opera News, v. 74 no. 2, August 2009.

  • Miller, Skip, record publisher and manager, d. 9/4/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 62; b. Alvin Miller 1946 in New York, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 9/11/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-skip-miller12-2009sep12,0,6166231.story}.

  • Mills, Fred, Canadian trumpeter and educator, d. 9/7/2009. Personal email (forwarded) from Joshua Hauser, 9/8/2009.
    also arranger, d. near Atlanta, GA at 70; b. in Guelph, Ontario. KBS Radio online, 9/8/2009 {http://www.kbsradio.ca/news/55/989036}.
    d. at 74. stltoday.com, 9/9/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=fred-mills&pid=132543153}.
    d. in Atlanta, GA at 70. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Minnieweather, David, luthier and bassist, d. 2009; b. 1964. American Lutherie, no. 100, Winter 2009.

  • Mitchell, Bob, silent-movie and ballpark organist, choir director, and music director, d. 7/4/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 96; b. 1912 in Sierra Madre, CA. The Signal online, 7/6/2009 {http://www.the-signal.com/news/article/15274/}.
    b. Robert Bostwick Mitchell 10/12/1912 in Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 7/8/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bob-mitchell9-2009jul09,0,1836294.story}; Tidings Online, 7/17/2009 {http://www.the-tidings.com/2009/071709/mitchell.htm}.

  • Mitchell, Gordon "Whitey", jazz bassist and comedy writer, d. 1/16/2009 in Palm Desert, CA at 76. mydesert.com, 1/19/2009 {http://www.mydesert.com/article/20090119/LIFESTYLES01/90119027/0/LIFESTYLES01}.

  • Mitchell, Robert Bostwick "Bob", theater and church organist, choir director, and music director, d. 7/4/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 96; b. 1912 in Sierra Madre, CA. American Organist, v. 43 no. 10, October 2009.

  • Mitchell, Taylor, Canadian folk singer, d. 10/28/2009 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at 19.; b. in the Georgian Bay area in Ontario. CNN.com, 10/29/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/29/canada.singer.killed/index.html}.

  • Mitchell, Whitey, jazz bassist, d. 1/17/2009 in Palm Springs, CA at 76. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Mixter, Keith E., musicologist, multi-instrumentalist, d. 10/23/2009 in Columbus, OH at 87. dispatch.com, 10/25/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=keith-e-mixter&pid=134923445}.

  • Mizzy, Vic, songwriter, film and television composer, d. 10/17/2009 in Bel Air, CA at 93. MiamiHerlad.com, 10/19/2009 {http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking-news/story/1290481.html}.
    b. in Brooklyn, NY. Variety online, 10/19/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118010124.html}; STLtoday.com, 10/20/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_MIZZY?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. 1/9/1916. Los Angeles Times online, 10/20/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-vic-mizzy20-2009oct20,0,1713293.story}.

  • Möckel, Gottfried, German publisher, d. 2009 in Bad Soden im Taunus at 82. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Möller-Siepermann, Käthe, German soprano, d. 2009 in Bosau at 88; b. 1920 in Lübeck. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 5, May 2009.

  • Money, David Arthur Wigram, British accompanist and music critic, d. 7/17/2009 at 97; b. 1/4/1912 in Chelsea. Telegraph.co.uk, 9/1/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/6122711/David-Money.html}.

  • Montgomery, Buddy, jazz pianist and vibes player, d. 5/14/2009 at 79; b. 1/30/1930 in Indianapolis, IN. WFIU Public Radio, 5/15/2009 {http://wfiu.org/nightlights/buddy-montgomer-rip/}.
    also bandleader, d. in Palmdale, CA; b. Charles Montgomery. New York Times online, 5/21/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/22/arts/music/22montgomery.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.
    Charles "Buddy" Montgomery. Los Angeles Times online, 5/24/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-buddy-montgomery25-2009may25,0,7402325.story}.
    also educator. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.

  • Moore, Pee Wee, jazz baritone saxophonist, d. 4/13/2009 in Raleigh, NC at 81. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Moore, Ron, British jazz and classical guitarist, composer, and teacher, d. 2009; b. 1923 in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Classical Guitar Magazine, v. 28 no 6, February 2010.

  • Morley, Angela, British film and TV composer, arranger, and conductor, d. 1/14/2009 in Scottsdale, AZ at 84; b. Walter Stott in Leeds, Yorkshire. Variety online, 1/18/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117998739.html}.
    b. Wally Stott. The Stage, 1/19/2009 {http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/23172/composer-angela-morley-dies}.
    b. 3/10/1924. Times Online, 1/20/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5548476.ece}; guardian.co.uk, 1/23/2009 {http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/01/22/leff0122.html}; Telegraph.co.uk, 1/25/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/4339863/Angela-Morley.html}.
    also saxophonist, d. 1/14/2009 in Scottsdale, AZ at 84. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Morrison, Sir Howard, New Zealand singer, d. 9/24/2009 in Rotorua at 74; b. 1935 in Rotorua. nzherald.co.nz, 9/24/2009 {http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10599294}; stuff.co.nz, 9/24/2009 {http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2897979/Sir-Howard-Morrison-dies}.

  • Mr. Magic, pioneering rap d.j., 10/2/2009 in Brooklyn, NY at 53; b. John Rivas 3/15/1956 in the Bronx. New York Times online, 10/2/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/arts/music/03magic.html}.

  • Mullen, Brendan Charles, punk club owner, d. 10/12/2009 in Ventura, CA at 60; b. 10/9/1949 in Paisley, Scotland. Los Angeles Times online, 10/13/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-brendan-mullen13-2009oct13,0,4056471.story}; New York Times online, 10/13/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/arts/music/14mullen.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1091, 11/12/2009.

  • Murphy, Brittany, actress and singer, d. 12/20/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 32; b. in Atlanta, GA. EW.com, 12/20/2009 {http://news-briefs.ew.com/2009/12/20/brittany-murphy-dies-of-cardiac-arrest-report/}; CNN.com, 12/21/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/12/21/brittany.murphy/index.html}; stltoday.com, 12/21/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_BRITTANY_MURPHY?SITE=MOSTP}; chicagotribune.com, 12/21/2009 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-ap-us-obit-brittany-murphy,0,6493196.story}.
    b. 11/10/1977. New York Times online, 12/21/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/21/movies/21murphy.html}.

  • Musser, Tharon Myrene, Broadway lighting designer, d. 4/19/2009 in Newtown, CT at 84; b. 1/8/1925 in Roanoke, VA. stltoday.com, 4/20/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_THARON_MUSSER?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 4/21/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/theater/21musser.html}.

  • Nader, Richard, rock d.j. and impresario, d. 12/1/2009 in Stony Brook, NY at 69; b. Richard Abi-Nader 10/30/1940 in Masontown, PA. New York Times online, 12/9/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/arts/music/09nader.html}.

  • Nadler, Richard, a.k.a. Siegfried Carver, rock/jazz violinist, writer, editor, TV personality, and political activist, d. 5/30/2009 in Kansas City, MO at 60. stltoday.com, 6/5/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/A9A52099BFB01F0F862575CC0001E4FD?OpenDocument}.

  • Nanes, Richard, composer and pianist, d. 10/8/2009. Star-Ledger online, 10/11/2009 {http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=richard-nanes&pid=134255282}.

  • Na'ope, George Lanakilakeikiahiali'i, hula master, d. 10/26/2009 in Hilo, HI at 81; b. 2/25/1928 in Kalihi, Honolulu, HI. New York Times online, 11/5/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/arts/05naope.html}.

  • Neale, Haydain, Canadian R&B singer and songwriter, d. 11/22/2009 in Toronto, Ontario at 39; b. in Hamilton, Ontario. cbc.ca, 11/23/2009 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2009/11/23/jacksoul-singer-obit023.html}.

  • Nelson, Edward Allen, organist and dentist, d. 8/28/2009 in Wapato, WA at 78. American Organist, v. 43 no 12, December 2009.

  • Neuhaus, Max Henry, avant-garde percussionist, composer, and creator of "sound installations", d. 2/3/2009 in Maratea, Italy at 69; b. 8/9/1939 in Beaumont, TX. New York Times online, 2/9/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/09/arts/music/09neuhaus.html}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.

  • Newman, David "Fathead", jazz saxophonist, d. 1/20/2009 at 75; b. 2/24/1933 in Corsicana, TX. All About Jazz, 1/21/2009 {http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=28759}.
    also played R&B. Dallas Observer, 1/21/2009 {http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2009/01/david_fathead_newman_has_died.php}.
    also flutist; d. in Kingston, NY. globeandmail.com, 1/21/2009 {http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090121.wobitnewman0122/BNStory/Entertainment/home}; New York Times online, 1/22/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/arts/music/23newman.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.
    also orchestrator. Los Angeles Times online, 1/23/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-me-newman23-2009jan23,0,5742016.story}.
    b. in Dallas, TX. Variety online, 1/22/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117998935.html}.

  • Nicholl, Gladys E. (Gee), arts benefactor, onetime ballerina, actress, and model, d. 1/6/2009 in Santa Barbara, CA at 86; b. in England. Variety online, 1/16/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117998689.html}.

  • Nicholson, Lloyd, Canadian musical theatre director, d. 10/14/2009 in Ottawa at 57; b. in Alberta. cbcnews.ca, 10/15/2009 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/theatre/story/2009/10/15/obit-nicholson-lloyd.html}.

  • Niewood, Gerry, jazz saxophonist and wind player, d. 2/12/2009 in Clarence Center, NY. New York Times online, 2/13/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/14/nyregion/14passengers.html}.
    d. at 64. My Way News, 2/13/2009 {http://apnews.myway.com//article/20090213/D96AT1I80.html}.
    also flutist. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Nilsson, Bengt, Swedish luthier and conductor, d. at 82. Strad, v. 120, no. 1427, March 2009.

  • Nimitz, Jack, jazz baritone saxophonist, d. 6/10/2009 in Studio City, CA at 79; b. 1930 in Washington, DC. Los Angeles Times online, 6/15/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jack-nimitz16-2009jun16,0,3226318.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.
    b. Jack Jerome Nimitz 1/11/1930. Jazz Journal International, v. 62 no. 5, July 2009.

  • Nomkonwana, Bonakele, jazz trumpeter, d. 1/10/2009 in New Brighton, South Africa at 80. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Nowac, Robert James, a.k.a. Robert J. Christopher, musician, pilot, actor, writer, and producer, d. 6/19/2009 in Los Angeles, CA; b. 10/18/1941 in Cleveland, OH. Los Angeles Times online, 6/26/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=128921473}.

  • O'Brien, Pat, heavy metal guitarist, d. 5/29/2009 in Maryland at 24. Noisecreep, 6/1/2009 {http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/06/01/cobra-clutch-guitarist-24-dies-in-sleep/}.

  • O'Horgan, Tom, Broadway director, composer, singer, actor, and musician, d. 1/11/2009 in Venice, FL at 84; b. 5/3/1924 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 1/13/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/arts/13ohorgan.html}.
    b. 5/3/1926. Independent online, 3/4/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/tom-ohorgan-awardwinning-visionary-director-who-brought-hair-to-broadway-1636870.html}.

  • Oliver, Timothy J., organist and choirmaster, d. 1/5/2009 in Frankfort, KY at 71; b. 5/23/1937 in Cincinnati, OH. American Organist, v. 43 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Olson, Ivan Ronald, organist, choirmaster, professor, and administrator, d. 6/16/2009 in Sacramento, CA at 81, b. 1928 in Soldier, IA. American Organist, v. 43 no. 10, October 2009.

  • Oquendo, Manny, Latin jazz bandleader, timbale player, and percussionist, d. 3/25/2009 in the Bronx, NY at 78; b. 1931 in Williamsburg, NY. New York Times online, 4/12/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/13/arts/music/13oquendo.html}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 4, July/August 2009; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Osborne, Tony, British composer, arranger, trumpeter, and pianist, d. 3/1/2009 in Sydney, Australia; b. Edward Benjamin Osborne 6/29/1922 near Cambridge. Independent online, 3/3/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/tony-osborne-composer-and-arranger-who-worked-with-shirley-bassey-judy-garland-and-eartha-kitt-1635926.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Overton, Nancy, pop singer (of The Chordettes), d. 4/5/2009 in Blairstown, NJ at 83. nj.com, 4/8/2009 {http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/04/nancy_overton_lollipop_signer.html}.
    b. Anne Swain 2/6/1926 in Port Washington, NY. New York Times online, 4/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/11/arts/music/11overton.html}.

  • Oxley, Harrison "Fred", British organist and choirmaster, d. 4/6/2009 at 76; b. Thomas Frederick Harrison Oxley 4/3/1933. Times Online, 4/29/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6187433.ece}.

  • Pagliari, Renato, Italian-British pop and classical singer, d. 7/29/2009 in Tamworth, Staffordshire; b. 6/28/1940 in Rome. Independent online, 8/26/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/renato-pagliari-singer-who-had-a-no-1-record-across-europe-alongside-rene-1777160.html}.

  • Parkinson, Georgina, ballerina and ballet mistress, d. 12/18/2009 in Manhattan at 71; b. 8/20/1938 in Brighton, England. New York Times online, 12/18/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/19/arts/dance/19parkinson.html}.

  • Parsch, Peter, German baritone, d. 2009. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 8, August 2009.

  • Paton, Sandy, folk musician and record publisher, d. 7/26/2009. Caterwauled blog, 7/27/2009 {http://caterwauled.blogspot.com/2009/07/sandy-paton-rip.html}.
    d. at 80; b. in Florida. AcousticMusicScene.com, 7/30/2009 {http://www.acousticmusicscene.com/2009/07/30/sandy-paton-folksinger-and-founder-of-folk-legacy-1928-2009/}.
    d. in Sharon, CT; b. Charles Alexander Paton 1/22/1929. Independent online, 10/17/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sandy-paton-traditional-singer-who-helped-lead-the-sixties-folk-revival-in-britain-and-the-united-states-1804388.html}.

  • Patrick, Julian, baritone, d. 5/8/2009 in Santa Fe, NM at 81; b. 1927 in Meridian, MS. Opera, v. 60 no. 10, October 2009.

  • Paul, Les, pioneering electric guitarist, d. 8/13/2009 at 94; b. Lester William Paulfuss 8/1915. National Public Radio online, 8/13/2009 {http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111845182}; BBC NEWS online, 8/13/2009 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8200385.stm}; Classical Guitar, v. 28 no. 2, October 2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.
    b. Lester William Polsfuss 6/9/1915 in Waukesha, WI. New York Times online, 8/13/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/arts/music/14paul.html}; Telegraph.co.uk, 8/14/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/6025973/Music-world-pay-tribute-to-Les-Paul-father-of-the-electric-guitar.html}.
    d. 8/12/2009 in White Plains, NY. Rolling Stone online, 8/13/2009 {http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/29648217/les_paul_19152009}. d. 8/13/2009; b. Lester William Polfuss. NME.COM, 8/13/2009 {http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/46677}; JSOnline, 8/14/2009 {http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/53141582.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 8/14/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-les-paul14-2009aug14,0,6971065.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Pavek, Janet, soprano, d. 1/6/2009 in New Port Richey, FL at 72; b. in Bronxville, NY. Variety online, 1/16/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117998688.html}.
    b. 8/12/1936. Opera News, v. 73 no. 10, April 2009.

  • Payvar, Faramarz, Iranian santur virtuoso, d. 12/9/2009 in Tehran at 77; b. 1932 in Tehran. Telegraph.co.uk, 1/20/2010 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/7038131/Faramarz-Payvar.html}.

  • Peck, Russell James, composer, d. ca. 3/1/2009 in Greensboro, NC; b. 1945 in Detroit, MI. MYFOX8.COM, 3/8/2009 {http://www.myfox8.com/wghp-peck-confirmed-dead-090308,0,6411953.story}; Greensboro Telegram, 3/15/2009 {http://www.greensboro3.com/uvalidate.asp?sourceid=&smenu=1&twindow=&mad=&sdetail=1587&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=2762&hn=greensboro3&he=.com}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.

  • Peirce, John, a.k.a. John Pierce, jazz saxophonist, d. 4/17/2009 in Carson City, NV at 82. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Pellegrini, Norman, radio host and program director, d. 7/2/2009; b. 7/18/1929 in Chicago, IL. Opera News, v. 74 no. 3, September 2009.

  • Perle, George, composer, theorist, author, and teacher, d. 1/23/2009 in Manhattan at 93; b. 5/6/1915 in Bayonne, NJ. New York Times online, 1/24/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/24/arts/music/24perle.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 1/31/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-george-perle31-2009jan31,0,2963006.story}.
    also journalist. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 3, March 2009.

  • Peterson, Dickie (Richard Allan), rock singer and bassist, d. 10/12/2009 in Erkelenz, Germany at 63; b. 9/12/1946. New York Times online, 10/13/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/arts/music/14peterson.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1091, 11/12/2009.
    b. in Grand Forks, ND. Los Angeles Times online, 10/16/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dickie-peterson17-2009oct17,0,5352275.story}.

  • Peterson, Jeffrey M., organbuilder, d. 1/18/2009 in Erie, PA at 48; b. 6/9/1960 in Erie, PA. American Organist, v. 43 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Peterson, Richard H. (Dick), manufacturer of electronic organs and organ-related electronic technology, d. 1/29/2009 in Palos Park, IL at 83; b. 2/26/1925 in Chicago, IL. American Organist, v. 43 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Pevitt, Stuart "Pev", British rock singer and harmonica player, d. at 56; b. in Sale, Cheshire. guardian.co.uk, 1/22/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/jan/22/obituary-stuart-pevitt}.

  • Pinkney, Fayette, soul singer, d. 6/27/2009 in Lansdale, PA at 61. New York Times online, 7/1/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/arts/music/01pinkney.html}.

  • Plumridge, Joseph, British classical violinist and bassist, d. at 89; b. in Tooting, south London. guardian.co.uk, 3/30/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/mar/30/joseph-plumridge-obituary}.

  • Pokrovsky, Boris Alexandrovich, Russian opera director and producer, d. 6/5/2009 in Moscow; b. 1/23/1912 in Moscow. Independent online, 7/1/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/boris-pokrovsky-opera-director-whose-career-at-the-bolshoi-crossed-five-decades-1726062.html}.

  • Potter, Louis Jr., cellist, teacher, and author, d. 1/26/2009. Tim Janof on Internet Cello Society Forums, 1/28/2009 {http://cellofun.yuku.com/topic/6731/t/Louis-Potter-Jr-.html}.

  • Pousseur, Henri, Belgian composer, d. 3/6/2009 at 79; b. 6/23/1929. lesoir.be, 3/6/2009 {http://www.lesoir.be/culture/musiques/le-compositeur-henri-pousseur-2009-03-06-694312.shtml}.

  • Powell, Billy, rock keyboardist, d. 1/28/2009 in Orange Park, FL at 56. STLtoday.com, 1/28/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_POWELL?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 1/29/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/arts/music/29powell.html}.
    b. 1952 in Corpus Christi, TX. Los Angeles Times online, 1/29/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-billy-powell29-2009jan29,0,5762694.story}; Telegraph.co.uk, 1/30/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/4397721/Lynyrd-Skynyrd-keyboard-player-Billy-Powell-dies-aged-56.html}.
    William Norris Powell, also songwriter; b. 6/3/1952. Independent online, 2/2/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/billy-powell-keyboard-player-with-lynyrd-skynyrd-1523087.html}.

  • Powell, Travis R., organist, pianist, music instructor, and choral director, d. 1/19/2009 in Carey, OH at 36; b. 5/23/1972. American Organist, v. 43 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Presnell, Harve, singer and actor on stage and screen, d. 6/30/2009 in Santa Monica, CA at 75; b. George Harvey Presnell in Modesto, CA. New York Times online, 7/2/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/theater/02presnell.html}.
    b. 9/14/1933. Los Angeles Times online, 7/2/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-me-harve-presnell2-2009jul02,0,916577.story}.
    baritone. Opera News, v. 74 no. 3, September 2009.

  • Preston, Eddie, jazz trumpeter, d. 6/22/2009 in Palm Coast, FL at 84. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Pring, Bobby, jazz trombonist, d. 7/8/2009 in Florida at ca. 84. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Prokovsky, André, dancer and choreographer, d. 8/15/2009 near Beausoleil, France at 70; b. 1/13/1939 in Paris, France. New York Times online, 8/20/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/arts/dance/21prokovsky.html}.

  • Purcell, Randy, jazz trombonist, d. 5/16/2009 in Pittsburgh, PA at 63. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Quay, Nellilewis Winger, secretary and singer, d. 5/30/2009 in Mongtomery Village, MD at 95; b. in Chicago, IL. washingtonpost.com, 6/16/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/15/AR2009061502951_5.html}.

  • Race, Steve (Stephen Russell), British jazz pianist, conductor, and composer, radio and television personality, d. 6/22/2009; b. 4/1/1921 in Lincoln. Independent online, 6/24/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/steve-race-musician-and-broadcaster-best-known-for-his-association-with-the-programme-my-music-1715941.html}.

  • Raeburn, Christopher, British record producer, d. 2/18/2009 at 80; b. 7/31/1928. guardian.co.uk, 2/25/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/25/christopher-raeburn-obituary}; Chamber Music, v. 25 no.3, May/June 2009.
    d. in Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. Opera, v. 60 no. 5, May 2009.
    b. in London. Opera News, v. 73 no. 12, June 2009.

  • Rahbani, Mansour, Lebanese composer and lyricist, husband of Nuhad Haddad a.k.a. Fairouz, d. 1/13/2009 in Beirut at 83; b. in Antelias. Associated Press via Google News, 1/14/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD95MLNIO0}.
    Mansour Al Rahbani, also producer, instrumentalist, and poet; b. 1925. Independent online, 2/3/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mansour-rahbani-musician-and-poet-who-spearheaded-the-lebanese-cultural-renaissance-1543662.html}.
    b. 3/17/1925. guardian.co.uk, 4/17/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/17/obituary-mansour-rahbani}.

  • Raida, Roc, hip-hop d.j., d. 9/19/2009 at 37; b. in Harlem, NY. NPR online, 11/3/2009 {http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120030709}.

  • Rankin, Kenny, jazz/pop/folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist, d. 6/7/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 69; b. 2/10/1940 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 6/9/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/09/arts/music/09rankin.html}; chicagotribune.com, 6/9/2009 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-rankin_obitjun09,0,3859001.story}; Los Angeles Times online, 6/9/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-kenny-rankin9-2009jun09,0,5347669.story}; Rolling Stone, no. 1082/1083, 7/9-23/2009; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Rather, Jack, jazz guitarist and vocalist, d. 1/1/2009 in San Juan Capistrano, CA at 65. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Rauland, Cynthia, organist, d. 6/17/2009 in Walworth, WI at 72; b. 2/10/1937. American Organist, v. 43 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Revah, Nesim, classical music lover and record store owner, d. 8/21/2009 in Washington, DC at 82; b. in Istanbul, Turkey. washingtonpost.com, 9/6/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/05/AR2009090502460.html}.

  • Rhone, Trevor, Jamaican playwright, director, and actor, writer of the pioneering reggae film The Harder They Come, d. 9/15/2009 in Kingston at 69; b. in Jamaica. New York Times online, 9/21/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/21/movies/21rhone.html}.

  • Richards, Ken, Broadway and film actor, d. 1/8/2009; b. 8/26/1928. "Milla" on All That Chat, 1/8/2009 {http://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat/d.php?id=1671838}.

  • Richards, Ron, British record producer, d. 4/30/2009 in Watford, b. Ronald Richard Pratley 1/22/1929 in London. Independent online, 6/11/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ron-richards-record-producer-who-worked-with-the-beatles-the-hollies-gerry-and-the-pacemakers-and-ella-fitzgerald-1702080.html}.

  • Richardson, Natasha Jane, actress on stage and screen, occasional singer, d. 3/18/2009 in Manhattan at 45; b. 5/11/1963 in London. New York Times online, 3/18/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/theater/19richardson.html}; washingtonpost.com, 3/19/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/18/AR2009031803237.html}.

  • Ridley, Harrison, jazz programmer and historian, d. 2/19/2009 in Philadelphia, PA at 70. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Riedel, Deborah, Australian soprano, d. 1/8/2009 in Sydney; b. 7/31/1958 in Sydney. Independent online, 3/21/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/deborah-riedel-versatile-lyrical-soprano-admired-in-europe-and-the-united-states-1650632.html}; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 3, March 2009; Opera, v. 60 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Riley, Billy Lee, rockabilly singer, songwriter, and studio musician, d. 8/2/2009 in Jonesboro, AR at 75; b. in Pocahontas, AR. New York Times online, 8/4/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/04/arts/music/04riley.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 8/4/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-billy-lee-riley4-2009aug04,0,6424973.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.
    b. 1933. Rolling Stone, no. 1086, 9/3/2009.

  • Rines, Robert H., lawyer, composer, inventor, and physicist, d. 11/1/2009 in Boston, MA at 87; b. in Boston, MA. STLtoday.com, 11/2/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_RINES?SITE=MOSTP}; Associated Press via Google News, 11/3/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD9BO1FP82}.
    Robert Harvey Rines; b. 8/30/1922. New York Times online, 11/7/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/us/08rines.html}.

  • Roadhouse, Johnny, British saxophonist and musical instrument shop owner, d. 4/11/2009 at 88; b. 1/13/1921 in Sheffield. Telegraph.co.uk, 4/19/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/5183686/Johnny-Roadhouse.html}; Times online, 4/24/2009 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6156432.ece}.

  • Robe, Robert Wendell, organist, pianist, and teacher, d. 1/24/2009 in Tampa, FL at 79; b. 7/8/1929 in Zanesville, OH. American Organist, v. 43 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Roberts, John Storm, scholar of world music and record producer, d. 11/29/2009 in Kingston, NY at 73; b. John Anthony Storm Roberts 2/24/1936 in London. New York Times online, 12/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/10/arts/music/10roberts.html}.

  • Rocco, Paulie, rock guitarist, d. 3/2009. Rochester City Newspaper online, 3/24/2009 {http://rochestercitynewspaper.com/music/blog/2009/03/OBIT-Paulie-Rocco/}.

  • Rodan, Mendi, Israeli conductor and music professor, d. 5/8/2009 in Jerusalem at 80; b. in Romania. israel.jpost.com, 5/9/2009 {http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1241773212669&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull}.

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  • Rose, Jack, guitarist, d. 12/5/2009 at 38. Pitchfork, 12/5/2009 {http://pitchfork.com/news/37302-rip-jack-rose/}; New York Times online, 12/9/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/arts/music/09rose.html}.
    b. 2/16/2971 in Fredericksburg, VA. guardian.co.uk, 1/24/2010 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/24/jack-rose-obituary}.

  • Rosen, Myor, harpist, d. 2009. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.

  • Rosenblatt, Louis, oboist/English hornist, teacher, and critic, d. 8/24/2009 in Philadelphia, PA at 81; b. in South Philadelphia, PA. philly.com, 8/26/2009 {http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20090826_Louis_Rosenblatt__81__Phila__Orchestra_musician.html}.

  • Rosenkrans, Charles, conductor, d. 9/8/2009 in Houston, TX at 75; b. 8/4/1934 in San Francisco, CA. Opera, v. 60 no. 12, December 2009.

  • Ross, David, Canadian actor, director, musician, dramaturge, and artistic director, d. 3/29/2009 in Kamloops, BC at 64; b. 2/10/1945 in England. globeandmail.com, 3/31/2009 {http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090331.OBROSS31//TPStory/Obituaries}.

  • Ross, Matt (Matthew), British jazz keyboardist, d. 4/30/2009; b. 12/21/1924. Jazz Journal International, v. 62 no. 4, June 2009.

  • Rowles, Stacy, jazz trumpeter, fluegelhorn player, and singer, d. 10/27/2009 in Burbank, CA at 54. New York Times online, 11/6/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/07/arts/music/07rowles.html}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.
    b. 9/11/1955. Los Angeles Times online, 11/8/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-stacy-rowles8-2009nov08,0,217485.story}.

  • Rubes, Jan, Czech actor and opera singer, d. 6/29/2009 in Toronto, Ontario at 89. Los Angeles Times online, 7/4/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings4-2009jul04,0,6955051.story}.

  • Rumpel, Elizabeth, music and piano teacher, church musician, d. 2/5/2009 in Charleston, SC at 90; b. 6/1/1918 in Charleston, SC. American Organist, v. 43 no. 7, July 2009.

  • Rundquist, Fred, jazz guitarist, d. 2/5/2009 in Chicago, IL at 91. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Russakoff, Mark L., organist, harpsichordist, choir director, music minister, and composer, d. 4/12/2009 in Homewood, IL at 58; b. 9/16/1950 in Birmingham, AL. American Organist, v. 43 no. 7, July 2009.

  • Russell, George, jazz composer, educator, and theorist, d. 7/27/2009 in Boston, MA at 86; b. 1923 in Cincinnati, OH. New York Times online, 7/28/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/07/28/arts/AP-US-Obit-George-Russell.html}; Variety online, 7/28/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118006568.html}; STLtoday.com, 7/28/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_GEORGE_RUSSELL?SITE=MOSTP}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.
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  • Ryan, Tim, Canadian theatre director, d. 11/5/2009 in Edmonton, Alberta at 62; b. in the United States. edmontonjournal.com, 11/7/2009 {http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Theatre+department+loses+founding+father/2193011/story.html}.

  • Sadi, Fats, jazz vibes player, d. 2/20/2009 in Belgium at 81. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Salter, Richard, British baritone, d. 2/1/2009 in Karlsruhe, Germany at 65; b. 11/12/1943 in Hindhead, Surrey. Opera, v. 60 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Sambach, Clyde J. "Cj", organist, choir director, chorister, organ consultant, and accountant, d. 2/27/2009 in Brick, NJ at 60; b. in New Hyde Park, NY. American Organist, v. 43 no. 5, May 2009.

  • Sandeen, Darrell, actor and singer, d. 1/26/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 78; b. in Chicago, IL. Variety online, 2/10/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117999943.html}.

  • Sandro, Argentine singer, guitarist, and actor, the "Argentine Elvis", d. 1/4/2010 in Mendoza at 64; b. Roberto Sanchez 1945 in Buenos Aires. New York Times online, 1/4/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/04/arts/AP-LT-Argentina-Obit-Sandro.html}; STLtoday.com, 1/5/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_ARGENTINA_OBIT_SANDRO?SITE=MOSTP}; Hollywood Reporter online, 1/5/2010 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i856fd022b069b3fe2df51e3d09e5a21f}.

  • Savolainen, Jarmo, jazz pianist, d. 6/11/2009 in Finland at 48. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Saxon, Sky, rock bassist and singer, d. 6/25/2009 in Austin, TX at 71; b. Richard Marsh in Salt Lake City, UT. Variety online, 6/25/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005396.html}.
    Sky Sunlight Saxon, also songwriter; b. Richard Elvern Marsh 8/20/1937?. New York Times online, 6/26/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/27/arts/music/27saxon.html}; Independent online, 7/13/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sky-saxon-singer-and-bassist-with-seminal-sixties-garage-band-the-seeds-1743548.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1084, 8/6/2009.
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  • Schantz, Mark P., organbuilder, d. 6/13/2009 in Walton Hills, OH at 58. American Organist, v. 43 no. 9, September 2009.

  • Schinew, Bisser, Bulgarian opera director, d. at 61. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 6, June 2009.
    d. 3/24/2009. Orchester, v. 57 no. 7-8, July/August 2009.

  • Schlegel, Dorothy H., organist, d. 7/26/2009 in Colorado Springs, CO at 94; b. 6/19/1915 in Colorado Springs, CO. American Organist, v. 43 no. 11, November 2009.

  • Schroeder, Aaron, songwriter, producer, publisher, and executive, d. 12/2/2009 in Englewood, NJ at 83; b. in Brooklyn, NY. Variety online, 12/3/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118012228.html}.
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  • Schulz, Reinhard, German music publisher, d. at 59. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 9/10, September/October 2009.

  • Schwab, Rosa, Schubert scholar?, d. 8/23/2009 at 88; b. 1921. Österreichische Musikzeitschrift, v. 64 no. 10, 2009.

  • Schwartz, Isaac, Russian film composer, d. 12/27/2009 just outside St. Petersburg at 86; b. 1923 in Ukraine. STLtoday.com, 12/28/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_OBIT_SCHWARTZ?SITE=MOSTP}; Winnipeg Free Press online, 12/28/2009 {http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/entertainment/breakingnews/80197737.html}; New York Times online, 12/30/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/arts/music/30schwartz.html}.

  • Sciacchitano, Joseph "Sam", cellist, d. 5/22/2009 in Chicago, IL at 96; b. 1913 in Chicago, IL. suntimes.com, 5/28/2009 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/1596048,CST-NWS-XScia28.article}.

  • Scott, Clive, British pop keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and producer, d. 5/10/2009 in Ascot, Berkshire; b. 2/24/1945 in Coventry. Independent online, 6/15/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/clive-scott-keyboardplayer-singer-and-songwriter-with-the-seventies-pop-group-jigsaw-1705455.html}.

  • Seals, Dan, a.k.a. England Dan, country/folk/pop singer, guitarist, songwriter, and saxophonist, d. 3/25/2009 in Nashville, TN at 61; b. Danny Wayland Seals 2/8/1948 in McCamey, TX. New York Times online, 3/26/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/27/arts/music/27seals.html}; STLtoday.com, 3/26/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_DAN_SEALS?SITE=MOSTP}; Seals and Seals, 3/26?/2009 {http://www.sealsandseals.com/}; CMT.com, 3/26/2009 {http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1607787/dan-seals-singer-of-bop-love-on-arrival-dies-at-61.jhtml}.
    Dan Wayland Seals. Los Angeles Times online, 3/27/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dan-seals27-2009mar27,0,41514.story}.

  • Seaman, Norman Joseph, impresario, d. 9/2/2009 in Chicago, IL at 86; b. 3/3/1923 in Brooklyn or the Bronx, NY. New York Times online, 9/12/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/nyregion/13seaman.html}.

  • Seeger, Mike, folk singer and multi-instrumentalist, d. 8/7/2009 in Lexington, VA at 75; b. in New York, NY. STLtoday.com, 8/10/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_MIKE_SEEGER?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 8/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/arts/music/10seeger.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1086, 9/3/2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.

  • Selihorn, Werner, jazz producer and writer, d. 5/17/2009 in Berlin, Germany at 79. Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Shaffer, Charles, organist, teacher, and organbuilding enthusiast, d. 5/2/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 78; b. 11/17/1930 in Akron, OH. American Organist, v. 43 no. 8, August 2009.

  • Shank, Bud, pioneering cool jazz alto saxophonist and flutist, d. 4/2/2009 in Tucson, AZ at 82; b. Clifford Everett Shank 5/27/1926 in Dayton, OH. JazzTimes, 4/3/2009 {http://jazztimes.com/articles/24533-bud-shank-alto-saxophonist-dies-at-82}; STLtoday.com, 4/5/3009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_SHANK?SITE=MOSTP}; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 4, July/August 2009; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.
    also clarinetist, b. Clifford Everett Shank Jr.. washingtonpost.com, 4/5/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/04/AR2009040402602.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 4/6/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bud-shank6-2009apr06,0,5379847.story}; Independent online, 7/17/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/bud-shank-saxophonist-and-flautist-who-pioneered-west-coast-jazz-1749707.html}.
    also arranger. guardian.co.uk, 4/6/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/06/bud-shank-obituary}.

  • Shaw, Henry, orchestral violinist, d. 3/8/2009 in Cincinnati, OH; b. 1918 in Glasgow, Scotland. Cincinnati.Com, 3/11/2009 {http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090311/NEWS0104/903110336/1028/ENT}.

  • Shellenberger, Allen, rock drummer, d. 8/13/2009 at 39. MTV online, 8/14/2009 {http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1618779/20090814/lit.jhtml}.

  • Shelton, Peter, cellist, d. at 54; b. 1954 in Livermore, CA. Strad, v. 120, no. 1431, July 2009.

  • Shi Pei Pu, Chinese Beijing opera singer and spy, d. 6/30/2009 in Paris, France at 70. New York Times online, 7/1/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/world/asia/02shi.html}.
    also librettist; b. 1938 in Shandong province. Los Angeles Times online, 7/6/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-shi-pei-pu6-2009jul06,0,6520406.story}.

  • Shirey, Ron, choral conductor, d. 2009; b. 1933. Choral Journal, v. 50 no. 6, January 2010.

  • Shortridge, John Dillon, harpsichord and organ builder, gambist, d. 2/21/2009 near Jemez Pueblo, NM; b. 1/9/1930. VdGSA News, v. 46 no. 2, June 2009.

  • Shulberg, Richard Stephen, a.k.a. Citizen Kafka, radio personality, musician and music archivist, film projectionist, cafébookshop manager, d. 3/14/2009 in Brooklyn, NY; b. 11/20/1947 in Bronx, NY. Independent online, 3/23/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/richard-shulberg-musician-and-radio-presenter-known-as-lsquocitizen-kafka-1651830.html}.

  • Sidibe, Coumba, Malian singer and composer of traditional Wassoulou/Wasulu music, d. 5/9/2009 in the Bronx, NY; b. in Wasulu, Mali. Afropop Worldwide, 5/11/2009 {http://www.afropop.org/multi/feature/ID/882}.

  • Silver, Martin, music librarian, d. 2/17/2009. Marsha Berman on MLA-L, 2/19/2009.
    b. 6/1933. Barbara Hirsch on MLA-L, 2/20/2009.

  • Singleton, Shelby, record producer and label executive, d. 10/7/2009 in Nashville, TN at 77; b. 12/16/1931 in Waskom, TX. MTV News online, 10/7/2009 {http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1623352/20091007/story.jhtml}; Variety online, 10/7/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118009682.html}; New York Times online, 10/10/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/arts/music/11singleton.html}.
    Shelby Sumpter Singleton Jr.. Los Angeles Times online, 10/9/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-shelby-singleton9-2009oct09,0,4187635.story}; Independent online, 11/13/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/shelby-singleton-record-producer-who-unearthed-undiscovered-treasures-in-the-vaults-of-the-sun-label-1819725.html}.

  • Sirone, jazz bassist, d. 10/21/2009 at 69; b. Norris Jones 9/28/1940 in Atlanta, GA. guardian.co.uk, 11/9/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/09/sirone-obituary}.

  • Škerjanec, Ciril, Slovenian cellist and teacher, d. at 74. Strad, v. 120, no. 1431, July 2009.

  • Skylar, Sunny, jazz vocalist, d. 2/2/2009 in Las Vegas, NV at 95. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Smith, Eugene, gospel singer, d. 5/9/2009 in Chicago, IL at 88; b. 4/22/1921 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 5/12/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/12/arts/music/12smith.html}.

  • Smith, Hale, classical composer and jazz pianist and arranger, d. 11/24/2009 in Freeport, Long Island, NY at 84; b. 6/29/1925 in Cleveland, OH. New York Times online, 11/27/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/arts/music/28smith.html}; Chamber Music, v. 27 no. 1, January/February 2010.

  • Smith, LeRoy Earl Jr. "Roy", music teacher, band director, school music program director, d. 10/17/2009 in Bellingham, WA at 83; b. in Detroit, MI. washingtonpost.com, 10/23/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/22/AR2009102204548.html}.

  • Smith, Louise, a.k.a. Donna Brooks, jazz singer and comedienne, d. 6/16/2009 in Fairfax, VA at 83; b. Louise Angert in Philadelphia, PA. washingtonpost.com, 7/16/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/16/AR2009071603909_5.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Soderstrom, Elisabeth, Swedish soprano, d. 11/20/2009 in Stockholm at 82. STLtoday.com, 11/20/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_SWEDEN_OBIT_SODERSTROM?SITE=MOSTP}.
    Elisabeth Söderström; b. 5/7/1927 in Stockholm. guardian.co.uk, 11/21/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/21/elisabeth-soderstrom-obituary}; Independent online, 11/24/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/elisabeth-sderstrm-soprano-admired-in-britain-for-her-interpretations-of-richard-strauss-1826471.html}; Opera News, v. 74 no. 8, February 2010; Opera, v. 61 no. 2, February 2010.
    Elisabeth Anna Soderstrom. washingtonpost.com, 11/22/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/21/AR2009112102168.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 11/23/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-elisabeth-soderstrom23-2009nov23,0,4403795.story}.
    Anna Elisabeth Soderstrom. New York Times online, 11/24/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/arts/music/22soderstrom.html}.

  • Solters, Lee, Hollywood publicist, d. 5/18/2009 in West Hollywood, CA at 89; b. in New York. stltoday.com, 5/19/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=lee-solters&pid=127428695}.
    d. 5/16/2009. Billboard, 5/30/2009.

  • Sosa, Mercedes, Argentine folk singer, d. 10/4/2009 in Buenos Aires at 74; b. 7/9/1935 in Tucuman province. STLtoday.com, 10/4/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_ARGENTINA_OBIT_MERCEDES_SOSA?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. in San Miguel de Tucuman. CNN.com, 10/4/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/04/obit.mercedes.sosa/index.html}.
    b. Haydée Mercedes Sosa in Tucumán. New York Times online, 10/5/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/arts/music/05sosa.html}.
    a.k.a. "La Negrita". Classical Guitar, v. 28 no. 3, November 2009.

  • Staley, Sandy, jazz vocalist, d. 9/1/2009 in Pittsburgh, PA at 69. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Stalker, Orville Kent, conductor, clarinetist, and organ enthusiast, d. 6/8/2009 in Lubbock, TX at 64. American Organist, v. 43 no. 9, September 2009.

  • Stallings, Ron, rock/jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional singer, d. 4/13/2009 in Berkeley, CA at 62; b. in Oakland, CA. SFGate, 4/16/2009 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/16/BAU31736TE.DTL}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Starner, "Banjo Fred", economics professor and banjo-playing folk singer and historian, d. 10/25/2009 in West Hills, CA at 72; b. George Frederick Starner 8/6/1937 in Toledo, OH. Los Angeles Times online, 11/11/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-fred-starner11-2009nov11,0,6825066.story}.

  • Stearns, Frank B., music teacher, musical director/conductor, organist, chorister, violist, d. 2/4/2009 in Pittsburgh, PA at 67; b. 6/7/1941 in Brattleboro, VT. American Organist, v. 43 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Stein, Philip, muralist, jazz collector, d.j., and producer, d. 4/27/2009 in Manhattan at 90; b. in Newark, NJ. New York Times online, 5/18/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/18/arts/design/18stein.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Steinberg, Michael, music critic, d. 7/26/2009 at 80; b. 10/4/1928 in Breslau, Germany. Clef Notes blog, 7/26/2009 {http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/classicalmusic/2009/07/michael_steinberg_eminent_musi.html}; Culture Monster blog, 7/26/2009 {http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/07/michael-steinberg-remembered.html}; Symphony, v. 60 no. 6, November-December 2009.
    d. in Edina, MN. New York Times online, 7/29/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/arts/music/29steinberg.html}.
    also historian, author, and educator. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009; Opera News, v. 74 no. 4, October 2009.

  • Steins, Karl, German oboist, d. 4/22/2009 in Berlin at 89. Orchester, v. 57 no. 7-8, July/August 2009.

  • Stenehjem, Gary Allan, music teacher, organist, and piano tuner, d. 5/2/2009 in Minot, ND at 66; b. 10/31/1942 in Williston, ND. American Organist, v. 43 no. 8, August 2009.

  • Stern, Anne Bigelow, patron of the arts, d. 2009. Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 6, November/December 2009.

  • Stevens, Dennis, luthier, d. 2009; b. 1944. American Lutherie, no. 99, Fall 2009.

  • Stevens, Garry, big band trumpeter and singer, d. 12/8/2009 in Benicia, CA at 93. timesunion.com, 12/16/2009 {http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=878468}.

  • Stone, Henry "Butch", big-band singer and saxophonist, d. 5/19/2009 in Woodland Hills, CA at 96; b. in New York, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 5/30/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings30-2009may30,0,4696906.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

  • Stone, Ron, rock guitarist and singer, d. 12/16/2009 in San Antonio, TX at 57. elpasotimes.com, 12/18/2009 {http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_14022317}.

  • Storm, Gale, actress and singer, d. 6/27/2009 in Danville, CA at 87; b. Josephine Owaissa Cottle 4/5/1922 in Bloomington, TX. New York Times online, 6/29/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/arts/television/29storm.html}; stltoday.com, 6/28/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment/stories.nsf/story/9B5BFFA0B8EDD04D862575E3007F43CD?OpenDocument}.

  • Strange, Richard "Doc", conductor and educator, d. 12/22/2009 in Arizona at 81; b. 1928. Instrumentalist, v. 64 no. 7, February 2010.

  • Sullivan, James "The Rev", heavy metal drummer, d. 12/28/2009 in Huntington Beach, CA at 28. Orange County Register online, 12/29/2009 {http://www.ocregister.com/news/sullivan-226142-beach-drummer.html}; Noisecreep, 12/29/2009 {http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/12/29/avenged-sevenfold-drummer-james-sullivan-the-rev-dead/}; Marquee Blog (hosted at CNN.com), 12/29/2009 {http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2009/12/29/avenged-sevenfold-drummer-james-sullivan-dies-28/}; Bangor Daily News, 12/29/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bangornews/obituary.aspx?n=james-owen-sullivan&pid=137941478}.
    James Owen Sullivan; also backup singer. Associated Press via Google News, 12/29/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5itLmUQiw66AqZl430x4NePVq8LPg}; msnbc, 12/30/2009 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34617808/ns/entertainment-music/}.
    b. 2/9/1981. Los Angeles Times online, 12/30/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jim-the-rev-sullivan30-2009dec30,0,4443930.story}.

  • Sutej, Vjekoslav, Croatian conductor, d. 12/2/2009 in Zagreb at 58. STLtoday.com, 12/2/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_CROATIA_OBIT_SUTEJ?SITE=MOSTP}.
    Vjekoslav Šutej; b. 1951 in Rijeka. Opera, v. 61 no. 6, June 2010.

  • Svetlova, Marina, ballerina, d. 2/11/2009 in Bloomington, IN; b. 5/3/1922 in Paris, France. Opera News, v. 73 no. 12, June 2009.

  • Swann, Lady Tess, British organist and violist, d. 9/25/2009 in London; b. Teresa Ann Gleadowe 9/9/1922 in Winchester.

  • Sykina, Ljudmilla, Russian soprano, d. in Moscow at 80; b. 1929 in Moscow. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 8, August 2009.

  • Talbot, Roy, calypso singer and bassist, d. 5/15/2009 in Paget, Bermuda at 94; b. in Tucker's Town, Bermuda. New York Times online, 5/23/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/arts/music/24talbot.html}; UPI.com, 5/24/2009 {http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2009/05/24/Last-Talbot-Brothers-member-dead-at-94/UPI-42081243184614/}.

  • Talib, Abu, a.k.a. Freddy Robinson, bluesman, d. 10/8/2009 in Lancaster, CA at 70; b. Fred Robinson in Memphis, TN. STLtoday.com, 10/10/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_ABU_TALIB?SITE=MOSTP}.
    also played R&B and jazz; b. Freddy Leroy Robinson 2/24/1939. guardian.co.uk, 10/28/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/28/freddy-robinson-obituary}.

  • Tapper, Max, Canadian orchestra manager, d. 5/27/2009 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at 64. Winnipeg Free Press online, 5/28/2009 {http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Former-WSO-director-Max-Tapper--46400052.html}.

  • Taylor, Koko, blues singer and club owner, d. 6/3/2009 in Chicago, IL at 80; b. Cora Walton just outside Memphis, TN. washingtonpost.com, 6/3/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/03/AR2009060303131.html}; stltoday.com, 6/3/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=koko-taylor&pid=127997143}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.
    b. 1928 in Memphis, TN. chicagotribune.com, 6/4/2009 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/reviews/critics/chi-0604-koko-taylor-obitjun04,0,33572.story}.
    b. 9/28/1928 in Bartlett, TN. New York Times online, 6/4/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/04/arts/music/04taylor.html}; Telegraph.co.uk, 6/4/2009 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/5446469/Koko-Taylor.html}; Memphis Flyer online, 6/4/2009 {http://www.memphisflyer.com/SingAllKinds/archives/2009/06/04/in-memoriam-koko-taylor-and-laddie-hutcherson}.
    also bandleader. Los Angeles Times online, 6/4/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-koko-taylor4-2009jun04,0,5036155.story}.

  • Taylor, Sam "The Bluzman", blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, d. 1/5/2009 in Islandia, NY at 74. newsday.com, 1/9/2009 {http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ny-ettayl0612331174jan06,0,7057067.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.
    also whistler; b. 10/25/1934 in Mobile, AL. Independent online, 2/16/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sam-taylor-blues-man-who-provided-the-whistling-on-dock-of-the-bay-1623024.html}.

  • Témoin, Bernard Charles, Canadian clarinetist, d. 8/8/2009 in Markham, ON; b. 11/3/1916 in Vancouver, BC. Globe and Mail, 8/10/2009.

  • Tertis, Lillian, cellist, d. 2009? at 94. Strad, v.121, no.1437.

  • Thayer, Orla Ed, inventor of the Thayer Axial-Flow valve for brass instruments, d. 6/3 or 4/2009 in Albany, OR at 89. Personal email from Barbara Thayer (wife), 6/4/2009; forwarded to Trombone-l (mailing list) by Matt Litwaitis 6/5/2009.

  • Thomas, Luther, jazz saxophonist and vocalist, d. 9/8/2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark at 59. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Thompson, Earma, jazz pianist, d. 7/16/2009 in Chicago, IL at 86. Cadence, v. 35 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2009.

  • Tiefensee, Siegfried, German composer, d. 2009 in Heimatstadt at 86; b. 1922 in Rastenburg. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 5, May 2009; Orchester, v. 57 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Tisdale, Wayman, basketball player turned jazz bassist and composer, d. 5/15/2009 in Tulsa, OK at 44. CNN.com, 5/15/2009 {http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/15/obit.wayman.tisdale/index.html}; stltoday.com, 5/15/2009 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=wayman-tisdale&pid=127328757}; CBSSports.com, 5/15/2009 {http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/11749960}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009; Chamber Music, v. 26 no. 5, September/October 2009.
    b. Wayman Lawrence Tisdale 6/9/1964 in Tulsa, OK. New York Times online, 5/15/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/16/sports/basketball/16tisdale.html}.

  • Torchinsky, Abe, tubaist, d. 8/2009. Email from Curtis Institute of Music, 8/19/2009.

  • Tozer, Geoffrey Peter Bede Hawkshaw, Australian pianist, d. 8/21/2009 at 54; b. 11/5/1954 in Mussoorie, India. guardian.co.uk, 9/6/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/sep/06/geoffrey-tozer-obituary}.

  • Travers, Mary Allin, folk singer, d. 9/16/2009 in Danbury, CT at 72; b. 11/9/1936 in Louisville, KY. New York Times online, 9/16/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/arts/music/17travers.html}; msnbc, 9/16/2009 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32886244/ns/entertainment-music/}; Variety online, 9/16/2009 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118008754.html}; Associated Press via Yahoo!News, 9/16/2009 {http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090917/ap_en_mu/us_obit_mary_travers_15}; Associated Press via Google News, 9/16/2009 {http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i0Lq0ucnPygdqSUIrWSoM5pge2AgD9AOOVA04}; Peter Paul & Mary Website, 9/16/2009 {http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/}; guardian.co.uk, 9/17/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/sep/17/mary-travers-obituary}; Independent online, 9/19/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mary-travers-singer-whose-work-with-peter-paul-and-mary-added-a-political-edge-to-the-pop-music-of-the-early-1960s-1790064.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1089, 10/15/2009.
    Mary Ellin Travers; b. 11/7/1936. Los Angeles Times online, 9/17/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-mary-travers17-2009sep17,0,1224459.story}.

  • Travis, Andrew, jazz trombonist and vocalist, d. 1/9/2009 in Bonus Point, NY at 81. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Travis, Steven I., band director and teacher, d. 2/24/[2009] in Florissant, MO at 58. STLtoday.com, 2/26/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/6788FE37F2443048862575690005D8A5?OpenDocument}.

  • Trini, Mari, Spanish singer-songwriter, d. 4/6/2009 at 61; b. María Trinidad Pérez de Miravete 7/12/1947 in Murcia. guardian.co.uk, 4/22/2009 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/22/mari-trini-spanish-singer-obituary}.

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  • Wier, Rusty, country singer-songwriter, d. 10/9/2009; b. 5/3/1944. RustyWier.com, 10/9/2009 {http://www.rustywier.com/updates.htm}.
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  • Wilk, Wanda, philanthropist, musicologist, and champion of Polish classical music, d. 2/18/2009 in Los Angeles, CA at 88; b. Wanda Harasimowicz 1/13/1921 in Hamtramck, MI. Los Angeles Times online, 2/28/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-wanda-wilk28-2009feb28,0,4688836.story}.

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  • Woolfson, Eric, British rock and stage songwriter, keyboardist, producer, manager, and singer, d. 12/1/2009 in London at 64; b. in Glasgow. BBC NEWS online, 12/3/2009 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8392805.stm}; NME, 12/3/2009 {http://www.nme.com/news/nme/48709}; CBC News online, 12/3/2009 {http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/12/03/eric-woolfson-obit.html}.
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  • Wurman, Felix, cellist, founder of the "Church of Beethoven", d. 12/26/2009 in Hillsborough, NC at 51; b. 1958 in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles Times online, 12/31/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-me-felix-wurman31-2009dec31,0,911909.story}; guardian.co.uk, 1/13/2010 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/13/felix-wurman-obituary}.

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  • Zadek, Peter, German opera director, d. in Hamburg at 83. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 9/10, September/October 2009.

  • Zaporski, Raymond A., music minister and organist, d. 2/28/2009 in Roseville, MI at 81; . American Organist, v. 43 no. 6, June 2009.

  • Zarchy, Rubin "Zeke", big band trumpeter, d. 4/11/2009 in Irvine, CA at 93; b. 6/12/1915 in New York. Los Angeles Times online, 4/17/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-zeke-zarchy17-2009apr17,0,2295015.story}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 7-8-9, July-August-September 2009.

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