RIP to Jazz Legends in 2016

December 14, 2016

We have said goodbye to many amazing musicians this year including Prince and David Bowie!! It was a sad year in the music realm including jazz fans who lost three amazing musicians of their time. Toots Thielemans, Victor Bailey and Bobby Hutcherson all lost their lives this year. 


NPR decribed Thielemans as "a jazz harmonica player who became known for crossover moments like his feature on the Billy Joel song 'Have a Tender Moment Alone'". He was 94 years old!! 

Bailey was known for his work with artists like Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Sting during his glory days of music. The vibraphone player became famous for his work these artists, and Hutcherson was also a jazz vibraphone modernist.