Dizzy Gillespie

  1. Jazz Musician Gerald Wilson Dies at 96

    September 09, 2014 6:27 AM EDT Gerald Wilson , the dynamic jazz musician whose career spanned more than 75 years, has died. He was 96. Wilson's son, Anthony Wilson , said his father died Monday at his Los Angeles home from pneumonia. The big band leader began his career in ...

  2. Yusef Lateef, Jazz Legend, Dead at 93

    December 24, 2013 8:09 AM EST Yusef Lateef, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, has died. He was 93. According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette , the multi-instrumentalist and composer died at at his home in Shutesbury, Mass., on Monday (Dec. 23). He had been battling prostrate canc ...

  3. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  4. Sam Rivers, Jazz Great, Dies at 88

    December 28, 2011 6:10 AM EST Jazz great Sam Rivers died on Monday, the saxophonist's family announced. He was 88. According to the New York Times , pneumonia was the cause of death. Rivers' multi-decade career included stints with Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and ...

  5. Gillespie Catalog To Stay With EMI Music Pub

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has reached a long-term deal to extend its representation of songs from the catalog of legendary American jazz trumpeter and composer Dizzy Gillespie. EMI Music Publishing has represented songs in Gillespie's catalog sinc ...

  6. Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson Dies

    December 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. He was 82. Peterson died at his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga on Sunday, said Oliver Jones, a fa ...

  7. Legendary Jazz Drummer Max Roach Dies At 83

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed be-bop drummer and composer Max Roach died in his sleep early this morning (Aug. 16) at age 83 in New York, according to a spokesperson from Blue Note Records. The cause of death was not announced. Considered one of the most influential ...

  8. Jazz Bassist Al McKibbon Dies At 86

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performed with greats of bebop era. Al McKibbon, a bassist who brought a masterly fusion of jazz and Latin music to the George Shearing quintet and other groups in the 1940s and '50s, has died. He was 86. One of the last great string bass pla ...

  9. Eli "Lucky" Thompson Dies At 81

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jazz tenor saxophonist played with bop era greats. Eli "Lucky" Thompson, a jazz tenor saxophonist known for his voluptuous tone and command of the instrument and his work with the greats of the bop era, died July 30 of dementia at an ass ...

  10. Trumpeter Benny Bailey Dead At 79

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Funeral set for May 10. AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Trumpeter Benny Bailey, who played with Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton before he became a fixture on the European jazz scene, has died in his home in Amsterdam, friends said today (May 3). He wa ...