Banjoist Eddy Davis, who called himself the Manhattan Minstrel, died of complications from coronavirus on April 7, according to musician Jim Eigo, who performed a weekly gig with Davis in New York for several years in the early 2000s. He was 79. Davis was also the bandleader of the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band, most famous for its clarinetist, filmmaker Woody Allen. Davis received a Grammy for his work on the soundtrack for Allen’s film, Midnight in Paris. A jazz traditionalist, the Indiana native first played drums before turning to the banjo, according to wbgo.org. He is survived by his partner, Ruth Miller, and a daughter.