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  • Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz musician and educator

    Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died. He was 80.
  • Lila Downs, Punch Brothers, Yann Tiersen coming to Luckman

     
    Folksy Mexican-American singer Lila Downs, bluegrass-focused string-quintet the Punch Brothers and French composer Yann Tierson are among the artists slated to appear at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex during the 2012-2013 season. Downs will open the...

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter
    Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L....

    Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist

    Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist
    Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84. The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...

    PASSINGS: Joe Lee Wilson, Helen Beverley, Martin Weinberger, Jolene Combs

    Joe Lee Wilson, 75, a jazz vocalist who performed with saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Archie Shepp and trumpeters Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard and hosted a thriving loft club in New York City in the 1970s, died July 17 at his home in Brighton, England,...