In Memoriam

  • Don James

    Jun 14, 13 • 1170 Views • In Memoriam

    Don James was born in Chicago, Ill. in 1938. He attended Hyde Park High School where his classmate and best four-hand jamming friend was Herbie Hancock. He graduated from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University as a music composition major and...

  • Maurice Jarre

    Jun 14, 13 • 997 Views • In Memoriam

    Maurice Jarre (13 September 1924 – 29 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor. Although he composed several concert works, he is best known for his film scores for motion pictures, particularly those directed by David Lean: Lawrence of Arabia...

  • Len Lebow

    Jun 14, 13 • 1121 Views • In Memoriam

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  • Horace Silver

    Jun 12, 13 • 1933 Views • In Memoriam

    Horace Silver, the innovative and prolific jazz pianist best known for such pieces as “Song for My Father” and “The Preacher,” has died. He was 85. Silver died Wednesday in New Rochelle, New York, according to a statement from his...

  • Howard Lucraft

    Jun 9, 13 • 1128 Views • In Memoriam

    Howard Lucraft first came to fame in England as an orchestra leader for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  In addition to regular national broadcasts with his own groups he composed, arranged, scripted and emceed special BBC shows. He emigrated to...

  • Mike Melvoin

    Jun 8, 13 • 1021 Views • In Memoriam

    Mike Melvoin dies at 74; studio musician, composer A distinguished pianist and composer, Mike Melvoin was a former head of the Recording Academy and worked with Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys. Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose...

  • Vic Mizzy

    Jun 7, 13 • 1044 Views • In Memoriam

    Vic Mizzy deceased at 93. (This page contains information found on Wikipedia.com) Victor Mizzy (January 9, 1916 – October 17, 2009) was an American composer for television and movies whose best-known works are the themes to the 1960s television sitcoms...

  • Frank Morroco

    Jun 7, 13 • 1029 Views • In Memoriam

    January 2, 1931 – March 3, 2012 We have all just lost an artist, friend, great guy and a musical treasure. Frank Marocco was not only an accordionist but also an arranger and composer and was one of the most recorded accordionists in the world. He used...

  • Uan Rasey

    Jun 7, 13 • 1163 Views • In Memoriam

    August 21, 1921 – September 26, 2011 Uan Rasey, the renowned trumpet player best known for his studio recordings, passed away in Southern California on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at the age of 90 from heart complications. He was surrounded by family at the time...

  • Pete Rugolo

    Jun 6, 13 • 1137 Views • In Memoriam

    Pete Rugolo received ASMAC’s Golden Score Award in 1993 and was a longtime board member. He was born in San Piero Patti, Sicily, Italy. His family emigrated to the United States in 1920 and settled in Santa Rosa, California. He began his career in music...