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  • Al Baitch, saxophonist

    Al Baitch, saxophonist
    Abraham "Al" Baitch, a musician recalled as one of Baltimore's finest saxophone players, died March 24 at Northwest Hospital after suffering a fall. The Pikesville resident was 89. During his 70 years in the local entertainment scene, Mr. Baitch was a...
  • Shirley Reingold, manager of vocal group The Orioles

    Shirley Reingold, manager of vocal group The Orioles
    Shirley Reingold, who managed the early R&B vocal group The Orioles and wrote their 1948 hit song "It's Too Soon to Know," died of heart disease Oct. 10 at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. The native Baltimorean was 89. She was known professionally as...
  • Joe Byrd, bassist

    Joe Byrd, a bassist who was best known for collaborations with his guitarist brother Charlie and who helped introduce bossa nova-inflected jazz to the United States, died March 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car accident that...
  • Columbia Festival mines its silver anniversary

    Columbia Festival mines its silver anniversary
    More than 30,000 people are expected to converge on downtown Columbia from June 15-30 for the 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts. Most of them will be heading to see the free LakeFest events Friday through Sunday, while others will come during the...
  • Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

     Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer
    Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San...
  • Marian McPartland dies at 95; pioneering female jazz pianist

    Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and composer whose radio show "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" was National Public Radio's longest running and most widely carried jazz program, has died. She was 95. McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at...
  • Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer

    Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer
    Ed Shaughnessy, whose mutton-chop whiskers and swinging rhythms made him one of the most famous drummers in jazz during his nearly three decades with Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" band, has died. He was 84. Shaughnessy had a heart attack Friday at his...
  • Beryl Davis dies at 87; British-born singer became a star in America

    Beryl Davis dies at 87; British-born singer became a star in America
    Beryl Davis, a British-born singer who became a star in America performing with Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman during the big-band era, died Friday in Los Angeles. She was 87. The cause of death was complications from Alzheimer's disease, according to...
  • Bert Weedon dies at 91; guitarist and author of 'Play in a Day' book

    Bert Weedon dies at 91; guitarist and author of 'Play in a Day' book
    Bert Weedon was a legendary British guitar player who influenced a generation of budding rock stars with his popular "Play in a Day" instructional book. Eric Clapton, Brian May, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison are among...
  • John Levy dies at 99; personal manager for jazz greats

    John Levy dies at 99; personal manager for jazz greats
    John Levy, an accomplished bassist who became the first African American personal manager in the jazz field, has died. He was 99. Levy, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, died in his sleep Friday at his Altadena home, said his wife, writer...
  • PASSINGS: Yvette Wilson, Margie Hyams

    PASSINGS: Yvette Wilson, Margie Hyams
    Yvette Wilson Actress on 'Moesha,' 'The Parkers' Yvette Wilson, 48, a stand-up comedian and actress best known for her roles on the TV sitcom "Moesha" and its spinoff, "The Parkers," died Thursday after a battle with cervical cancer. Wilson's friend...
  • George Shearing dies at 91; jazz pianist

    George Shearing dies at 91; jazz pianist
    George Shearing, the elegant pianist who expanded the boundaries of jazz by adding an orchestral sensibility and a mellow aesthetic to the music, has died. He was 91. Shearing died Monday of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York,...