Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of Jimmy Heath , a prolific saxophonist,who recently passed away at age 93.
From jazz writer Ted Panken—reporting the death of jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath. pic.twitter.com/XMYHg5WoVU
— Ted Gioia (@tedgioia) January 19, 2020
James Edward Heath, nicknamed Little Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and big band leader. He was the brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert Heath.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of Jimmy Heath. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
I understand that the wonderful Jimmy Heath has passed away today. A musician who’s career spanned 70 years, his contribution to the world of Jazz was hugely significant. He will be sorely missed but his music will live on. pic.twitter.com/SETFuFSc4x
— Blue ‘Trane (@TheBlueTrane) January 19, 2020
R.I.P. Jimmy Heath: “You know, Miles Davis used his stuff. Charlie Parker used his stuff. And John Coltrane was nurtured by Jimmy Heath.” Via NPR https://t.co/aw7zw9TChX
— Richard Scheinin (@RichardScheinin) January 19, 2020
All of us at the Louis Armstrong House Museum are saddened to hear of the passing of one of our biggest supporters—and a Corona neighbor—Jimmy Heath. Jimmy was on the faculty of Queens College in the 1980s and was… https://t.co/38GL5QjyYg
— Louis Armstrong (@ArmstrongHouse) January 19, 2020
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