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‘Chinatown’ trumpeter dies at 90

Uan Rasey, who played trumpet solos in hundreds of films from “An American in Paris” to “Chinatown,” died of complications from a heart ailment Monday, Sept. 26, at Kaiser Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 90. Rasey was widely considered ... read more

Local Jazz Legend Buck Hill Dies At 90

Back in 2008, DCist was at Bohemian Caverns to cover the 10th anniversary celebration of trumpeter Thad Wilson's jazz orchestra. The evening's highlight was Buck Hill's warm tenor sound. Hill was 80 years old at the time, and his age was definitely ... read more

Kelan Phil Cohran, influential Chicago composer-bandleader, dies at 90

And generations of musicians drew inspiration from the pioneering work of Chicago composer and multi-instrumentalist Kelan Phil Cohran. He died Wednesday at the University of Chicago Hospital at 90, said his ... playing alongside trumpeter Clark Terry ... read more

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Tony Terran, Trumpet Player in Desi Arnaz's Orchestra on 'I Love Lucy,' Dies at 90

Trumpeter Tony Terran, the last surviving member of the Desi Arnaz orchestra seen and heard on the fabled CBS sitcom I Love Lucy, has died. He was 90. Terran, a renowned studio session player who also worked on Carol Burnett's long-running variety show ... read more

Tony Awards 2018: ‘The Band’s Visit’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Prevail

as an amorous Egyptian trumpeter. Among the show’s prize recipients were its director, David Cromer; its composer, David Yazbek; and its book writer, Itamar Moses. An achingly delicate 90-minute show, it offers a vision of a world in which people can ... read more

Bill Monroe, TV journalist and 'Meet the Press' host, dies at 90

Bill Monroe, a journalist best known for his nine-year tenure as moderator of the public-affairs talk show "Meet the Press" during the 1970s and '80s, died Feb. 17 at ManorCare nursing home in Potomac. He was 90 and had complications from hypertension. read more

George Martin, the Beatles Producer and “Fifth Beatle,” Is Dead at 90

That man was George Martin, the meticulous, classically trained, but still frequently open-minded producer of nearly all the Beatles’ recordings. Martin died on Tuesday at age 90, but because ... to classically trained trumpeter David Mason. read more

Wendell Eugene, traditional New Orleans jazz trombonist, dies at 94

In 2013, he performed at a house party alongside trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, who was more than 50 years his junior. He recorded his final album as a bandleader, “If I Had My Life to Live Over,” at age 90. Survivors include four daughters, Adele ... read more

Blues musician Melvin Jackson dies; Played trumpet, saxophone with B.B. King, Bobby Bland

LAS VEGAS — Blues musician Melvin Jackson ... has died. He was 79. Jackson died Tuesday evening at a hospice facility in Las Vegas after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, said his niece, Valerie Jordan. The trumpeter and saxophone player started ... read more

Entertainment Attorney James Tolbert Dies at 86

died April 22 in Santa Monica after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 86. Tolbert’s clients at his firm Tolbert & Wooden (later Tolbert, Wooden & Malone) included Redd Foxx, Lou Rawls, trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison and the Tuskegree Airmen. read more


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