pianist, composer and bandleader Hugh Fraser Death – Dead : Hugh Fraser Obituary : Cause of Death Unknown.
pianist, composer and bandleader Hugh Fraser has died, according to a statement posted online on June. 17, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
We're saddened to learn of the death of trombonist, pianist, composer and bandleader Hugh Fraser, a stalwart of Vancouver's #jazz scene and a two-time @TheJUNOAwards winner. https://t.co/6DYq8n8Uuk pic.twitter.com/NXzjs7eZMw
— CBC Music (@CBCMusic) June 17, 2020
RIP Hugh Fraser. You touched many musicians around the world including many Canadians. My condolences to Hugh’s family and friends https://t.co/TcTomJGecH
— James (@FMBandDirector) June 18, 2020
Jazz musician Hugh Fraser, a leader of Vancouver's music scene, has died. He was 62.
A trombonist, pianist, composer and bandleader, Fraser releasd 17 albums, garnering three Juno Award nominations and two wins. pic.twitter.com/VlF9ZyzXC6
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) June 18, 2020
Thank you for some great music, great times and fabulous memories. RIP Hugh❤❤❤😪The Canadian jazz scene is mourning B.C. great Hugh Fraser, the Juno-winning pianist, trombonist, composer, and educator. https://t.co/21J9rsE2J4 via @jazzfm91
— Hilary L Marks (@hilarylmarks) June 18, 2020
Gray Connolly wrote
Tories were the high church party, Wellington brought in Catholic emancipation, so the Tories were the natural home for many Catholics. Also had first Catholic Cabinet Minister since Reformation was the Tory, Sir Hugh Fraser (husband of the distinguished historian Antonia)
I’m very sad to learn that Hugh Fraser has died. He was inspiring to so many, and such a champion of jazz. He was extremely influential to me when I met him in the ‘90s during several summers at the Banff jazz workshops.https://t.co/BgzWWeu9GM
— Steve Bellamy (@SBellamy_Arts) June 17, 2020
A very special Chris Butcher in the Crescent City tonight at 8 as he pays tribute to Hugh Fraser. Tracks from Kenny Wheeler, Clark Terry, Steve Turre & more. @butchermusic shares his own personal experiences with the Canadian legend.
— Jazzcast.ca (@JazzcastTO) June 17, 2020
So sorry to hear of the passing of Hugh Fraser. Hugh was a force of nature and was such an influential figure on the Canadian jazz scene as both a performer and educator. Condolences to his family and his many friends on the west coast and across the country.
— Mike Murley (@mikemurley) June 17, 2020
#JazzRespectsMusic Pas de Problemes (Hugh Fraser Quintet) “Hugh Fraser & his quintet were the Canadian Jazz Messengers. As a youngster growing up, I aspired to be in that band. They exemplified everything that jazz is” — Cory Weeds @AeolianHall @SunfestLDN https://t.co/RCbmMRAEvN pic.twitter.com/mIqI9453zm
— James Stewart Reaney (@JamesSReaney) June 17, 2020