DEATH -DEAD / OBITUARIES : Jorge Navarro has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 1, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
With great sadness, we learned today of the passing of singular trumpeter Wallace Roney. A former mentee of icons like Miles Davis and Clark Terry, Roney has long since carved out his own reputation as a true modern great. He will be missed dearly.https://t.co/FxGEpExSyy
— Jazz at Lincoln Center (@jazzdotorg) March 31, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Trumpeter Wallace Roney has died at 59, due to complications of COVID-19. More details to come as we get them. pic.twitter.com/pN4itiYUXy
— Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM (@901JAZZ) March 31, 2020
Each day this pandemic faces us with new realities. The Jazz Community recently lost Mike Longo of Dizzy Gillespie fame, African saxophonist Manu Dibango, and now today one of the major voices on trumpet, Wallace Roney. My heart goes out to their families, friends, & fans.
— Joe Lovano (@joelovano) March 31, 2020
Sad to hear of the passing of Wallace Roney. RIP https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/arts/music/wallace-roney-dead-coronavirus.amp.html …
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