Notable Deaths 2018

Donald “Jumbo” Vanrenen (Music industry executive), 69
Galt MacDermot (Canadian-American composer/pianist), 89
Arthur Maia (Brazilian composer/musician), 56
Nancy Wilson (Grammy winner American jazz singer), 81
Jorge López Ruiz (Argentinian jazz bassist/composer), 83
Perry Robinson (American jazz musician), 80
Calvin Newborn (American jazz guitarist), 85
Jody Williams (American blues musician), 83
Gary Haisman (English musician), 60
Roger Neumann (American jazz saxophonist), 77
Johnny Maddox (American pianist), 91
Imrat Khan (Indian sitar player), 83
Roy Bailey (English folk singer), 83
Roman Grinev (Russian jazz bassist), 41
Roy Hargrove (American jazz trumpeter), 49
Cornelius “Sonny” Fortune (American jazz saxophonist), 79
Elder Roma Wilson (American gospel singer), 107
Raúl Marrero Quiles (Puerto Rican singer/composer/conductor), 92
Theresa Hightower (American jazz singer), 64
Hamiet Bluiett (American jazz saxophonist), 78
John Tyrrell (British musicologist), 76
John Von Ohlen (American jazz drummer), 77
Geoff Emerick (English recording engineer), 72
Charles Aznavour (French-Armenian singer/lyricist/actor), 94
Jerry González (American bandleader and trumpeter), 69

Angela Maria (Brazilian singer), 89
Otis Rush (American Hall of Fame blues guitarist/singer), 84
Tito Madi (Brazilian singer and composer), 89
Sergei Mosin (Russian jazz musician), 59
Joseph Hoo Kim (Jamaican record producer), 76
Wesley Tinglin (Jamaican reggae singer), 75
Big Jay McNeely (American R&B saxophonist), 91
Max Bennett (American jazz bassist), 90
María Magdalena Pavón (Ecuadorian singer), 77
Wilson Moreira (Brazilian sambista/singer/songwriter), 81
Randy Weston (American jazz pianist/composer), 92

Zé Béttio (Brazilian composer), 92
Aretha Franklin (American soul singer/pianist/songwriter), 76
Count Prince Miller (Jamaican-born British singer/actor), 83
Queeneth Ndaba (South African jazz singer), 82
Alberto Tosca (Cuban singer-songwriter/guitarist), 63
Guilherme Lamounier (Brazilian singer-songwriter/composer), 67
Irvin Jarrett (Jamaican reggae percussionist), 69
Tomasz Stańko (Polish jazz trumpeter/composer), 76
Henry Butler (American jazz pianist), 68
Bill Watrous (American jazz trombonist), 79
Roy Carr (British music journalist for NME), 73
Big Bill Bissonnette (American jazz musician), 81
Lowrell Simon (American soul singer-songwriter), 75
Rebecca Parris (American jazz singer), 66
Wayne Dockery (American jazz double bassist), 76
Bob Dorough (American vocalist), 94
Charles Neville (American R&B and jazz musician), 79
Lorraine Gordon (Club owner for Village Vanguard), 95
Brian Browne (Canadian jazz pianist), 81
Norman Edge (American jazz musician), 84
Jalal Mansur Nuriddin (The Last Poets), 73
Clarence Fountain (The Blind Boys of Alabama), 88
Eddy Clearwater (American blues singer/guitarist), 83
Mikhail Alperin (Ukrainian-born Norwegian jazz pianist), 61
John “Jabo” Starks (American drummer for James Brown), 79

Roy Young (British singer/pianist), 81
Stuart Colman (English musician/record producer/broadcaster), 73
Jim Caine (British jazz pianist/radio presenter), 91
Dona Ivone Lara (Brazilian singer/composer), 97
Stan Reynolds (British jazz musician), 92
Gyula Babos (Hungarian jazz guitarist), 68
Yvonne Staples (The Staple Singers), 80
Cecil Taylor (American jazz pianist), 89
Audrey Morris (American jazz singer/pianist), 89
Olly Wilson (American composer/musicologist/jazz musician), 80
Jerzy Milian (Polish jazz musician), 82
Eddy Amoo (British soul singer), 73
Harriet Fier (American magazine editor for Rolling Stone), 67
Didier Lockwood (French jazz violinist), 62,
Boyd Jarvis (American music producer), 59
Al Garner (British jazz musician), 88

Algia Mae Hinton (American blues singer/guitarist), 88
Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (American jazz drummer), 65
Dennis Edwards (American soul and R&B singer), 74
Asmund Bjørken (Norwegian jazz musician), 84
Coco Schumann (German jazz musician), 93
Floyd Miles (American blues musician/singer), 74
Tommy Banks (Canadian jazz pianist/composer/senator), 81
Cliff White (British music journalist), 72
Hugh Masekela (South African jazz trumpeter/composer), 78
Preston Shannon (American blues singer/songwriter/guitarist), 70
Terry Evans (American blues and soul musician), 80
Bill Hughes (American jazz trombonist), 87
Marlene VerPlanck (American jazz singer), 84
Denise LaSalle (American blues singer), 78
Betty Willis (American soul singer), 76