Notable Deaths 2019

Alvin Fielder, 83, American jazz drummer.
Joseph Jarman, 81, American jazz musician (Art Ensemble of Chicago).
Michel Legrand, 86, French composer, conductor and jazz pianist, Oscar winner (1968, 1971, 1983).
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, 66 Zimbabwe Afro-jazz musician.
Connie Jones, 84, American jazz trumpeter.
Ken Nordine, 98, American voice-over and recording artist (Word Jazz, Son of Word Jazz, Love Words).
Ethel Ennis, 86, American jazz singer.
João Gilberto, 88, Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Ira Gitler, 90, American jazz historian and journalist.
Ginger Baker, 80, English drummer.
Dorothy Masuka, 83, Zimbabwean-born South African jazz singer.
Ed Bickert, 86, Canadian jazz guitarist.
Dr. John, 77, American singer and songwriter.
James Dapogny, 78, American jazz musicologist and pianist.
George Benson, 90, American jazz saxophonist (Motown sessions).
Jim Beatty, 84, American jazz musician.
Simaro Lutumba, 81, Congolese musician (TPOK Jazz).
John Oddo, 66, American jazz pianist and music arranger.
Einar Iversen, 88, Norwegian jazz pianist and composer.
Ras G, 40, American record producer.
Robin Jones, 84, Latin music percussionist.
Ib Glindemann, 84, Danish jazz composer and bandleader.
Sol Yaged, 96, American jazz clarinettist.
Michel Gaudry, 90, French jazz bassist.
Davey J. Williams, 67, American free improvisation and avant-garde music
Paolo Vinaccia, 65, Italian jazz percussionist.
Arno Marsh, 91, American jazz saxophonist.
Bob Wilber, 91, American jazz clarinettist and bandleader.
Erling Wicklund, 75, Norwegian jazz trombonist and journalist.
Jim Cullum Jr., 77, American jazz cornetist.
Clora Bryant, 92, American jazz trumpeter.
Vic Vogel, 84, Canadian jazz pianist, composer and conductor.
Harold Mabern, 83, American jazz pianist and composer, heart attack.
María Rivas, 59, Venezuelan Latin jazz singer and composer.
Richard Wyands, 91, American jazz pianist.
Larry Willis, 78, American jazz pianist.
Gianni Lenoci, 56, Italian jazz pianist.
Milcho Leviev, 81, Bulgarian jazz pianist.
Atilla Engin, 73, Turkish jazz drummer.
Jan Erik Kongshaug, 75, Norwegian recording engineer and jazz guitarist.
Bob Szajner, 81, American jazz pianist.
Jan Byrczek, 83, Polish-American jazz bassist, founder of Jazz Forum.
Eddie Duran, 94, American jazz guitarist.
Herbert Joos, 79, German jazz trumpeter.
Joe McQueen, 100, American jazz saxophonist.
Irv Williams, 100, American jazz saxophonist.
Vic Juris, 66, American jazz guitarist.
James Ingram, 66, American R&B singer-songwriter.
Frankie Smith, 65–66, American funk and R&B musician.
Andre Williams, 82, American R&B singer and songwriter.
Glen Brown, 75, Jamaican reggae musician and record producer.
Pat Kelly, 74, Jamaican rocksteady and reggae singer.
Jah Stitch, 69, Jamaican reggae singer.
Bunny Brown, 60s, Jamaican reggae musician.
Willie Murphy, 75, American blues musician.
Mike Ledbetter, 33, American blues musician.
Ayub Ogada, 63, Kenyan musician.
Chartwell Dutiro, 62, Zimbabwean musician.
Ubirajara Penacho dos Reis, 85, Brazilian musician.
Mose Se Sengo, 73, Congolese musician.
Stan Applebaum, 96, American musician, composer and arranger.
Mac Wiseman, 93, American bluegrass musician.
Boon Gould, 64, English musician (Level 42).
John Starling, 79, American bluegrass musician.
Preston Epps, 88, American musician.
Johnny Clegg, 66, British-born South African singer and musician.
Leo Gauriloff, 62, Finnish musician.
Jimmy Johnson, 76, American musician (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section) and record producer.