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Most Jazz musicians play well into they’re senior years, playing across many clubs in each country, having a million and one stories to share with their kin. We have lost many legendary artists in the last 10 years, and there are many Jazz greats that are still alive today.

This is a list dedicated to Jazz greats that were lost well before they should have been; In many unfortunate cases during their prime, and in even more unfortunate instances, before their prime. Although these women and men lived abbreviated lives, all of these artists have left behind an individual legacy, and they will be for ever remembered as members of the Jazz Community.

If we missed anyone, or if there are any honorable mentions, please let it be heard in the comments. Thanks!

(information provided by wikipedia)

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  1. Marcus P. BoisAubin

    Where’s Jaco Pastorious on this list? He died before the age 45, and he definitely helped changed the face of electric bass in Jazz!

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