Remembrance: Kenny Wheeler , Influential Sound In Jazz

September 18, 2014 / No Comments


Kenny Wheeler, a jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer who was as comfortable improvising with uncompromising avant-gardists like the saxophonist Anthony Braxton as he was writing challenging arrangements for a big band, died on Thursday in London. He was 84.

His death was announced by the Royal Academy of Music in London, where Mr. Wheeler was the founding patron of Junior Jazz, a course of study for teenagers. He had been in failing health for several months.

Source: New York Times