Violinist John Blake Jr., 67, Dies

August 21, 2014 / No Comments

Dan DeLuca
Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic

John Blake Jr., the Philadelphia jazz violinist and music educator who toured with Grover Washington Jr. and McCoy Tyner and taught generations of students at the Settlement Music School and University of the Arts, has died.

Blake, who was 67, died on Friday from complications of multiple myeloma according to his son, Johnathan Blake.