[Dixielandjazz] Harry Epp RIP
Gene & Betty Lynch
bettylynch at verizon.net
Wed Sep 7 21:41:25 PDT 2005
We too are shocked. We just saw, and talkked with this very nice gentleman at the DJML F2F at the LA Sweet & Hot festival only last Saturday. He very often came to the LA fest, not to play, but just to listen. He was such a nice guy, he's bound to rest in peace.
And let's the rest of us live, and enjoy every day, and every song, as if....
Gene & Betty Lynch
Redondo Beach, CA
>From: Will Connelly <willc at highstream.net>
>Date: Wed Sep 07 13:25:17 CDT 2005
>To: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Harry Epp RIP
>Dear Friends . . .
>I am shocked and saddened to have to report that pianist/banjoist Harry
>Epp has died. I had the news from Hal Donovan, who had called Harry this
>morning to try to find out how Pat Cooke was (surviving) and got his
>son, Rich, instead. I talked to Rob, the eldest son, who said that they
>were waiting for the medical examiner but that it was apparently a heart
>attack - Harry had had a bad one several years ago - and when I talked
>with him last night he said he was worn out from his trip to LA for the
>Sweet and Hot even as he raved about the music he'd heard and the
>friends he'd connected with there.
>Harry was one of my closest friends, and the regular pianist in my River
>Liffey Saloon Jazz Band and Roaring Tusker Jazz Band. Through the years
>he also worked with Bill Thomas's Bourbon Street Jazz Band, with Sandy
>Sander and Frank Izzo, Frank Hubbell and the Riverside Jazz Band. I was
>privileged to produce two albums of Harry's Muskat Ramblers, which began
>life in Columbus, Ohio in the early '50s. His eldest son, Rob, asked me
>to take care of the musical arrangements. I will do this, and will keep
>you all advised as the funeral arrangements are made.
>You can't imagine how I feel right now.
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