[Dixielandjazz] Harry Epp RII was with Harry all last week-end at the Sweet & Hot where we had a

Richard Broadie rbroadie at dc.rr.com
Thu Sep 8 09:35:05 PDT 2005

I was with Harry all last week-end at the Sweet & Hot where we had a
wonderful time recalling his Chicago days in the late 1950s where I first
met him.  He was at our djml f2f.   First Charlie Hooks and now Harry.  This
is too depressing for me to continue.

Dick Broadie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Will Connelly" <willc at highstream.net>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 11:25 AM
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.
> Will Connelly
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