[Dixielandjazz] Buddy DeFranco dies-- intial notice

Bill Knowles knowles19 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 25 19:28:06 PST 2014

Buddy DeFranco was a participant and major financial sponsor of jazz
professor and trombonist Lance Boyd's annual spring jazz festivals, a major
part of the jazz curriculum at the University of Montana. Buddy warmer
months in Whitefish, Mont. He was greatly loved by all at the university,
not just for his financial support but more for his enthusiastic
encouragement of young musicians. And what a thrill it was for Lance's
students to play with Buddy year after year. We'll miss him.


Bill Knowles

Prof. Emeritus/Journalism

University of Montana


From: Norman Vickers [mailto:NVickers1 at cox.net] 
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:20 PM
Subject: Buddy DeFranco dies-- intial notice


To: DJML and Musicians & Jazzfans list

From: Norman Vickers, Jazz Society of Pensacola


This note from Bob Borich,  Gulf Jazz Society, Panama City, Florida give
initial notice about death of Buddy Defranco.  When more details are
available, I'll forward them.

We send our condolences to his wife Joyce and son  Chad.




From: Bob Borich [mailto:raborich at bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:27 PM
To: Norman Vickers; Steve Gilmore; Marime Crawford; Lou Columbus
Subject: Fw: Buddy



Bob Borich
Talent Chairman
Panama City Music Association


On Thursday, December 25, 2014 4:42 PM, "fjlindholm at aol.com"
<fjlindholm at aol.com> wrote:


It is with a heavy heart that we tell you of the passing of our dear friend
Buddy DeFranco  He died @ age 91 Wednesday evening in the ICU @ Gulf Coast.
Joyce and Chad were with him. 


There are no arrangements as yet. 


Larry & Bob:  Please send this on to Steve Gilmore, Wally Crawford, Norman
of the Pensy Jazz Society as well as any other friends/players.   (We are
out of town and don't have their e-mail addresses)




Fred & Jayne Lindholm


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