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Elvin Jones - drum legend - has died

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mike Flynn, May 20, 2004.

  1. Just got an email to day to say that Elvin passed away this week - here's the text from the mail:

    "It's with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I inform you all that our beloved friend Elvin Jones passed away today, Tuesday, May 18th at 2:46 p.m. eastern time in New York. He was 76 years young. Please take a moment to pause and remember this very special person.

    I do not have any information regarding a funeral service, and respectfully ask that you not call about it. Rest assured we will post whatever information is appropriate on our website, or Joe Testa (Yamaha) or I will communicate it via e-mail.

    In the meantime, please pray that his journey be a safe and peaceful one. God Bless you, Elvin.

    With thanks,


    John P. DeChristopher

    Director of Artist Relations & Event Marketing Worldwide
    Avedis Zildjian Company-World Headquarters"

    The guy was an amazing drummer who made a huge contribution to both jazz and drum technique - he#ll be missed.