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Trumpeter Clark Terry has died; statement from the Recording Academy


Musician Clark Terry (second from left) is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow (right) at the Special Merit Awards and Nominee Reception at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on January 30, 2010. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy® /Wireimage.com © 2010. Photographed by: R. Diamond
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Legendary jazz trumpeter and master of the fluglehorn, Clark Terry,  has died. He was 94. Terry was a mentor to Miles Davis and played with the orchestras of Basie and Ellington and the Tonight Show Band.   His wofe announced his death on his web page late on February 21; the cause of death was not disclosed although Terry was diabetic say AP. His life in music spanned over 7 decades.

Statement from The Recording Academy on the Passing of Clark Terry
 
Jazz legend and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Clark Terry was a multi-instrumentalist and bandleader whose significant contributions to the jazz world are unparalleled. Known most famously as a trumpeter, he worked with the orchestras of both Duke Ellington and Count Basie, and recorded with leading jazz artists including Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and many more. Highly respected by his fellow musicians, his extraordinary career spanned seven decades, and his love for music led him to be a staunch advocate for jazz education, authoring several jazz instruction manuals and teaching workshops in schools. Our music community has lost a true pioneer, and his legacy will continue to influence jazz for years to come. Our thoughts go out to his family, his friends, his many collaborators, and all who have been entertained by his exceptional talent. Neil Portnow President/CEO The Recording Academy