Monday, February 8, 2010

John Dankworth (1927-2010)

John Dankworth, the British saxophonist and jazz bandleader, died Feb. 6 at the age of 82. Cleo Laine, the singer who has been Dankworth's wife for 52 years and his performing partner since 1950, announced her husband's death at the end of a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Stables, the couple's music center in Buckinghamshire, Damien Pearse reports in The Guardian: