Sunday, May 2, 2010

In Memoriam - Rob McConnell

Again, sad news to impart today courtesy of Pat Collins' posting on Facebook. Legendary trombonist, bandleader, composer and arranger Rob McConnell passed away yesterday in hospital after a period of failing health due to liver cancer. He was 75.

The photo is from Makoto 2007 on flickr.com. I had photos like this too from that Canada Day concert - but they were accidentally erased in the Barbados....

The world is a better place for Rob's contributions with the world renowned Boss Brass and Tentets. He assembled some of the most amazing musicians in Canada and in fact anywhere. I'm glad I got to hear the Brass on Canada Day last year and that my brother Colin was part of the group.

Thank you Rob and bless you. Condolences to his family and his musical family. Your legacy lives on.
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