• David "Fathead" Newman: 2/24/33-1/20/09

    January 21, 2009. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Saxophonist David Newman
    photo by John Rogers

    David "Fathead" Newman died yesterday, January 20 @ 6:00pm. He had suffered from pancreatic cancer for over a year but tried to keep his music alive to the very end. His widow Karen would like to thank everybody that supported his music over the years. Donations can be made in his honor to The Jazz Foundation. A memorial service will be announced in the very near future.

    Last year, David Newman joined WBGO's Gary Walker on Morning Jazz. You can hear the interview:

    -Josh

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