Vic Juris

Arnie Goodman / Used with permission

Vic Juris, a guitarist whose stylistic breadth, technical fluency and selfless poise made him a first-rate sideman for more than 40 years, as well as an influential educator and a perennially underrated solo artist, died early this morning at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. He was 66.

Vic Juris
Doug Doyle for WBGO

The amazing jazz guitarist Vic Juris passed away this morning at the age of 66. 

In 2014, Vic Juris was a guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle where he talked about his love of boxing.  Juris started following the sport when Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) fought Sonny Liston in 1964.