George Wein, Jazz Festival Trailblazer, Is Dead at 95

George Wein, the impresario who almost single-handedly turned the jazz festival into a worldwide phenomenon, died on Monday at his apartment in Manhattan. He was 95. His death was announced by a spokeswoman, Carolyn McClair. Jazz festivals were not an entirely new idea when Mr. Wein (pronounced ween) was approached

Gianna Rolandi, Spirited Soprano With a Radiant Voice, Dies at 68

Gianna Rolandi, an American soprano who brought effortless coloratura technique, bright sound and a vibrant stage presence to diverse roles over a 20-year international career, died on Sunday in Chicago. She was 68. Her death, in a hospital, was announced by the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Ms. Rolandi had earlier

‘Deliverance’ Actor Ned Beatty Dies At 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including “Deliverance,” “Network” and “Superman,” was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died. He was 83. Beatty’s manager, Deborah Miller, said Beatty died Sunday of natural causes at

James Prigoff, Who Documented Street Art, Dies at 93

James Prigoff, who after beginning his career in business turned his attention to photography, documenting public murals and street art in thousands of pictures taken all over the world and helping to legitimize works once dismissed as vandalism, died on April 21 at his home in Sacramento, Calif. He was

Al Schmitt, Maestro of Recorded Sound, Is Dead at 91

Al Schmitt, who as a boy watched Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters record music in his uncle’s studio, and who went on to become a Grammy Award-winning engineer for a long roster of artists including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Diana Krall, died on Monday

Richard K. Kim, Pioneering Korean-American Prosecutor, Dies at 76

He was appointed an assistant district attorney in Queens in 1985 and later became counsel to a cosmetics company. He died of complications of Covid-19. By Sam Roberts This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Richard Kim

Freddie Redd, Jazz Pianist and Composer, Is Dead at 92

Freddie Redd, a pianist and composer who released a pair of well-received albums for Blue Note Records in the early 1960s, then spent more than half a century bouncing through different cities as an ambassador of jazz’s golden age, died on March 17 at a care facility in Manhattan. He

Roger Englander, Producer of ‘Young People’s Concerts,’ Dies at 94

Roger Englander, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director of the acclaimed Young People’s Concerts, which featured the magnetic Leonard Bernstein leading the New York Philharmonic, died on Feb. 8 at a hospital in Newport, R.I. He was 94. The cause appeared to be pneumonia, said Michael Dupré, his companion and