Saxophonist Dr. Herman Green died.....

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Saxophonist Dr. Herman Green died.....

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Dr. Herman Green (1930 - November 26, 2020). The 90-year-old saxophonist died peacefully surrounded by his family, the post states.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Jazz and Blues icon Dr. Herman Green passed away at his home on Thanksgiving, according to a Facebook post made by Freeworld bandmate Richard Cushing. He played with giants from B.B. King to John Coltrane.


A visitation for Green is planned to be held sometime in the next week, followed by the ceremonial walking of his ashes down Beale Street, and possibly a funeral parade in the near future. A Memorial Jam will be planned for sometime in the Spring of 2021. Cushing’s Facebook post describes Green as a great musician, mentor, teacher, and friend. The two founded the band Freeworld in 1987.

Green’s longtime bandmate in FreeWorld, Richard Cushing, hailed him as "a truly amazing musician, caring patriarch to his family, mentor and teacher to many, and friend to everyone he met. A true treasure to all he touched with his deep musical knowledge and skill, his infectious laugh, and his zest for life and love,” noted Cushing. “The City of Memphis will never be the same without his energy in the mix.”

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