Legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney has died of complications from the novel coronavirus, his publicist said.
Roney 59, died on Tuesday at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.
According to a statement from his publicist Lydia Liebman the virtuoso trumpeter died as a result of Covid-19 complications.
“I am saddened to confirm that the iconic trumpeter and jazz legend Wallace Roney passed away due to complications of COVID-19 this morning just before noon, working with Wallace was and will remain one of the greatest privileges of my life. It was an honor to represent him and to be part of his musical world. I cannot even begin to express how much I will miss him and his music.” Liebman said
Roney won a Grammy in 1994 for the album “A Tribute To Miles,” and was nominated for another in 1997.
Roney and Miles Davis(Who died in 1991) played together at a Montreux Jazz Festival concert in Switzerland that was directed by Quincy Jones.
His death comes just a week after Cameroonian Jazz maestro Manu Dibango also succumbed to the novel Covid-19.