Donald Byrd, 1932-2013

Donald Byrd

On several blogs and websites, a man name Alex Bugnon, a nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd, is quoted as saying that Byrd died on Monday in Dover, Delaware, his home in recent years. According to the reports, Bugnon said that other members of Byrd‘s family were keeping the death of the 80-year-old jazz artist under "an unnecessary shroud of secrecy." I have tried to get at least one further confirmation; a coroner’s report, word from an immediate family member in Delaware, a funeral home … [Read more...]