Paul’s family and friends from elementary school, college, Peace Corps in Malawi, Voice of America, the New York Jazz community, are remembering Paul with words and songs.
Amandus J. Derr , Senior Pastor of St. Peter’s Church
Yessy Blair and Nick Blair
Ellen Miller from PS 16 and West High of Rochester, NY
Bob Abel / Charlie Meliska, Wooster College, OH
John Geraghty / Sandra Lauffer, PCV in Malawi
Barry Maughan, VoA (eulogy read by Nicholas Blair)
Howard Mandel of Jazz Journalists Association (JJA)
Musicians Set 1
Music set 2:
Cecilia Coleman Big Band:
Peter Brainin, Bobby Porcelli, Stephan Kammerer, Geoff Vidal, Stan Killian, Frank Basile, Jeff Wilfore, Hardin Butcher, Kerry MacKillop, John Eckert, Don Sickler, Matt McDonald, Mike Fahn, Sam Burtis, Joe Randazzo, Tim Givens, Jeff Brillinger, David Coss, and Cecilia Coleman.
The family of Paul Blair thanks all friends who expressed their condolence and love.
Special thanks to Gwen Calvier and her staff at Hot House Jazz magazine
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York, NY 10022
For a summary of Paul’s life, career and contributions to jazz, see Howard Mandel’s remembrance on the Jazz Journalists Association website.