Saddened to hear about the passing of the great singer Joe Lee Wilson, one of the mainstays of the New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s. His album Living High Off Nickels and Dimes is a classic.
Today we just received the news that our dear friend, fellow musician & dearly beloved brother just made the transition. (Sun Rise: December 22,1935- Sunset: July 17, 2011)
After battling with debilitating health issues Joe Lee Wilson passed away in Brighton, England around 2:30pm (euro time) / 8:30am (est-usa). Joe Lee leaves his wife Jill & daughter Naima & many family members & friends. We in the Spirit of Life Ensemble are honored to have worked with this truly gifted & remarkable human being and musician. "Jazz Ain't Nothin' But Soul" . We appreciate his friendship, musical knowledge and all the beautiful memories.We will deeply miss him as with all that knew and loved him. We offer our heartfelt condolence to the family.
This concert is a celebration of life!!!
On Friday July 22, 2011(7pm to 11pm) we SoLE pay tribute to Joe Lee Wilson @ the Priory Jazz Club - 223 West Market Street- Newark, N.J 07103