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I found out early last evening and am beyond grieved. Local legendary drummer who played everything from fusion to blues to dixieland jazz as only he could. Iconic, approachable, genuine, humble, generous, admired and loved by all who knew him. It was surreal to be surrounded by the players who knew him the best, listening to the joyous musical celebration and tribute to their compadre. I will miss the way he greeted me warmly with a hug at every gig and for allowing me the recent opportunity to sit in for a tune or two. I hope he is hearing everything now, with full clarity and jamming with the best.