Jazz DJ Mort Fega Is Dead at 83

Classic Arts News   Jazz DJ Mort Fega Is Dead at 83
 
Mort Fega, the host of the radio show Jazz Unlimited, died on January 21, the Associated Press reports. He was 83.

According to the AP, he died of complications from back surgery.

Fega helped introduce New Yorkers to the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and other jazz giants of the 1950s and '60s‹first on a radio station in New Rochelle, New York, and then on New York City's WEVD.

He also served as the master of ceremonies for many jazz events, and his voice is familiar to many from his introductions of Davis and his band at a 1964 concert at Lincoln Center, which was recorded for two classic LPs (since combined on a CD set).

After leaving WEVD in 1969, Fega was heard on stations in Phoenix and Florida, and helped produce jazz events.


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