Percy Heath Memorial Planned for June 10

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Bassist Percy Heath will be remembered at a memorial at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York on June 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The lineup of musicians appearing at the event have not been confirmed, a spokesperson said, but according to the New York Times scheduled performers include Heath's two brothers, saxophonist Jimmy Heath and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath; trumpeter Clark Terry; and pianists Hank Jones, Randy Weston, and Barry Harris.

Heath performed with the groundbreaking Modern Jazz Quartet from 1952 through 1974, the year the group broke up, and then again after it re-formed, from 1981 through 1997. He also played regularly with his brothers.


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