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Wallace Roney, 1960-2020

Jazzed Magazine • News • April 8, 2020

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Lydia Liebman of Lydia Liebman Promotions confirmed the passing of Wallace Roney in a letter shared on Tuesday, March 31. Roney, who was just shy of turning 60, passed away due to complications of COVID-19.

The letter reads:

“I am saddened to confirm that the iconic trumpeter and jazz legend Wallace Roney passed away due to complications of COVID-19 this morning just before noon. The family is looking to have a memorial service to honor Wallace and his musical contributions once this pandemic has passed. Please respect their privacy at this time.

Working with Wallace was and will remain one of the greatest privileges of my life. It was an honor to represent him and to be part of his musical world. I cannot even begin to express how much I will miss him and his music.

Please, friends, be safe.

With love and light,
Lydia”

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