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Bassist Milt Abel, a Key Player in KC Jazz, Dies at 77
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TitleBassist Milt Abel, a Key Player in KC Jazz, Dies at 77
AbstractLocal jazz bass player Milt Abel died February 3, 2006, at age 77. He and his first wife, Bettye Miller, performed for many years at the Horseshoe Lounge on Troost Avenue near East Linwood Boulevard. She died in 1977 and he is survived by his second wife Linda Abel whom he married in 1980. Milt and Bettye toured nationally and played at the Newport Jazz Festival in the 1960s. "In May he was one of seven local musicians awarded Lifetime Achievement in Jazz awards during a concert to benefit the Coda Jazz Fund, which raises money to help provide proper funerals and burials for needy jazz musicians." A traditional jazz wake and jam session in his honor is scheduled for February 9 at the Watkins Bros. Memorial Chapel and his funeral is to be February 10 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
NotesObituary from the Kansas City Star, February 8, 2006 edition (B3:3-6) is attached.
DateFebruary 6, 2006
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Jazz--People
PageB4:1
Local SubjectAbel, Milt
Local Musicians
Jazz Musicians
Miller, Bettye W.
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID215388
CONTENTdm number29301
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