john levy*Another music luminary has died.

Earlier we reported on the deaths on singer Etta James and reggae producer Winston Riley. Now comes word that Jazz singer Nancy Wilson’s longtime manager, John Levy has also died.

According to Jazz, Levy died on Friday, January 20, the same day as James and Riley. His death comes less than three months shy of his 100th birthday.

The site quotes his wife, Devra Hall Levy as saying he was sleeping peacefully in her arms at home in Altadena when his heart finally gave out.

In addition to his wife of Altadena, CA, Mr. Levy is survived his son Michael Levy and daughter Pamela McRae both of Youngstown, OH, daughters Samara Levy of San Diego, CA, and Jole Levy of New York, NY, fifteen grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren.

According to Mr. Levy’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Donations may be made to the “MCG Jazz John Levy Fund” which is earmarked for the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild’s “Jazz Is Life” educational programs nationwide

Read/learn more at Jazz Corner.