Romanian musician Johnny Raducanu passes away at 79

Newsroom 19/09/2011 | 15:44

Jazz musician Johnny Raducanu has passed away Monday morning. He was 79 years old.

He was born in Braila, on December 1st 1931 as Raducanu Cretu, in a family of Roma decent and a musical tradition of over 300 years. He studied music in Iasi and Cluj Napoca, then at the Bucharest conservatory.

His musical career spans more than half a century and has seen Johnny Raducanu in various roles, from composer to piano and bass player. Some of his international music collaborations were with Art Farmer, Slide Hampton, Friedrich Gulda and Guido Manusardi. In 1987 he received an honorary membership in the Louis Armstrong Academy in New Orleans.

 

Some of his music here.

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