Rest In Peace Jazz Sax Player Byard Lancaster

4:06 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Rest In Peace Jazz Sax Player Byard Lancaster

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WRTI joins the Philadelphia jazz community in mourning the loss of Byard Lancaster on August 23rd.
  • Source: Philly
  • | Via: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Email Dan DeLuca Byard Lancaster, the prolific Philadelphia jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist known for his avant-garde work in the early 1970s and more recently, his successful battles with SEPTA to be able to play his music on subway concourses, died on Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 70.
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